Chamois and La Magdeleine sare two small towns in Aosta Valley that together form one of the Alpine Pearls of the region, thanks to the efforts of the two administrations and 200 inhabitants. Chamois is the only Italian town completely car-free, and is only reachable by cable car or on foot.
Today we introduce you to the pedestrian and cycle path that runs from La Magdeleine and arrives in Chamois, including forests, views of the Matterhorn and vast meadows. The itinerary starts in the vicinity of the church of La Magdeleine, at the first bend, we turn left, following the signs for Chamois. We walk for a kilometer, and we pass the second bend. After 100 meters from the curve we take the private road that leads first to a mountain pasture and then a wooden fountain, made in 1990 by the Forest Rangers. We cross the wood, through steep gorges and reach the Alpe Copetou, who gave us a fantastic view of the Matterhorn. The road begins a short climb, going east. When the path reach the valley of Sacerou, we descend to cross the river and continue through the meadows. We reach the village of Suis and we continue on the right, encountering an old mill. Then we cross the bridge over the stream Chamois and so we reach the village of Corgnolaz, that is part of Chamois. All along the path you can find recreational facilities and educational panels related to the topic of energy, its use and consumption and how it can be sustainably produced from renewable sources.
Lungo tutto il sentiero è possibile trovare installazioni ludiche e pannelli didattici legati al tema dell’energia, sul suo utilizzo e consumo e su come può essere prodotta in modo sostenibile da fonti rinnovabili.
In winter you can make this route by snowshoes or cross-country skis, in summer on foot or by mountain bike.
Author: Chiara Marras