Monviso and south Piedmont Hiking Area

another mountain Alps spot pretty unknown from hikers all over the world but it is definitively an hidden treasure

The landscapes of this mountain area are just spectacular and even thought here are not anymore glaciers, the peaks above 3000 meters are present and the landscapes in Monviso, Margueris, Alpi Marittime National Park are just gorgeous. Paths are pretty well marked usually and because the altitudes are less than in Aosta Valley region (Gran Paradiso, Monte Bianco, etc) they can be a nice option when there is a lot of snow in winter trekking.

As in Turin Alps Hiking Area also in the South Piedmont Hiking Area the tourism is mainly from locals and that makes the mountains much less crowded and pretty authentic experience to live. This hiking area is at the border with Liguria, a region mainly known for its beautiful riviera over the Mediterranean sea. Souther Piedmont Hiking is a perfect opportunity for your holidays to do trekking in the mountains and after the hiking tour is finished, go relaxing at the seaside at Cinque Terre or in any other nice town in Liguria.

Main Features

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Wildlife 80/100
Wilderness 80/100

Near Place to visit and Special Features

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Langhe in Alba Region

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Maritime Alps and Caves

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Monviso Peak View

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Geography

The Alps in this South Piedmont Hiking Area are also known by the locals as Cuneo Alps, from the name of the largest town in the area(Cuneo). Monviso peak is towering above everything else with its 3800 meters. Making the tour of this nice mountain between Italian and French Alps is an amazing experience but far from being the only one you can have. Varaita and Maira Valley are becoming popular with its hikes all year round and the Maritime Alps are also a very nice option. In this mountains are present the most caves and gorges in Italy. From the Maritime National Park it is possible to spot the Mediterranean Sea from the top of some peak at more than 2500 meters of altitude, at the border of Liguria and South Piedmont Region. This unique environment between mountains and see is unique in Italy and offers many trekking opportunities and itineraries. The South Piedmont Hiking Area is south-west from Torino and the trip to this mountain area is from 1 hour and half to 2 hours.

Wildlife

The wildlife is pretty much present in these mountains as man abandoned these area that was lived more 100 years ago by pastures and farming and the tourism have not yet a big impact over the mountains. Ibexes, Chamoises and Marmots are pretty much easy to spot. Tour of Monviso is maybe the only one pretty crowded in the South Piedmont Hiking Area while in the other valleys you’ll easily be the only foreigner of the mountain. For the wildlife is a very nice place to settle down. You can find deer in the forests, lots of marmots in the meadows and ibex and chamois in the high Alps environment above the bush. In Monviso Trekking Area is also present the endemic Salamandra Lanzai, a nice black lizzard.

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Accommodation

It is possible to find any kind of accommodation in the South Piedmont Hiking Area and in Cuneo region. There are maybe more hotel and bed and breakfast than in Turin Trekking area and the shelter and unguarded huts are rarely crowded (with the exception of Tour of Monviso) and offer a big variety of places where to sleep during your hut-to-hut mountain holiday.

Our Hikes in South Piedmont and Monviso Area

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Duration: 1 DAY
Price: € 150
Day hike from Turin
Day hike from Turin are wonderful. Join one of our hike or plan it whenever you want. Wonderful Alps experience even in half day....

 Day Trek in Piedmont - Planned Dates

  1. 2017 - OCT 30 / OCT 30 (Days: 1 - Participants: 2)

    Join this hike: € 50.00(€ 150)

difficulty: MEDIUM
Duration: 2 DAYS
Price: € 189
A night in the Alps near the Monviso peak in the Alps
In choosing a shelter in South Piedmont Trekking Alps selected a shelter near Monviso. There is not a better place where to spend your night if you want to see the real culture of the Mountains....
difficulty: EASY
Duration: 3 DAYS
Price: € 289
The Dolomites of Piedmont
Val Maira is one of the most beautiful place in Piedmont and even one of the most spectacular valley of the whole Italy. There are hundreds of possible hikes and treks with amazing views of mountains fit for everybody. Val Maira is a paradise for trekkers and hikers. Alps trekking here is a wonderful opportunity to escape the everyday life and feel the amazing beauty of the Nature at its best....
difficulty: MEDIUM
Duration: 2 DAYS
Price: € 169
Stunning beauty of Maira Valley
Val Maira is accessible all year round. It is just about to choose the right target and we'll have a wonderful hike in the Alps!...
difficulty: EASY
Duration: FLEXIBLE
Price: tbd
Mountains and Culture
In this Tour we propose 2 different options. You can, as in every other Inn to Inn Discover of the other areas, sleep in bed and breakfast and explore the beautiful areas of the Langhe Alps in South Piedmont....
difficulty: VERY HARD
Duration: 6 DAYS
Price: € 749
Trek in the French Alps
Tour of Querays trekking holidays is entirely developed in the French Alps territory. Particularly in the very beautiful Queyras National Park. It is a very long hiking holidays and the accomodations are very comfortable refuges and gite d'etape in the french Alps small mountain villages. ...
difficulty: MEDIUM
Duration: 2 DAYS
Price: € 189
Easy Tour of the Majestic Monviso
Monviso Short hike brings you in one of the most spectacluar mountain of the Alps. This trek is possible all year long with some adjustments....
difficulty: MEDIUM
Duration: 6 DAYS
Price: € 699
Around the West Alps Giant
This long, marvelous trekking surrounds the majestic Monviso Peak(3841m), enormous king of western Alps. The daily hikes are quite long even though the gradient of altitude is not so high. The landscapes are very beautiful with huge meadows and rocky mountain all over. A good hiking holiday for beginner as well....
difficulty: EASY
Duration: 4 DAYS
Price: € 399
Tour of the Majestic Monviso
This beautiful trekking surrounds the majestic Monviso Peak(3841m), enormous king of western Alps in 4 days of amazing guided hiking. The landscapes are very spectacular: Monviso is one of the most beautiful mountain in the Italian Alps and the hiking holidays here offers spectacular landscapes....

