High up in the Alps' Aosta Valley, against the border with France, Gran Paradiso, Italy's oldest national park, feels like a true wilderness.  Encounters with ibex and chamois are common on your trek and the views of Mont Blanc and as far over as Matterhorn are simply stupendous.  Glacial lakes, valleys carpeted in wildflowers and snow-covered mountains set the back-drop for a week of fantastic hiking.  Nights are spent in atmospheric mountain refuges, adding to the alpine experience.
High up in the Alps' Aosta Valley, against the border with France, Gran Paradiso, Italy's oldest national park, feels like a true wilderness.  Encounters with ibex and chamois are common on your trek and the views of Mont Blanc and as far over as Matterhorn are simply stupendous.  Glacial lakes, valleys carpeted in wildflowers and snow-covered mountains set the back-drop for a week of fantastic hiking.  Nights are spent in atmospheric mountain refuges, adding to the alpine experience.
Italy

Trails of the Italian Alps

Small Group Holiday

7

CA$

days from

1659

High up in the Alps' Aosta Valley, against the border with France, Gran Paradiso, Italy's oldest national park, feels like a true wilderness. Encounters with ibex and chamois are common on your trek and the views of Mont Blanc and as far over as Matterhorn are simply stupendous. Glacial lakes, valleys carpeted in wildflowers and snow-covered mountains set the back-drop for a week of fantastic hiking. Nights are spent in atmospheric mountain refuges, adding to the alpine experience.

Activity / Theme

Country

Hiking

Italy

Comfort Level

Physical Rating

Basic

Moderate / Challenging

Transportation

On foot , vehicle to/from trailhead

Accommodation

Mountain refuges in dormitory style accommodation

Months of Operation

June, July, August, September

Adventure Coordinators Insider Tip:

With all nights spent in multishare refugios consider the upgrade to smaller rooms.

Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Bourg St Maurice in France, hike to refuge (4 hrs)
DAY 2 Cross Col du Mont to Gran Paradiso (6 hrs)
DAY 3 Traverse Refuge Bezzi (5hrs)
DAY 4 Ascend Col du Bassac, hike to refuge Benevolo (5hrs)
DAY 5 Climb Col Basei or Rosset, walk to Rifugio Savoya (5-6hrs)
DAY 6 Hike downhill to Rifugio Vittorio Emmanuele II (5hrs)
DAY 7 Hike to trailhead (4hrs), transfer to Bourg Saint Maurice, trip ends

Inclusions

6 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners
6 nights accommodation in shared refuges
Luggage transfers
Experienced certified mountain guide

Sample tour.  Itinerary, accommodation, transportation, inclusions and prices are correct at the time of publication but may change without prior notice.  Please inquire.

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