62 Route 13. COGNE. Graian
between the Gran Paradiso and Becca di Gay, and the Colle Money (11,280 ft.),
between the Roccia Viva (11,975 ft.; small lake on the top) and the Tour du
Grand St. Pierre (see below), lead from the head of the Vallone de Val¬
nontey to the Val d'Orco (see below; guide 15 fr.).
From Cocine to Hóne-Bard, 11-12 hrs., attractive and not diffícult. A
bridle-path (royal hunting-path) crosses the Urtier at (1/2 hr.) Champlong
(5185 ft.), and ascends the valley of the stream with its abundant flowers
and waterfalls, commanding fine views of the Grivola to the W. and of
the Combe de Valeille (see below), enclosed by glaciers, to the S. We next
pass the chapel of Cret to the (2 hrs.) chalets of Chuvanis, whence we may
either follow the lower path to the right by Brulot and Peyrasas, or that
to the left along the slope of the Tersiva (p. 61), viá Pianés and Pontón,
with its little lake, and along the Tour de Pontón, to the (2 hrs.) Col de
Cogne (Fenétre de Cogne or Finestra Chumporcher; 9288 ft.), between the Tour
de Pontón and the Becco Costassa. We descend into the pastoral Val Chum¬
porcher or Camporciero, passing the chalets of Dondenna, to (3V2hrs.) Cham-
porcher (4650 ft.; rustic inn), aud thence by Pont-Bosel to (27« hrs.) Hóne-
Bard (p. 55).
From Cogne to St. Marcel, 8 hrs., not difficult (practicable formules).
The route leads through the Vallone di Grauson to the (272 hrs.) chalets ot
Grauson (p. 61), and thence past the little Coronas Lake to the (2 hrs.)
Col de St. Marcel (Colle di Coronas, 9535 ft.), a saddle of the Cresta del
Tessonet. We descend through the wooded Vallone di St. Marcel to (37a hrs.)
St. Marcel (p. 56).
From Cogne to Aosta, 9 hrs. (with guide), fatiguing but interesting.
The route ascends viá the chalets of Chavanis and Arpisson (7630 ft.) to
the Col d'Arbole (9300 ft.); fine view of the Gran Paradiso and Grivola.
Descent viá the Chalets d'Arbole (8190 ft.) and the hermitage of St. Grat
(5815 ft.; p. 58). — To Aymaville (p. 58) over the Colle de Chaz-Séche
(9250 ft.) or the Colle del Drinc (8705 ft.), 7-8 hrs., both attractive and not
From Cogne to the Val Soana across the Colle della Nocva, 7-8 hrs.
to Campiglia, attractive and not difficult. Passing the chalets of Chavanis
and Brulot (see above) to the foot of the glacier and akirting this to the
right, we reach (3 hrs.) the Colle della Nouva (Colle dell' Arietta; 9670 ft.),
and enjoyan admirable view of Mont Blanc and the S. side of the Graian
Alps. Steep descent to the chalets of Arietta, and through the Val Cam¬
piglia to (3 hrs.) Campigliu, 0/2 hr.) Valprato, and O/2 hr.) Ronco (3087 ft ;
Alb. Nazionale; Universo; omn. to Cuorgne), in the Val Soana, 27í hrs.
above Pont Canavese (p. 42). — Two other passes to the Val Soana lead
respectively across the Colle Bardoney (9295 ft.), between the Punta Lavina
and the Punta Rol (fatiguing), and across the Bocchetla di Rancio (9860 ft.),
to the N. of the Punta Lavina (difficult).
To the Val d'Orco ( Val Locana) over the Colle Grand Crou or the Colle
Money, see above. Two other difficult passes lead from the Vallone di
Valeille, the lateral valley parallel to the Vallone d'Urtier on the S. (see
above), to the Ricovero Piantonetto (9140 ft.) in the Val Piantonetlo and to
Perebecche (p. 42) in the Val d'Orco: the Colle di Teleccio (10,910 ft.),
between the Tour du Grand St. Pierre (12,113 ft.; the difficult ascent of
which may be made from the pass) and the Ondezana; and the Colle
Sengie (10,520 ft.), between the Ondezana and the Puntu Sengie.
2ud Day. — Fbom Cogne to Valsavaeanchb (8-9 hrs.), attrac¬
tive (guide, 10 fr., not indispensable). From (3/4 hr.) Valnontey
(5505 ft.) the bridle-path ascends to the right, through wood,
passing a pretty fall of the Lauzon, to the (272 hrs.) royal shooting-
lodge ('Campement du Roi'; 8490 ft.) and the (2 hrs.) Colle lauzon
(10,830 ft.), with an admirable view (still more extensive from a
height a few minutes to the S.). We now descend, onjoying superb
views of the Gran Paradiso, on the left, and Grivola, on the right,