Monte Rosa massif has the second highest peak of the whole Alps in Dufur Peak at 4634 meters and has one of the most extense glaciers of the Alps. The landscape in the Monte Rosa and Matterhorn Hiking Area are gorgeous and pretty unique. Matterhorn is maybe the most famous mountain of the world and the nearby Monte Rosa glaciers make the landscape just stunning.
The area is well known and consequently it is not the paradise for wildlifeand people willing to enjoy the mountain by yourself. On the other hand the services are very advanced and it is possible to arrange inn-to-inn hikes with nice accomodation in the villages in the middle of the mountains at more than 1800 meters of altitude.
Even in winter this area is a nice choice as there are many snowshoes tracks and shelter opened all year long. In August using the unguarded hut is not advisable as they will be possibly full. in case you want to visit this area in summer we will also bring Ferrino Tents with us.
Nevertheless they worth the visit and if you have the chance to come hiking in a Spring or Autumn you’ll enjoy the places with less people and more wildife. As 4K Summit you can reach several 4000 meters peak with our partner of Climbing-Alps and we can organize the preparation and the summit of Capanna Margerita the highest Shelter of Europe.
The Monte Rosa and Matterhorn Area is one of the more rich in terms of ice formations all over the Alps and not only in the Italian Alps. The Monte Rosa and Matterhorn hiking area is located at the border of Italy and Switzerland and it has most famous peaks of the Alps. The paths are pretty well marked and even in winter there are few options here. The Areas is north-west from Torino and the trip to this mountain area is from 1 hour and 30 minutes to 2 hours. The main valleys are the Gressoney Valley, Ayas Valley and Valtournanche and in the Hikes described in this Trekking Alps website you’ll find also trekking some other smaller valleys, less known and maybe even more enjoyable for trekking and mountain Hiking.
Matterhorn and Monte Rosa Hiking Area are not the ideal place for Wildlife as Cervinia and not only has been iper antropized in the last 20 years. Wildlife consequently is been moving away from this area as a lot of people are spending their mountain holidays here. Near There is less space in the mountains for the animals than in other places and hiking areas of the Alps. The general rule in the Alps is that the more the area is famous the less is good for spotting animals. In the Italian Alps there are not so much forests and big land like in other part of the world like Canada or Himalaya. Nevertheless all the typical Alpine animals can be spotted but not so easily: Ibex, the Chamois, the Marmot, the Fox and the Eagle. The area is full of cable cars used also in summer for tourists and downhill bikers during the summer.
This region of Monte Rosa and Matterhorn has really a lot of choices and this is the best area if you want to organize an Inn-to-Inn trek. There are a lots of mountain villages in Valtournanche and Val d’Ayas near Monte Rosa at high altitude and to sleep in an hotel or bed and breakfast up there is a very nice experience with all the comfort of the hotel. You can have a few days hike in hotel, with your private bathroom and shower every day and you can choose the unguarded huts. this option will lead us a bit outside the main valley that are overcrowded in summer. Shelter in Matterhorn region are a bit more expensive but there is a big choice and we’ll bring you where the service is good and the food.
Near Place to visit and Special Features
- Cable Car in Monte Rosa and Matterhorn area
- Chamois Village
- Aosta(Roman City)
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Monte Rosa and Matterhorn Hiking Reviews
“Valle d’Aosta Hiking Summer 2016”
I went hiking for 3 days at Valgrisenche with Trekking Alps. A really nice experience.
The landscape is beautiful. Roberto is a really good guide! It’s his passion – so you’re in good hands!! I liked Roberto’s funny and kind way-;)) the people came from different countries which was also a nice experience!! A good choice!!
“Fun, Philosophy and the art of hiking”
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.
“Valgrisenche Hike Tour: Highly reccomended”
thanks a lot Trekking Alps!!
“Hikes in Monte Rosa and Gran Paradiso“
Roberto was a thoughtful, organized, and kind guide, and arranged a great trip for our small group of family and friends. The weather and scenery were fantastic, and the refugios (mountain B and Bs, in effect) in the Monte Rosa area were truly excellent. Highly recommended! Many thanks to Roberto for a great time.
“The most thrilling I’ve done all year! (Hiking in Valpalline in Autumn)”
I absolutely loved my hike up the Italian Alps! I can honestly say that it was the most amazing experience I have ever had. I don’t usually hike mountains of this altitude (and my body felt the consequences) but the experience was worth it. I am definitely going to do another hike! Roberto our guide was extremely amicable, interesting, and fun to talk to. He knew so much about the nature around us, which made our long hiking trips less painful and more educational. This is a must try for all aspiring adventures! You can even choose the level of difficulty depending on your skill and fitness. Once again, a huge thanks to Roberto for organizing and leading such a spectacular adventure 🙂
“Breathtaking scenery great trek and fantastic guide!”
I booked a trek with Roberto for the end of October. I got good advice from Roberto about what to bring and where to meet up in Turin. I would recommend trekking with Trekking Alps, I chose to travel and trek solo but there were 3 others on my trek so also had the pleasure of meeting them and their company. It was a real adventure and it was great to have an experienced and knowledgable guide to show us the way. I enjoyed the beautiful scenery and the rather bracing trek up Valpelline in Valle d’aosta and will go back for another trek.
“Wonderful, amazing mountain holidays!”
We discovered the Italian Alps together with Roberto this summer.. When we first contacted Roberto, he listened to our wishes and invented a special hiking tour for us: at the end the difficulty level was right, we saw beautiful fortresses and fascinating monasteries of the Susa Valley. and we did a very beautiful trekking with stunning views of the west Alps!!! During these days we discovered together also some typical dishes from Piedmont ..it was a great experience! Thank you Roby :))) We hope to come back next year!