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2.788 m / Loc. Tza de Tzan / Bionaz

Aosta Mountain hut / 2.788 m / Loc. Tza de Tzan / Bionaz

The Capanna Aosta Refuge situated on a ridge east of the end section of the Tza de Tzan glacier, on the summit of the Valpelline, is owned by the C.A.I. (Italian Alpine Club) of Aosta and is a very interesting destination for all those wishing to savour the temptations of the Alps from close range, passing close to imposing glaciers which are now shrinking. It is the starting point for numerous mountain itineraries.


Aosta Est motorway exit. Follow the signs for theTraforo del Gran San Bernardo (Gran San Bernardo Tunnel)(green signs) which after a short distance take you to the mouth of the tunnel which links with strada statale (main road) 27. Straight after the tunnel exit go right at the junction following signs for Valpelline, Diga di Place Moulin (Place Moulin Dam). Carry on along the regional road for a few Km until you reach the town of Valpelline. Go past the petrol station on the right (the last service station in the valley) carry on uphill until you reach the junction for Bionaz on the right, level with the hairpin bend. Having gone over the junction carry on along regional road 28 which first of all goes through the town of Oyace and, after a short distance uphill, you will reach the upland plain of Lexert with a lake of the same name. Carry on, just before you reach the centre, on the left, you will come across the junction for Place Moulin and the dam of the same name. Carry on along the road which goes uphill until you reach the large parking area close to the dam where you can leave your car. then travel for 3 hrs on foot

Excursions / traverses / ascents

  • Cabane de Bertol 3311m - Col de la Division 3314m - Col des Bouquetins 3359m
  • Schonbielhutte - Col de Valpelline 3568m
  • Bivacco G. e R. Novella 3520m
  • Bivacco Perelli 3831m
  • Cabane Vignettes - Colli Division 3314m - Mont Brûlé 3212m - Evêque 3390m
  • Rifugio Nacamuli 2818 - Col di Division 3314m - Mont Brûlé 3212m - Collon 3114m
  • Zermatt - Col de Valpelline 3568m
  • Tête de Valpelline 3800m
  • Dent d'Hérens 4179m
  • Dents des Bouquetins 3838m
  • Tête Blanche 3710m
  • Mont Brûlé 3591m
  • Grande Arête 3350m

Manager / Owner

La Barma des Fleurs de Glace Società Cooperativa
CAI Aosta

Type Hiking
Opening times April - May
late June - early September
Beds 24
Winter beds 14
Phone +39 0165 730006/ +39 0165 767971
E-mail Website

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Association of Aosta Valley mountain hut managers
c/o ADAVA Federalberghi Valle d’Aosta
Associazione degli Albergatori ed Imprese Turistiche
della Valle d’Aosta
Corso Lancieri di Aosta, 32/A - 11100 Aosta, Italy
tel +39 0165 44008

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