Tour Le Otto Montagne: Hiking in the Graines Valley and Frudière Lakes

The film The Eight Mountains, inspired by Paolo Cognetti's novel, led to the creation of a tour that retraces the places in the book and the film in Brusson. Retrace the itineraries of the book's protagonists through easy, safe walks to discover unspoilt, solitary spaces. Come with us to explore the evocative, panoramic and wild locations of the film ‘The Eight Mountains’.

  • Trekking
  • Le Otto Montagne
  • The Eight Mountains

The fee includes an environmental hiking guide, the famous mule from the film that will carry the packed lunch, its owner and the picnic organised by the restaurant ‘Il Pranzo di Babette’.

Duration7 Hours
Bring along

- Layered clothing suitable for the mountain
-water and snacks
-hiking boots, fleece, windbreaker, sunglasses, sun cream
-walking poles strongly recommended

ParticipantsExcursions will be confirmed 4 days before the scheduled date and will start with a minimum number of 6 participants. If an excursion is not confirmed due to lack of a minimum number of participants, the full amount paid at the time of registration will be refunded to each participant.
Important information

-For ecological reasons, bottled water will not be provided, so it is requested that each participant brings enough for the duration of the hike (at least 1 litre).
-If you arrive in unsuitable clothing, you may be excluded from participation.
-The guide reserves the right to modify the itinerary for reasons of adverse weather and safety, or to lengthen or shorten the route due to the physical condition of the group.
-Dogs are only allowed if kept on a leash.
-When registering, please remember to inform us if you have any food allergies or intolerances, indicating this in the space provided on the registration form.
-The fee does not include accident insurance. If deemed appropriate, each excursion participant can independently take out an insurance policy for the activity.
-The excursions will also take place in cloudy weather and light rain. In the event of adverse weather conditions deemed dangerous, the excursion will be cancelled and rescheduled on another date, depending on the availability of the guide. If it is not possible to reschedule the excursion, the participation fee will be refunded in full.

Further information

The film ‘The Eight Mountains’, inspired by the novel by Paolo Cognetti, led to the creation of a tourist tour that retraces the places in the book and the film in the Val d'Ayas.

A guided hiking tour will take you to relive the emotions of the protagonists through easy walks in safety, discovering unspoilt and solitary spaces. Come with us to explore the evocative, panoramic and wild locations of the film ‘The Eight Mountains’.

Route description: Departure at 8:30 a.m. Parking lot in Graines.The route begins along a dirt track and then heads along a beautiful mule track into the beautiful Frudière valley, passing through coniferous forests, rhododendrons, blueberries and touching on alpine pastures and old ruins. Lake Frudière or Lake Grana is located in a ‘magical’ basin with brilliant colours, thanks to the many streams, the dense vegetation, the last pastures and the lake's reflection. A lunch break at the lake follows. We return via the alpine pastures of the lake, Chastellet and then the little bridge at the crossroads, along the same route as the outward journey, which can alternate with parts of the old mule track.The route includes a packed lunch, prepared by ‘Il Pranzo di Babette’, another location that appears in the film, and carried by the mule during the hike.

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