Abbé Gorret Path
The Sentier de l’Abbé Gorret is a circular route that winds around the Motta di Plété along ancient paths that once led to high-altitude pastures. The route starts from the 2320 metres of the pasture of Cleva de la Seya and rises on the western Motta di Plété, running along the south side of the mountain; its peak, located in the center of the Matterhorn Valley at an altitude of 2840 m, is reached by crossing gorges of rare beauty. Its summit is vast and flat, its particular location offering a 360-degree view... the Matterhorn to the north, the Grandes Murailles and Punta Cian to the west, the bottom of the valley to the south with the Tersiva and the Gran Paradiso in the background and to the east the Becca d’Aran, the Roisette and the sweet, white forms of the Gobba di Rollin. The feeling is one of being suspended in the void. Stretching out your arms and running through the edelweiss you embrace the whole world, the perception of the divine is intense, this place recalls better than any other the strong, sensitive figure of Abbé Gorret. A small dwelling built up there by a descendant of the Abbé gives the place a touch of the spiritual and magical. The descent on the north side among rocks and debris is challenging. Having once again reached the grassy slopes at the height of the Table of Gargantuà (a huge stone slab on which the giant enjoyed taking a snack), you enter a wild valley on the left which widens progressively to bring you back to Cleva de la Seya.