uphill difference of level / in height:
downhill difference of level / in height: 600 m
Refuges in the way: bar and restaurant at the bus-stop at Visaille
A little bit sad we start for the last stage, at about 9 p.m. First we go across a never-ending plain, that looks like a marsh, full of bogs and little lakes of stagnant water. We leave the path that leads to Courmayeur to get in a few minutes to the Lago del Miage. It is a very fascinating place: the glacier literally "enters" the lake, which is full of little icebergs. We remain there for about one hour, admiring this strange place, and then we start again, direction Courmayeur; and after a long and boring stretch of asphalt road (fortunately cars are not allowed) we get to Visaille. To go on on foot would be quite a stupid thing, because we would have to cover an extremely long asphalt road, full of traffic and turnings. Therefore we finish our tour taking a bus that brings us near the parking where we left our cars twelve days ago.
And to conclude worthily our journey: an extra-large dinner at Entreves by Filippo! (I strongly recommend you to visit the website that will give you an idea of what I'm talking about).
|The plane of Combal from the Rifugio Elisabetta||Particular of the lake of the Miage|