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The Gran Paradiso National Park Hiking is set in Cogne valley which is widely considered the most beautiful valley of the most beautiful national Park of Italy: the Gran Paradiso National Park. Hiking in Gran Paradiso is a dream for outdoor enthusiasts all alround the world and one of the must-do trekking in Italy. Gran Paradiso National Park Hiking is a perfect experience for all kind of trekkers: air is pure and colors here are vivid and strong. Green meadows, big ice mass and blue sky are part of the wonderful landscape in the north west corner of Italy. We organize trekking in Gran Paradiso all year long.
Gran Paradiso National Park is the refuge of the ibex, a beautiful wild goat with huge horns that was extinct all over the Alps in the 19th century except in this that will be the Gran Paradiso National Park area. The King Vittorio Emanuele made it hunting reserve and save the ibex and the wildlife. In the 1920 he gave it to the Italian state and the area became the first national park of Italy. Gran Paradiso National Park is still the widest national reserve of the Italian Alps and the whole Italy. The most exciting moment of the trekking in Gran Paradiso is maybe climbing of Punta Rossa(3630m) during the third day even though every day have fantastic spot, amazing scenery and breathtaking perspectives. The Gran Paradiso hiking area is well known compared with the other Trekking Alps trekking and that is why there will be more people here than in most of the other hiking holidays offered in this website.
Wild animals in this Gran Paradiso National Park Hiking are very common and it is a trekking most suitable for willing children to experience the natural world at its best. Last but not least Cogne is a famous spot for enjoying very excellent mountain food: polenta, hams and a special rice and cheese dish which you most probably never forget.
As two of the nights are planned in an unguarded hut which is not possible to book, the central weeks of August are not considered to be a good period for this hike. The itinerary here described is only one of the many trekking in Gran Paradiso which is possible to experience. We will plan the Gran Paradiso National Park hiking, according to your interests and needs!
Overnight staying detail:
One night in a shelter and two nights in unguarded hut. Shelters are opened in summer only (June-September). In the other periods all the hut are unguarded and the cost of the hike will be lower.
Rossa Peak 3630m – 11909ft
Forests, Meadows, Rocks possibly Snow and being surrounded by Glacier
Gran Paradiso National Park – Punta Rossa Peak – Animals – Lakes – Food
Probable: Marmots, Chamois, Ibex – Rarely: Eagles
Excellent trekking for active children. Long walks but always on safe and beautiful path.
Backpack (30-50 liters) – Rent Possible
Hiking Boots – Rent Possible
Light Sleeping bag – Rent Possible
1 t-shirt per day
1 jacket against cold
1 jacket against rain
2 extra socks
1 comfortable trouser
1 water bottle
Hat and gloves
Spirit of Adventure!
Trasportation from Torino till the Mountain area and back (free service)
Overnight staying (directly to the shelter)
One meal per day (directly to the shelter)
Suggestions for the organization of your trip (free service)
Air ticket till Torino
In all our trekking there is a high degree of flexibility. It is also possible to stop for two nights in the Sella shelter to enjoy the high mountain environment or to explore the area around reaching some pass or lakes which are not part of the original hike. It is also possible to extend the hike joining the Mount Emilius Trekking Peak. Difficulty and duration of the hike can be changed and accomodation in bed and breakfast or hotel can be arranged. Just write as an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will give you all the informations!
Biv Leonessa(2940m) – Rifugio Sella(2584m)
3 hours- 6Km
Elevation up: 400m Elevation Down: 800m
Rifugio Sella(2584m) – Biv. Gratton (3200m)
4-5 hours – 6Km
Elevation up: 1000m Elevation Down: 500m
Biv. Gratton (3200m) – Punta Rossa(3630m) – Cogne(1534m)
5-6 hours – 8 Km
Elevation up: 200m Elevation Down: 1700m
Me and my husband spent 5 days hiking in Gran Paradiso with Roberto in September and the title pretty much summarizes our trip.
Having done several expedition style long treks worldwide, our respect for short, but challenging short hikes grew tremendously.
The great thing about Roberto being the flexibility and ease with which he can adapt and suggest hikes to suit your state of mind or body. We find one challenging and one scenic hike and enjoyed both.
He also gives you the option of hiking with a few others, which makes it interesting or on your own which is cool too!
Post hike dinners were awesome with topics ranging from world geopolitics to cuisine to existential discussions.
We will certainly come back to hike with Roberto again.
My hike/trek through the Gran Paradiso National Park with Roberto was amazing!
Roberto helps to bring people together who enjoy the wilderness but also have similar treks in mind. I am travelling solo and was joined by 2 couple’s and 3 other solo travellers on our 4 day hike.
For me, even with the various fitness levels of the group there was still a challenge, for example one of my highlights, waking up before sunrise at the Sogno di Berdzè Rifugio. 3 of our party was interested and did this as an extra challenge. Also the final Punta Rossa peak where we saw Mt Blanc & The Matterhorn was a challenge that 4 out of the 8 completed. At this point I believe the others were happy with their sleepin!
Roberto has a great knowledge of the area, introducing us to foods from the Alps which you’ll never taste elsewhere and was extremely valuable as an introduction to how to negotiate the Italian Alps.
For myself as a child I’ve climbed mountains in NZ but to join a small group like this and get away from the extremely touristic areas was great. Roberto explained well how the local Rifugio and Bivacco cabins work and has offered to help me plan a trip for myself in the future.
All in all, this was an amazing experience. I’ve made friends from around the world and stood on a challenging mountain top without the crowds of other spots.
I thank you for your time and knowledge Roberto.
Best wishes for the future, and I’ll see you on the mountains again.
I really enjoyed Trekking Alps, I met a Fantastic people in my group and of course the landscapes were wonderful. Roberto is a Excelent Instructor and he knows perfectly Aosta Valley. I recomend Trekking Alps 100% !
I have done 3 guided hikes with Roberto over the last few months. We went to Rocciamelone, Gran Paradiso and Monteviso in the Italian Alps. Roberto was a fantastic guide. Helpful, knowledgeable and above all fun. Whatever your ability or fitness he will design or suggest the hike best for you. I cannot recommend him enough. They were fantastic days in the mountains.
A dream come true. The 4 day hiking/trekking trip in Gran Paradiso national park hiking included a lot of nature nature, huts and “refugios” to sleep in, surrounded by rocks and snowy mountains, sunsets and sunrises, hiking, beautiful scenery and great company.
Roberto, the tour guide is very nice knowledgable and funny, and made sure everyone had a great time. I had never been on an organised hiking tour and had little hiking experience. As the only solo traveller in the group, I felt warmly welcomed as if I was part of a family during the trip. This trip exceeded my expectations. Highly recommended if you like mountains, hiking, Italians, Italian food, the Alps and great company. I wouldn’t think twice to go again!
I spend 3 days unforgettable days with Roberto in the Italian Alps challenging Punta Rossa de la Grivola. A super, super, super experience with Trekking Alps.
Roberto is very knowledgeable and experienced guide who is always in positive and good spirit. Trust me,…this is important. Especially when you are descending the steep mountains.
Roberto made me a customized trekking tours and had made all prior arrangement. All I needed to bring was my good spirit and the need for a good adventure. I definitely recommend Roberto as a guide!
If you want you can join one of following planned hikes.
Remember: dates and features of our hikes are flexible: we can build together the adventure that is tailored to your needs. Just Contact Us!
email: info [at] Trekking-alps.com