The Torrents and their Richness

Tour with snowshoes in Valsavarenche

  • Trail Conditions: On foot,
  • Interest: Wildlife, Panorama
  • Departure: Fronte Hotel Genzianella a Pont Valsavarenche (2m)
  • Arrival: Pravieux (2m)
  • Duration: 2 hour/s 30 minutes
  • Difference in height: 140m

The easy trail leaves in front of the hotel. The itinerary develops almost entirely downhill, on the left-hand side, and gives the opportunity to observe how the strength of the water can prevail against the hardest rock: the torrent has dug over the millennia spectacular gorges alternating with more level stretches…
The big opposites of Nature in the mountains often can be seen this way: how this torrent houses a very little but strong and tough bird, the White-throated Dipper, who dips upstream to search the gravelly bed of the torrent looking for aquatic insects, in summer and winter, without freezing! Able to build its nest behind a small waterfall that will become bigger when, in late spring, it will have its chicks; this will represent an impenetrable barrier for its predators, but not for it!

Main features:
- village of Pessey
- small waterfall of the torrent Cote Savatère
- Gordtzes du Terrè

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