Near the city of Turin there are many valleys with different souls which in this section we describe as Turin Alps Hiking Area. Susa valley is probably the most popular valley if you want to do trekking near Torino.
Susa Valley is also the most populated valley in the mountain area which means less wilderness but also more history and culture, while in Lanzo Valleys and Chisone Valley you’ll have really the chance to live the mountains on your own. These trekking area near Turin are not mass market yet and the locals have not the time and the possibility to “invade” the mountain region as the paths are thousands among hundreds of small valleys to explore.
The consequence is that you can live the mountain on your own and consequently living a very special trekking experience. In the Turin Alps Hiking Area there are also different regional and natural parks. Orsiera Rocciavrè Natural park is in part of this Area with its wildlife and it’s beautiful mid mountain environment. The paths also can be very different. If in the Orsiera Rocciavrè Park they are very well marked and often pretty good, in other regions the trekking paths are really wild and especially in June-July the vegetation can be pretty strong, hiding them.
The Valleys of the mountain region near Turin are settled east to west and they have different length and width. Some of them are really big and wide as the Susa and Chisone Valley and other like the Lanzo or Germanasca Valleys are more narrow and hidden. The Orsiera Rocciavrè Regional Park divide the two main valleys(Chisone and Susa) and is the main sactuary for wildlife. Because this region is the nearest to Turin city center is the most obvious destination for your day hike from Turin or for a 2 days hike if you don’t want to spend too many hours in the car. This trekking Areas is west from Torino and the trip to this mountain area is from 30 minutes to 1 hour and half.
The Fauna in the mountains near Turin is pretty much present in these mountains as the men are pretty much abandoning these area and the tourism have not a hughe impact over the mountains. Ibexes, Chamoises and Marmots are pretty much easier to spot. In the Lanzo valley with the border with French Alps there are alsoVoltures while in Orsiera Rocciavrè is one of the best spot to see the deers. In Late September they have their mating next to a hut where is very much probable to see this amazing animal. Also wolves are living in this park but unfortunately they are very difficult to spot.
In the Turin Alps Hiking Area there is all kind of offer in this area except from the luxury hotel: bed and breakfast and shelters are pretty much for all tastes. Unguarded huts are nice but not so comfortable as for example the ones in Monte Bianco and Monte Rosa Hiking Area. The good thing is that as they are pretty hidden and not used it is more probable to be alone to enjoy the wilderness. The people rarely spoke english but you’ll have the chance to see real and authentic mountain life untouched by tourism, specially outside Susa Valley.
Near Place to visit and Special Features
- Fenestrelle Fort(Chisone Valley)
- Sacra di San Michele, Exilles Fort (Susa Valley)
- Susa (Roman city)
- Ecrins National Park in France
- City of Turin, home of Winter Olympic Games 2006
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Turin Alps Hiking Reviews
“Wonderful Day Hike from Torino!!”
It was the best day during my last trip to Torino!
I was traveling by myself and didn’t really plan ahead, the sun came out after a few days of rain and I was thinking “Why not go on a hike?” So I jumped in front of the computer and luckily found Roberto’s website. All of the information on the website is well organised and with great testimonial, in English! This is it!
Roberto responded to my email inquiry very efficiently, discussing my expectation, hiking experience and what kind of gear I have. Since I did not bring any gear with me, the next day he came prepared with all the hiking essentials I will need for the day hike!
We hiked on the trails close to Bovile. He picked a trail that is not too challenging for a beginner like me, with stunning views as rewards!!! The entire experience was great and I have been inspired to hike almost every weekend since I came back to the Bay Area!
Thank you Roberto! I still keep in mind your hiking tips ” Don’t stop until the end” every time I am on the trail exploring new places 🙂
Highly recommending Roberto to anyone who is looking for an experienced and fun mountain guide when planning your visit in Torino!
“On Top Of The World!!!”
My husband and I did an EXCELLENT hike with Roberto!!! The difficulty that he chose was just right for us. It was a little bit foggy down at the bottom, but after we started climbing higher than the clouds, the view was AMAZING!!! We always felt safe with Roberto and he spent extra time pointing things out to us or just to check if we were OK/having fun. Even if you are not a professional hiker, ANYONE/EVERYONE should go on a hike with Roberto! He really knows his stuff and we can honestly say it was one of the most amazing experiences of our lives! Like us, he will definitely find the right path for you… 🙂
Thanks again Roberto, see you next time!!!
