Lepontine (Tour du Soleil)

Between the Rhine, Rhone and Po River basins

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Between Switzerland and Italy this tour traverses from the Valais (Wallis) to Tessin (Ticino), finishing not far from Andermatt. It gives you the chance to discover a less well known area of the Alps. The separation line between three of Europe's significant river basins, the Rhone, the Rhine and the Po, is here, in the centre of the Rotondo massif.

¤ A little known area of the Alps between Switzerland and Italy
¤ Peaks and more peaks!
¤ Excellent intermediate tour
¤ Off the beaten track

Dates: 31 March - 7 April 2018
Grade: D2:A2:F2
Price: 1525€pp which includes all accommodation, dinners, breakfasts, picnic lunches, transfer from Geneva and return.
Meeting Point: Geneva.
Extras: Lift passes, hire gear (180€ for the week + 70€ for avalanche pack)
Contact: Sian

Itinerary

Ski_Tour_2018_mailchimp4Day One: We organise a taxi for the group from Geneva to our accommodation in Fiesch (Brig). Your guide meets you here for a full briefing for the tour, equipment check, ready for our departure (straight out on skis) the next morning.

Day Two: A short transfer to begin to Binntal and Fald at 1550m where we set off for Gandhorn (2460m) and descend to the Mittlenberg Refuge at 2400m.

Ski_Tour_2018_mailchimp5Day Three: We pass into Italy over the Passo del Sabbione at 2900m, cross the Punta d'Arbola (3240m) and sleep in Refuge Mores (2500m).

Day Four: Climb the Corno Cieco at 3370m followed by a descent to the Refuge Corno Gries (2340m).

Day Five: Another day another peak! Today the Mittaghorn at 3015m and we sleep in the Acqua Gite (1600m).Ski_Tour_2018_mailchimp2

Day Six: Today's peak is the Pizzo Rotondo (3200m) with respite to be found at the Refuge Rotondo (2570m).

Day Seven: Slightly lower today with the Leckihorn (3070m) followed by descent to Realp (1500m) and train back to Fiesch.

Day Eight: Transfer from Fiesch to Geneva and connecting flights.

Reserve your place

To book you can use the on-line booking system below - select the start date and the end date and then proceed. The system will ask for a deposit which you pay using PayPal. Or, if you prefer, you can email us directly (sian@pyrenees-mountains.com), ring directly on +33 5 62 92 81 52 or Skype at sian.grigg.

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