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Col du Haut Val de Bagnes

Sport, Pedestrian sports, Trail route at Fionnay 
14.0 km
  • This demanding loop immerses you into the magnificent nature reserve of the Upper Val de Bagnes with its high passes and arched stables, whose beauty is equalled only by that of the flora and fauna.

  • A few switchback turns in a couloir that starts steep but opens onto a flat area and you eventually reach the Crêt stables: it’s worth popping your nose into one of these architectural jewels of the mountain pastures to admire the vaulted roof. Then, it’s an arduous climb up to a pasture, a few narrow cliff-like bends, and you'll have to watch your step between the two peaks - the Col de Sarshlau pass is narrow, with nothing on either side. The descent on the other side is through scree...
    A few switchback turns in a couloir that starts steep but opens onto a flat area and you eventually reach the Crêt stables: it’s worth popping your nose into one of these architectural jewels of the mountain pastures to admire the vaulted roof. Then, it’s an arduous climb up to a pasture, a few narrow cliff-like bends, and you'll have to watch your step between the two peaks - the Col de Sarshlau pass is narrow, with nothing on either side. The descent on the other side is through scree before joining the stream with its beautiful shimmering channels. Once you reach the Dâ, save some energy to attack the leg-breaking short uphill: then at the Bec de l'Aigle, gaze down into the clear waters of the idyllic lake with vaulted barns on its far side. Ibex graze close to hikers here in this beautiful nature reserve where you have the amazing feeling of being in harmony with nature. Stop for a light snack at the hut at the end of the lake and stretch your muscles one last time on the way back down to Fionnay.
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