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The whole area is the West Alps, and the starting point is usually the city of Turin, home of the Winter Olympic Games of 2006. The Alpine scenery in all the hiking area of the Italian Alps are just fabulous. So the question which is your favourite area it is impossible to answer. Italian Alps are so rich and beautiful that is impossible to choose. Every area has his own small features but the Alpine environment is the same

Langhe Area Testimonials

    Simply amazing
    Our mountain hikes with Trekking Alps were nothing short of extraordinary. We found Roberto to be an excellent guide and also a great conversationist. It was an incredibly authentic experience, always stopping for a local panino and coffee before setting off. For our two day-hikes, Roberto made a point of choosing the best possible destinations for the time of year. We cannot wait to book another adventure with Trekking Alps!
    Elisa - Canada
    One of Best Experiences of my Life
    Amazing. Elisabetta picked us in the train station in Torino and we drove to meet Roberto and another hiker. Roberto had all the extra gear we needed for the trip. We had an amazing hike to see Monte Viso. The view was breathtaking. We then continued to hike down and just enjoy all the weather and beautiful countryland. Roberto and Betta are very sweet and great people to spend a day with. Hope to do it again soon.
    Stephanie - USA/Colombia
    Always super fun, super rewarding and super memorable!
    We've been hiking with Roberto of Trekking Alps several times and each instance has been absolutely excellent. He definitely goes the extra distance to make sure each trip is not only memorable, but customized to the expectations and abilities of his clients. His intimate knowledge of the area coupled with his boundless enthusiasm results in enjoyable and rewarding experiences. We'll continue to hike with him whenever we're in Torino going in the Italian Alps!
    Rob - New Zeland
    Simply fantastic!
    My wife and I went to Italy for our honeymoon and wanted to spend 2 days in the Alps. Roberto was fantastic. For our honeymoon, we could not have asked for a better experience! His knowledge of the local mountains and their climates proved to be excellent as he guided us away from an oncoming storm, took us to a secluded and breath taking vista, and we had a close encounter with Ibex! All the while, he was a joy to talk to and made every person in the group feel welcome. I haven't gone with other guides, but I won't ever have to look for another the next time we go to Italy. Our choice will be simple, we'll go with Trekking Alps!
    Jason - USA
    An Amazing Experience
    Hiking with Roberto was one of the best experiences i"ve had. For the dates that I wanted to hike the weather was suppose to be horrible, so Roberto researched for the best possible place we can hike and not be affected by the weather and he found the best place! we hiked for 2 days, stayed in a hut and watched the sun rise on top of the clouds on the peak. He arranges everything according to our ability and what we want. I recommend this for everyone!
    Aleksandryia - Turkey
    Memorable moments in the Alps
    My husband and I had the Monviso tour in Alp, guided by Roberto last August. For me it was really challenging since it was my first hiking. But by Roberto's patience and experience I was able to embrace the pain and difficulties. It was a great experience and we have plan to join Roberto for more tours in the future. During the trekking trip you might struggle with so much pain in your body, but my advise is don't get distracted by it so much and pay more attention to your surrounding and the beauty of the Alps than to your pain. Because in the end what you will remember is just the amazing sceneries and the team company!
    Sahar - Iran
    Wonderful Monviso and Gran Paradiso!!
    Great experience in wonderful places. Fantastic company! Roberto is an expert and very capable guide and he was able to pass down to us the love for those marvellous mountains. Special thanks to Elisabetta, precious on Gran Paradiso! I think it is a very good trekking to start to get acquainted with hikes in the Alps and to experience real mountain environment.
    Laura - Italy
    Great Trekking in the Alps
    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.
    Grant - United Kingdom
    Superb guided hiking in the Italian alps
    I had a really fantastic experience hiking with my husband and 15 year old daughter. We went on two tours, one for 4 days in Grand Paradiso and the second trip was for 3 days in Monviso. We encountered beautiful and sometimes dramatic mountain scenery along the way, went swimming in a mountain lake and enjoyed really great company in our small group of people. Roberto provided expert guidance, he loves the mountains and knows this region like his back pocket, it was wonderful to meet him.
    Andrea - Germany