Trails of the Italian Alps
Small Group Holiday
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
Moderate / Challenging
On foot , vehicle to/from trailhead
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.
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
6 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners
6 nights accommodation in shared refuges
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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