Challancin - Mont Court de Bard
This itinerary goes through the protection forest located above the village of Challancin (1.640 m a.s.l.) and ends at the watershed ridge separating the valley of Vertosan from the main valley. From Challancin we take the paved farm track up to the second turn. After about a kilometre, we take a rather steep path, on the right, and head on up to the farm track that goes to the chalets of Arpilles. From here we follow the trail crossing a creek and gently going up through the woods; we then take the right up to Col-de-Bard. We climb the grassy hills to Mont-Court-de-Bard at 2.254 masl, where we have lunch on a wide, beautiful clearing, enjoying an amazing view stretching 180 degrees from Mont Blanc to Mont Emilius.
Estimated journey time: about 6 hours (lunch stop included)
Meeting point and time: 9.30 a.m. at the car park opposite to the city hall of La Salle
Elevation gain: about 680 m
Length: about 12 km
Kind of activity: group trekking with hiking guide
Atude of the highest point of the trek: 2.255 masl (Mont Court de Bard)
Terrain characteristics: mountain trail with no evident technical difficulties
Minimum number of participants to this excursion: 5
Every weekend (Saturday and Sunday) from mid June to end of September. The booking must be submitted within the 24 hours before the start date of the hike you have chosen.
Other treks can be planned on request for groups of at least 5 people.
Difficulty of the hike:
E= hiker according to the hike difficulty rating scale of CAI. A fair level of fitness and health is required. Consider a minimum of workout before the departure.
Minimum age: 12 years
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The programme of the tour may be modified for reasons not attributable to the organization (bad weather conditions, technical level of the participants, etc.). The guide reserves the right to change the itinerary according to the weather conditions or for the safety of the group.
Cost per person: 25 €
The enrolment fee includes:
The support of a hiking guide throughout the excursion
A third-party liability insurance for accidents due to the negligent behaviour of the guide
The enrolment fee does NOT include:
personal equipment and gear
travel costs to get to the meeting point
food and drinks (packed lunch)
anything not mentioned at “the enrollment fee includes”
in case of change of itinerary for reasons not attributable to the organization (bad weather conditions, technical level of the participants, etc.) the unforeseen expenses will be charged to the participants.
Equipment list for one-day hikes
Backpack of 30 litres max
Clothes to wear:
T-shirt (preferably of breathable fabric, like microfibre)
Hiking socks (not short socks)
Wind stopper jacket
Inside the backpack:
Mountain trousers (Schoeller, soft shell fabric)
Waterproof shell jacket (Gore-tex, pac-lite fabric)
Backpack rain cover if not integrated in the backpack itself
Water bottle/thermos + snack (like cereal bars, chocolate)
Personal pharmacy kit (painkillers, compeed, aspirin)
Sign up: within the 24 hours before the start date of the hike you have chosen, by email or by phone at +39 333.7373636
..there’s a whole valley to discover between you and me!