Trail Running in Staffal in the Aosta Valley (Italy)

The trip to Monte Rosa was primarily aimed at getting on the glacier. However, after we made it back down to Staffal, I managed to squeeze in a short trail run (about 8 km) from Staffal to the edge of the glacier at Sorgenti del Lys. It is a relatively easy (although ascending) path with incredibly rewarding views (including a glimpse of Vincent Piramid) and not particularly technical running. Leaving from Résidence Walstertal, I took a right and walked further up the road and out of the town following path number “7”. The trail is very well-marked and runs along the Lys river which is fed by a lake at the foot of the glacier.

Looking down towards Staffal from Path “7” towards Sorgenti de Lys. Photo © Siena Anstis.
Looking at the disappearing Monte Rosa glacier from Sorgenti del Lys. Photo © Siena Anstis.