Cascate del Rutor

Cascate del Rutor, La Thuile: Address, Cascate del Rutor Reviews: 4.5/5

Cascate del Rutor
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Matthias W
Vienna, Austria433 contributions
Unfortunately on the weekend we visited, a mudslide had taken out a section of the road, thus we had to walk alongside the road (still possible), to get to the start of the actual hike to the waterfalls, which meant roughly an hour longer than usual. By that time it was unfortunately already getting a tad dark, thus we only made it a bit beyond the first waterfall. Nonetheless that one was already impressive (and also not too hard to get to, so you can do it with your kids too or if you shouldn't be too experienced of a hiker)
Written September 1, 2019
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Mar M
Vilassar de Mar, Spain402 contributions
Family
If you are looking for a nice mountain trekking and amazing views this one is really good and easy. If you are not used to trekking you can do this one, so don't worry.
There are 3 waterfalls to see, and I recommend to do the whole route so you enjoy many different views. You will see three different waterfalls, and cross the last one. When you are on the top you will have amazing views of Montblanc and all the valley.
Written December 11, 2018
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Tuxilla
Province of Genoa, Italy83 contributions
Couples
The Cascate del Rutor is a system of waterfalls created by the alpine river Rutor as it rushes down the mountainside. The hike takes you up a rather steep path that follows the stream, and brings you to a first waterfall, then a second and a third, the highest and most spectacular one, which you can cross on a bridge. At the end of August we enjoyed picking the wild raspberries as we went up, and the equally delicious wild blueberries as we walked down.
Written September 16, 2018
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Janetyjanet
Hambledon, UK198 contributions
Couples
If you want to get right to the top then it’s around a 4 hr round trip walk from the car park at the bottom. The route is really well signposted all the way but be prepared for some fairly hard walking with iron footholds driven into the rock in places and some rough terrain. But oh my, the views along the way more than make up for the exertion, glorious countryside and stunning mountain views with the raw power of the falls taking your breath away in places.
If you’ve got the energy, keep going upwards on the path after the final bridge and you end up on a little plateau with an awesome 360 view of the surrounding ranges.
Written September 11, 2018
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Dave
Milan, Italy261 contributions
Friends
Great place great walks un particular if you are able to reach the third one.
It starts from the low la Thuile along the river and then slowly you start climbing within the woods.
Written August 10, 2018
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Kwizim
Nazareth, Belgium89 contributions
Couples
The walk can be limited to 20 min or so if you are not into walking. In that case, drive as far as you can, past the bridge that says buses cannot pass. Stop near the bar in Le Joux.
You can of course walk up to the second or third waterfall, but it is more demanding and when it is hot like this summer, protect yourselves and take plenty of water. You’ll also be happy you brought walker nv sticks for anything beyond the first fall.
Written August 1, 2018
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DnA38
Boechout, Belgium233 contributions
Family
During a hike up to the Rifiguo, we enjoyed the several waterfalls we encountered. The orografic left hand trail however was not suited for smaller children.
Written July 10, 2018
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Conram
Giv'atayim, Israel414 contributions
A beautiful walk up to a waterfall and back. It begins at a small Hamlet called La Joux, goes up through a forest alongside the Rutor river, partly close to the river and partly the river is hidden by the forest. There are three main vantage points of the waterfalls named in Italian Cascate I, Cascate II and Cascata III. The first is close to the beginning and the 2nd and 3rd are basically a single waterfall with a vantage point in the middle (quite a difficult one for photographing that section) and another vantage point while crossing the waterfall almost at the top.
We drove to La Joux - I couldn't find La Joux as a city on my GPS navigator so I simply picked the end of the road leading south from La Thuile, once chosen as a waypoint the navigator recognised that point as La Joux.
As you enter La Joux you will see a parking lot on your right, you should park there. There are two "Port a potties" there in case you need them!
Continue along the road on foot for about 70 meters and you will see a sign for all the hiking trails on the left of the road follow the sign for the #3 trail (see photo of the signs above) and it will lead you to all 3 vantage points. Up till the third waterfall vantage point this trail marked as 3 inside a circle is also marked as #2 in a triangle. The distance between the first vantage point and the second is quite long but the views are beautiful. You will eventually reach a a t-junction in the trail where it says Cascate II half a minute in one direction and and Cascate III if you continue climbing up. Go visit the 2nd vantage point then return and continue upwards and turn right towards the third vantage point. Here you simply are crossing in the middle of a very high waterfall, at first along the rocky bed of the river and then over an Iron bridge.
You will find yourself inside the spray of the waterfall, take care of your camera!
At this point most people go back the way they came, we continued so that we could return on the western side of the river back to La Joux. This enables the hiker to see the waterfall from a small distance to appreciate its full size and the route takes you right back to La Joux the trail number on that side is 19.
You begin the climb at about 1,600 and reach almost 2,000 meters. Easy hike up and back down
Written October 1, 2017
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Mattdetoto
Geneva, Switzerland94 contributions
Read the reviews. Made me wanna go. We did go. I wanna go again as I miss it already. Superb!
Not easy, not difficult neither, path is comfortable and we never felt difficulty although can be tiring at some point in some areas.
Written July 13, 2017
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Peter G
13 contributions
Couples
Spectacular cascade and a beautiful surrounding. Like many beautiful places in the Aosta valley this one can be found at the end of a valley.
Written July 12, 2017
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