Torgnon Pure Emotion

Sports and outdoors

Those in search of an exciting challenge and the pleasure that comes from effort, those who love putting themselves to the test and overcoming unexpected difficulties and those who love open-air sports and charming spaces, will find that Torgnon has something special to offer. During the summer months, but also in spring and autumn, a dense network of trails accompany the step as far as the peaks of Cima Bianca, Becca d’Aver, Méabé and Punta Tsan, to Col des Bornes or to the Lo Ditor pond. Many of these trails and countless shared access roads are also ideal for mountain bike excursions and outings on horseback. The more daring can try climbing rock walls and paragliding. Snow is the true protagonist in our mountains in winter. You just need to decide how you want to experience it.

Winter

Torgnon offers downhill ski lovers slopes which travel for 25 kilometres, all equipped with snowmaking systems. They are wide and safe trails able to welcome even the less expert skiers and children. Fun is also guaranteed for those who do competitive skiing or who love to show off their snowboarding skills.

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The cross-country skiing trails, with panoramic rings of 3-5-7.5 -10 and 20 kilometres of variable difficulty, are among the most extended of the Aosta Valley. The Grandes Montagnes slope, which can also be reached by cable car, offers a unique view of the Matterhorn. The connection of La Maisonnette slope with the Verrayes slope guarantees a 40 km circuit which can be used with a single ticket. For beginners the starting point is the field of Plan Prorion.

LA MAISONNETTE
(3 -7,5 – 10 km.)

The Maisonnette slope offers a spectacular itinerary that is both fun and technical enough to satisfy different levels of skiers. The trail makes its way into the wood on a route which cuts across the side of the mountain and gradually climbs to the 1774 metres of Col des Bornes (turning point of the ring). Here the gaze opens onto the central valley. For the 10 km ring continue towards a clearing in the wood which returns to the hill and from there to the point of departure.

 

GRANDES MONTAGNES (20 km.)

From Plan Prorion heading north you reach the spectacular Grandes Montagnes slope (which is reached by cable car). It is a very long and completely beaten route which leads to the Lo Ditor pond and from there to Gilliarey.

The trail travels the shared access road which in summer takes to the mountain pastures and offers an enchanting landscape: to the right the residential area of Torgnon and opposite the Matterhorn. Having reached the lake you can continue along a good uphill section and reach Gilliarey (2169 metres), one of the most panoramic points of the entire area. To the south you can admire the valley floor, to the north the imposing shape of the Matterhorn, lower down the Valtournenche basin. From here Plateau Rosa with its eternal snow will seem within easy reach.

 

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Our district offers lovers of this sport itineraries of the highest level, including mountains of a certain importance, like the Dome de Tsan.

THE ITINERARIES

 

Col de Fort itinerary

The hill is located on the ridge between Punta Tsan and Becca Salé and consists of a depression that connects the Chateau basin with the sunken valley that descends towards Lake Cignana. Just below the hill stands the Rivolta Bivouac.

Departure: Etirol 1600

Arrival: Col de Fort 2906

Difference in height: 1306

Difficulty: good skiers

Recommended period: February – April

Dôme de Tsan itinerary

Suggestive and demanding, the excursion starts from Etirol

Departure: Etirol 1600

Arrival: Dôme de Tsan 3351

Difference in height: 1751

Difficulty: good skiers

Recommended period: February – April

 Fenêtre de Tsan itinerary

A very long but rather easy and accessible itinerary.

Departure: Etirol 1600

Arrival: Fenetre de Tsan 2736

Difference in height: 1136

Difficulty: good skiers

Recommended period: February – April

Dislivello in salita: 1136

Difficoltà: buoni sciatori

Periodo consigliato: febbraio – aprile

Cima Bianca itinerary

The itinerary retraces the route of the excursion to Fenêtre de Tsan up to the Tsan bivouac. From here, go up a steep but short slope on the left which, after passing a rocky hillock, leads into a wide flat valley.

Departure: Etirol 1600

Arrival: Cima Bianca 3009

Difference in height: 1409

Difficulty: good ski mountaineers

Recommended period: February – April

Fenêtre d’Ersa itinerary

Easy connection point between the Torgnon and Valtournenche valleys, it is particularly appreciated as a panoramic observation point on the Matterhorn basin and on Plateau Rosa glaciers.

