SIGNPOSTING ON AOSTA VALLEY PATHS
Vertical signposting: yellow signs that mark the destination, height, difficulty and the hiking time (stops are not accounted for).
Most of the paths are graded E = hiking (“E” stands for “escursionistico”)
Any path with alpine difficulty is marked EE = Expert hikers – (Escursionisti Esperti)
Horizontal signposting: yellow arrows and a diamond shapes with the TDC writing.
SIGNPOSTING IN THE VALAIS
Vertical signposting: yellow panels that give information on the places, the destinations and the hiking time (stops are not accounted for).
Horizontal signposting: yellow arrows that clearly indicate the route. Yellow diamond shapes or signs of white-red-white/white-blue-white paint, stating the hiking or mountain/alpine routes.
CATEGORIES OF HIKING TRAILS
- hiking trails that do not present particular difficulties: yellow varnish directional panels, diamond shapes and arrows.
- mountain hiking trails: they often go through a rugged, exposed terrain and are marked by yellow panels with a white-red-white tip, with strokes of white-red-white paint.
- alpine hiking trails that may go via snow fields, glaciers, scree slopes or through rocks with some scrambling: blue indicators with a white-blue-white tip, with strokes of white-blue-white paint