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Testa del Rutor - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Testa del Rutor, 11016 La Thuile, Aosta Valley, Italy

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About Testa del Rutor

The Testa del Rutor, also known locally as the Ruiter, is a mountain in the high Graian Alps3 486 m. The summit is located near the Italian-French watershed which descends southwards from the Piccolo San Bernardo hill. It is totally located in the Italian territory in the territories of the municipalities of Valgrisenche and La Thuile. One of the nice trekking destination and also a good viewpoint too.

Attractions Near Testa del Rutor

Lago d' Arpy
Lago d' Arpy10.08km from Testa del Rutor

The lake Arpy is a lake basin of the Valle d'Aosta. It is Of glacial origin, enclosed between Mont Charvet, Becca Pouegnenta, and Mount Colmet. It has become the second most important body of water in Armenia, next to Lake Sevan. It is used for irrigation and hydropower production. The lake is fed by meltwater and four streams, and it is the source of the Akhurian River.

Little Saint Bernard Pass
Little Saint Bernard Pass11.56km from Testa del Rutor

The Little St Bernard Pass is a mountain pass in the Alps on the France–Italy border. Its saddle is at 2188 meters above sea level. It is located between Savoie, France, and Aosta Valley, Italy, to the south of the Mont Blanc Massif, exactly on the main alpine watershed. There is also a Great St. Bernard Pass, famous for giving St Bernard breed its name, and a San Bernardino Pass.

Colle San Carlo
Colle San Carlo12.29km from Testa del Rutor

The Colle San Carlo is a high mountain pass in the Aosta Valley, located on Graian, not far from the Tête d'Arpy, from which it draws the name in French. Starting from Morgex you arrive in La Thuile after 10.5 km, about 1000 m in altitude, with an average gradient of 10% and peaks of 15%, making it one of the toughest cyclings climbs in the Alps.

QC Terme Pré Saint Didier
QC Terme Pré Saint Didier14.51km from Testa del Rutor

The QC Terme Pré Saint Didier are historical thermal baths of the Valdigne, in the Aosta Valley, along the Dora di Verney. The sources of thermal water of Pré-Saint-Didier were already known in Roman times, but their exploitation only began in the mid-seventeenth century. For over 150 years, these spas were one of the main centers of attraction of the Savoy royal family. the reopening of the spa gave an important boost to the tourist presence in the municipality and to the local economy.

Les Arcs
Les Arcs16.06km from Testa del Rutor

Les Arcs is a ski resort located in Savoie, France, in the Tarentaise Valley town of Bourg-Saint-Maurice. Initially created by Robert Blanc and Roger Godino, it is a part of the huge Paradiski system which is under ownership by Compagnie des Alpes, a French-listed company owning several other ski resorts as well as theme parks.

Pont d'Aël
Pont d'Aël16.69km from Testa del Rutor

The pont d'Aël is a Roman aqueduct bridge that is located in the namesake village in the municipality of Aymavilles, in Aosta. It was built in 3 BC for the irrigation and supply of a mineral wash for the colony of Augusta Prætoria Salassorum, today's Aosta, then just founded. The bridge, located at the entrance to the Val di Cogne, a lateral valley, 66 meters above the valley floor, supports a technically advanced aqueduct, 6 km long in total.

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The Aosta Valley is a mountainous autonomous region in northwestern Italy. It is bordered by Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France, to the west, Valais, Switzerland, to the north, and by Piedmont, Italy, to the south and east. The regional capital is Aosta.