Just a few miles from Cervinia and Valtournenche, the Cheneil valley (which can ‘only’ be reached on foot or with the help of a lift) offers tourists a timeless natural environment, characterised by the unspoilt countryside of this valley, featuring dense fragrant woodland and the scent of verjuice. The Gran Balconata del Cervino trail passes through here and can be followed until you reach Cervinia, or Chamois in the opposite direction until it reaches the lake of Lod. The tiny village (with a restaurant and rooms) is an example of old mountain architecture. For those who don’t feel like walking, a free lift open 24 hours a day takes you from La Barma (where there is a large car park) to Cheneil in comfort. Nevertheless, the walk is truly one-of-a-kind.