Hiking route Grand Rû
In this easy itinerary, we go halfway up the hill through the protection forest located above the main village of Bruil (1.723 masl): we leave the hamlet Chanavey (1.686 masl), reach the hamlet Canavesan (1.800 masl) and, after we go up for a while on the right orographic bank of the Dora di Rhêmes, we cross “Grand Rû”, an irrigation stream originating from Entrelor waterfall. We walk on the flat for about 1,5 km along the above mentioned stream, we descend to the hamlet of Chaudanne (Broillaz) (1.820 masl) and reach soon after the gorgeous lake Pellaud, close to the village of the same name. We then follow the nature trail of the Gran Paradiso National Park on the valley floor and we finally go back to the starting point.
Estimated journey time: about 3 hours
Meeting point and time: 9.30 a.m. or 2 p.m. at the car park before the main village of Rhêmes-Notre-Dame
Elevation gain: about 300 m
Length: about 10 km
Kind of activity: group trekking with hiking guide
Altitude of the highest point of the trek: 1.860 masl (Grand Rû)
Terrain characteristics: mountain trail and stretches of farm track on the valley floor with no 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:
T=tourist according to the hike difficulty rating scale of CAI. A minimum workout is required.
Minimum age: 8 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: 20 €
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 20 litres max
Clothes to wear:
Mountain shorts or mountain trousers
T-shirt (preferably of breathable fabric, like microfibre)
Hiking socks (not short socks)
Wind stopper jacket
Inside the backpack:
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)
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!