“A Clever inspiring Guided Journey“
Once in a while, you cross paths with people that alter your life, and Roberto is one of these. Besides being an experienced guide with a logical progression of inspiring and challenging hikes, he was a blast, and a perfect match to my husband. The two of them had me laughing often. He is one of Italy’s secrets, and reminds me of another Roberto… Roberto Tomba, an Italian Olympic skier. BUT, when guide Roberto stops, he does so to protect and provide for those he is guiding. When we were crossing a snow bank, my hands started screaming in pain. Immediately, he whipped off his gloves and let me wear them until I could actually move my fingers again. This was an Olympic move, making him my Italian hero. I can’t wait for our next adventure with him.
“Amazing Mountain Trekking”
I was joining the Lanzo valley hiking trip with Trekking Alps. It was one of the best mountains and peaks I’ve seen so far. The scenary is amazing and during our trek we saw also serveral animals including ibex 😀
Roberto was a super cool guide! He took really good care of us and eventhough I went there alone and join the trek with others, we were having so much fun.
I really recommend it to anyone who want to expereince Italian Alps.
“Fantastic Experience in the Italian Alps!”
Roberto guided my wife and me for four fantastic days in June. We had some unusual requests and he was able to accomodate them perfectly. His knowledge of the area, his pleasant personality, kindness and sense of humor made the time memorable beyond words. His choice of routes was amazing and he went out of his way to share the local history and culture with us. He gave us several choices for accomodations and then met our requests in a way that exceeded our expectations. He even took us to a local sporting goods shop (Ferrino Store in Torino) so my wife could be fitted for the first pair of hiking boots (branded AKU) that actually fit her. She would wear them to bed if she could. He also turned out to be a huge NBA fan and we had several long discussions about basketball as we labored up the more strenous terrain. I would recommend Roberto to experts and beginners alike as he will undoubetdly deliver a great trip.
“An amazing family hike with two children”
My family and I spent 3 days hiking with Trekking Alps and Roberto in July 2016. Based on our preferences and feedback Roberto planned an amazing trip for us which was the highlight of our time in Italy. He was wonderful with our two children, ages 8 and 9 years old. I highly recommend Trekking Alps and would book again without hesitation.
“Amazing and challenging first hike”
“Outstanding hike, very well organized”
Trekking Alps helped us organise and lead a work sponsored hike for a large 30+ group of varying abilities from beginner to advanced and was fantastic. Roberto’s knowledge of the area and ideas for setting the hike at the right challenge was perfect, and he had a really great attitude to guiding us, with infinite patience for those who wanted to take their time, as well as those wanting more of a challenge. No small task!
Even in stormy weather we all had a brilliant experience walking in the Italian Alps and the trip will be great memory for us to have and talk about for a long time. Thank you!
“July 2016 fantastic hike”
Great experience! Roberto (the local guide) planned a perfect one-day hike near Turin. He managed all issues in an excellent manner: target according to my availability, the weather, timing, etc. The views from the peak were astonishing. He transmitted not only his knowledge about landscapes, peaks and mountain ranges, but also his passion about history, flora and fauna. Roberto is an awesome guide! It was definitely an amazing time. I highly recommend everyone to sign up a trek with him!
“Roberto fulfill our expectations way beyond”
We had great time in this hiking tour of the Alps and hopefully we’ll have the chance to come back again. This was a real adventure!
“Breathtaking and thrilling!”
There was no better way to bring in the new year than with a trek through the Italian Alps. Roberto could not have been better. We became fast friends, chatting on the drive up to the mountain and along the way as he encouraged us to reach the top. He loves the mountains deeply and even though this must have been his thousandth trek, he stopped often to admire the beauty and vastness. His love for the hills inspired us to do the same, really taking in their grandeur and appreciating this incredible day. We would highly recommend any trek with Roberto.
“Alps Trekking from Salbertrand to Pramand Fort”
It was a very pleasant experience hiking through the alps getting deeper and deeper into the mountains. We walked 3 hours in a very nice path, filled with snow, where we got to see falcons, and chamois (goat-antelope) walking through the pine trees, with the most beautiful peaks as a background.