Departure: Etirol 1600

Arrival: Fenêtre d’Ersa 2290

Difference in height: 690

Difficulty: medium skiers

Recommended period: December – March

Dedicated and enchanting itineraries can be travelled by excursionists with snowshoes.

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Main attraction for children but not only, the play area has two moving walkways, school camp and large inflatable rings for sliding down the slopes. The baby area includes inflatable slides, trampolines, rotocube, carousel ride and…. Big air bag (11×15 metres) for exciting descents with the snow-tubes!

Located in Chantorné, at an altitude of 1900 m and served by a four-seater cable car, this 300- meter-long Snowpark offers snowboarders the opportunity to do jumps, flips and spins.

Summer

There are so many possibilities for trekking in Torgnon: from beautiful walks, short and simple, suitable for the whole family, to longer itineraries, which can also be done on horseback or by mountain bike; then there are panoramic excursions to the peaks of the area and mountaineering destinations for the more experienced.

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In Torgnon you will find 16 km of the Tour des Alpages and over 50 km of other routes, always immersed in nature, suitable for the whole family, an easy downhill track accessible by chairlift and e-bikes available to enjoy the landscape without difficulty.

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Five-a-side football, basketball, beach volleyball, tennis courts

For tennis, possibility of lessons and courses for adults and children with a federal instructor.

Champs de la Cure Piro Piro – Info and reservations tel. +39 333.432.1005

In Plan Prorion area 2 free beach volleyball courts, basketball hoop and five-a-side football pitch.

Info Lo Vierdzà tel. +39 349.340.4632

Nordic Walking is a sport for everyone, practicable outdoors, in all seasons. It brings important psycho-physical benefits: it is good for the heart and circulation, strengthens arms and shoulders, improves posture, tones buttocks and abdominals … Instructors:

– Carmen Corgnier tel. +39 347.643.7735 carmen.nordicwalking@gmail.com

– Tony Landi tel. +39 347.320.0152 guruoenig@gmail.com

Torgnon Nordic Walking Park develops on the ancient glacial terrace in naturalistic environments of rare beauty between broad-leaved woods in the lower areas, adjacent to the central part of the village, and pastures with coniferous woods in the upper area.

The routes are mainly developed on farm roads with natural or well-trodden ground and some sections on paths, suitable for the Nordic Walking technique, going to touch the most interesting points of the area.

In consideration of the orographic aspect of the village, the starting point of the tracks was identified at the picnic area of ​​Plan Prorion, a place where you can leave your car and take advantage of the restaurant bar; there are also other access points to the Nordic Walking Park®, in the surroundings of the centre or near the hamlets.

The Park, connected with those of the neighboring municipalities of Saint-Denis and Verrayes, will make it possible to further increase its distances, with a well-marked network of itineraries between the valleys and a total development that certainly places it at the top of the national level.

There are 4 identified and marked routes, 3 of which can be closed in rings and classified in relation to the physical effort required and the length, with the difficulties Easy (1) Medium (2), Challenging (1).

Within the Park, 2 itineraries have also been identified for Winter Nordic Walking®, the winter practice of this activity.

The suggestive paintball field is immersed in the woods in Plan Prorion.

Open from May until late autumn. For children aged 6 to 11 there is the opportunity to challenge each other via a target course; for children aged 12 and over we organize games with a minimum of 3vs3, or mini tournaments for larger groups.

Team tournaments with prizes for everyone will also be organized during the season.

Cost: € 20 per person. Info and reservations tel. +39 347.935.0239

Give yourself the emotion of a tandem paragliding flight!

Info: Luca Giordano tel. +39 346.329.4715 luca.hm97@yahoo.it

In Mongnod, near the central Piazza Frutaz, a playground with slide, swing, rocking chairs, houses… offers children a pleasant meeting and entertainment point.

Another play area, large, well equipped and surrounded by greenery, is located in the hamlet of Verney; among the many games here there is also a tyrolean!

At Plan Prorion a play area with slides, swings, carousel and climbing gym for children.

The large playground of Chantorné offers inflatable slides, trampolines, rotocube, swing, carousel, small climbing structures, tubbing track… and big air bag!

Benches and deck chairs for accompanying persons …

From early July to early September, from 10.30 to 18.00 (check days and times at the tourist office).

In Chantorné, every day from the end of June to mid-September, then on weekends until the end of the month.

Possibility to rent equipment on site. The fish caught is paid by weight.

Info: Bar Restaurant AlpeGorza  tel. +39 347.834.7267 / +39 340.330.5711