From Gressoney-Saint-Jean to Gressoney-La-Trinité (1627m), trail 14
Gressoney-Saint-Jean to Gressoney-La
(You can go on to Stafal)
Trail 14 starts from Gressoney-Saint-Jean (1373m) and arrives in Gressoney-La-Trinité (1627m). It is 7746m long and the total positive elevation gain is 299m.
The approximate time for the ascent is 2h17. The trail is rated T difficulty.
It is a long and very popular walk that joins the two towns of Gressoney Saint Jean and Gressoney La Trinité, following the bed of the Lys River on the orographic left (right vefrsante, guandando the Monte Rosa) with very gentle slope. I will describe the trail in the direction from Saint Jean to La Trinité, but the route is perfectly marked and obviously those who want to walk it starting from La Trinité will not have the slightest problem.
The trail can be walked by anyone: the total elevation gain is very small and “spread” over as much as 7 kilometers. If the day is nice, the walk is wonderful: along the way you will pass by ancient stadel, Villa Loubeno (where some scenes of House of Gucci were filmed), the stunning Ecko Chapel, and pass through flowery meadows and pastures probably occupied by placid cattle. 7 kilometers during which it is really impossible to get bored.
When you reach Gressoney La Trinité, you can continue further, crossing the Lys and continuing on the left side of the valley (orographic right) until you reach Stafal, a village that lies at the end of the valley. We first pass through the hamlet of Batt, where it is possible to observe the only natural bridge present on the Lys, composed of a few large boulders over which a small road passes, allowing us to climb back onto the state road. From Batt you climb a short step up to the hamlet of Biel above, cross the tiny hamlet and return to the asphalt road: from there on to get to Stafal simply follow the road.