We were a group of 9, and we all enjoyed the hike very much, but also de local liqueurs degustation at the end.
– Very professional guide
– Affordable price
– Totally flexible to suit your group
– 100% recommended
“Great Job Roberto!”
I highly recommend this hiking guide service to anyone who is eager to explore the Italian Alps. My guide, Roberto, who started the business, is very accommodating. I had limited time to do an overnight trek outside of Torino, however Roberto knew exactly where to go and what we should do based on my time limitations and experience level. He was very friendly and knowledgeable about the terrain and the region’s ecosystem. It really felt like I was backpacking with an experienced friend rather than a payed guide. Furthermore, the Alps in Italy are stunningly beautiful and this is a great way to intimately experience them. Roberto knows them as well as anyone else, as he grew up in the region and is passionate about these phenomenal mountains. I would definitely do it again on a longer trek if I ever return!
“Wonderful one day experience!”
Our guided hike with Roberto was nothing short of perfect. He took myself and my girlfriend on a day hike into the Italian Alps about an hour and a half north of Torino. We explained to him our hiking experience and what we wanted out of the hike and he modeled the hike specifically for us. It was the perfect amount of difficulty and was one of the most beautiful hikes I have ever been on. The entire trip was absolutely enjoyable. Not only was the hike awesome, Roberto is a great guy and it was a pleasure conversing with him the entire time. He is very intelligent and has a great sense of humor, couldn’t really ask for more. If you are in Torino and are interested in the beauty of the mountains, contacting Roberto is a MUST! He has been hiking this area since he was 6 years old and knows these mountains like the back of his hand.
Trekking Alps was a great choice for our hiking vacation. They offer a wide variety of hikes and treks, different levels of difficulty and flexible number of days. Our guide Roberto was super nice, very professional, and the entire pickup, hike and return were very well organized.
I did two treks with Roberto this October, two consecutive days along with a friend in the Gran National Paradiso and the other, a two day trek with a larger group in park Orsiera. To begin with , Roberto is a wonderful guide, knowledgable, personable and very attentive to the needs of his clients. The scenery and hikes in this region are very beautiful. I would only ask you to be mindful that unguarded huts can be tough if you are into more comfortable travel, especially as they provide no electricity, water or bathrooms. As well, it is important to be part of a group of similar level of skills. Falling behind an experienced group can be intimidating and impose pressures that one does not need on a vacation. Having said so, I wholeheartedly recommend Roberto . You will not only meet a guide and enjoy your trip, but also make a wonderful friend.
“Bivacco San Camillo”
I was in bivacco San Camillo with Trekking Alps in January 2015, there was a lot of snow,windy day but also a lot of fun after. It was my first trip with Roberto but not the last. I highly recommend to have a wonderful trips/journey with Trekking Alps.
“Good times with Roberto”
We did the Tour of Bessanese this summer! The days were long and intense, but we had such a good time! Roberto is patient and passionate and he knows where he’s going. Thanks for amazing memories and we would not hesitate to do another trek with Roberto! Elizabeth & Steven
“An Amazing Experience”
I am not an expert trekker and had difficulties on the way up. However, Roberto allowed me to take my time and gave me great advice. He is truly a fantastic guide! In addition, the trek he took me and my friends on was absolutely amazing. As we were going up, it was very foggy and misty and it was hard to tell what was surrounding us. As we reached our cabin it was still foggy. The weather report said that it should be sunny the following day. And the weather did not disappoint…when I awoke and looked out the cabin window I couldn’t believe my eyes. We were above the cloud line and could only see the peaks of the surrounding mountains. Trekking with Roberto was an amazing experience that I won’t ever forget. I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to enjoy the remarkable nature of the Alps.
“Great day-hike to nearby Mt. Barrouard”
Roberto accommodated my fiancee and I with an awesome day-hike to nearby Mt. Barrouard. With pick-up and drop-off in Torino, we had very little to do besides bringing our boots and enjoying the experience. The hike was strenuous (about 6 hours of hiking probably) but technically not challenging, and we were lucky to get great views of the valley and nearby mountains for most of it. Roberto was a very pleasant conversationalist and chatting with him actually felt like the most legitimately cultural activity we engaged in during our entire Italy trip. Feel free to bring water and snacks along to fit your needs, as Roberto seemingly has a unique ability to thrive on the spring water and wild berries found in the mountains!
Roberto is simply amazing! Strongly recommended! For anyone who is looking for a wonderful hike! He is a total expert and a professional in every way. Thank you Roberto and hope to hike with you soon.
The two day hike of Rocciamelone was one of the most spectacular experiences I’ve ever had. I heard about Trekking Alps and Roberto from a friend who had gone on a hike with him and decided that this might be a good way to escape the heat of summer and satisfy my longing for great alpine scenery. The hike was relatively short but intense, and I loved every minute of it. We stayed at a lodge on the peak of the mountain and watched the sunset and sunrise at 3500m. The views were unbelievably breathtaking! Roberto is not only a fantastic and accommodating guide but also an awesome guy to hike with. I would definitely recommend him if you are looking for an unforgettable adventure!! I only wish I could go again!
“One of The Greatest Guide&Tour i Have Ever Had !”
In One Word : Amazing ! I travel a lot and Trekking many times in Africa, Middle East and Europe.
This 2 days was absolutly great. i meet Roberto in the Train Station, he came to pick me out ane from the first moment, throw is Home made coffe in his house, was absolutly great. after an hour we meet the other people of the group and Robert connect from the the first moment between all of us. Another thing is the Generous of him – he give us everything we need : from trekking equipment untill food ! Actually my only mistake was to do it only 2 days and not more than that ! it’s so worth it ! I offer u to do it only with Roberto ! He know Everything about Everything ! from my opinion i know that i will do it AGAIN !
“Alpine Lake escape”
Roberto is without a doubt the best guide you can ask for. My friend and I took a short trip from Milan to Torino where Roberto met us and began our weekend hike. In the short time that we had, we hiked through some seriously gorgeous valleys, crossed through several streams, and thoroughly enjoyed seeing the most clear blue-green lakes. After reaching camp, Roberto made a simple but tasty meal of tortellini, perfect for taking the chill off. Got a bit of down time, which you can use to relax or explore a bit more. Next day, we went up a bit higher, as the summit is about 2 hours’ hike away. Would highly recommend going upwards, as the views are increasingly (and quite literally) breathtaking from there. Going back down, we came across the third lake, where we stopped for a little to enjoy the extremely cold waters. The hike back was just as beautiful as the hike up, but the most difficult part was leaving. Highlights: staying in a bivouac under the snow (bring warm clothes and socks!), morning hikes, going for a (very quick) swim in one of the mountain lakes. My singular regret: not being able to stay longer. Hope to be back in the future and hike some more!
“Roberto is the best trekking guide in the Alps hands down!”
Roberto went crazy for us planning the best trip we could have possibly imagined around inclement weather. The views we got where truly spectacular and it was an absolutely unparalleled experience. When I told Roberto I would be proposing to my girlfriend on the trip his eyes lit up and I could see right then that he was all in. He gave us a feel for Italian culture and we absolutely appreciated it. Despite his modesty Roberto’s English is very very good. By the time we left it felt like we where leaving a good friend not just a trekking guide. Thanks Roberto you’re the best.
“Roberto is the King of the mountains!”
I was not very well prepared for trekking, my shoes were completely wrong, I had no sunscreen, and had no idea what to expect from the Alps. But Roberto was helpful and amazing every step of the way. In 2 days, we did everything we planned and much more getting to the top of Robinet Peak with friends, old and new. It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life and being able to have shared it with people as amazing as Roberto and everyone who came with us made it even better. Make sure to listen to all of his instructions and recommendations, they are very important! Regardless, I had the best climbing the mountain and getting to know my tri-lingual Italian guide. I highly recommend this experience to any and all!! We truly reached the heavens.
“The best personal guide I could ask for”
In Brief: Great guide. Great locations. Multiple choices of locations based on your experience. Friendly. Understanding. Affordable. The best experience in Italy! The experience was one to be cherished for the whole life. The hut was at a perfect distance of trek and it was isolated enough for us to get away from the hush and buzz of the city. I would greatly like to thank Roberto and his family for the great experience they provided me and my sister. I look at Italians in a different light after the experience I had with Roberto and his family.
“Hiking in October with Trekking Alps”
I had 4 days together with Roberto in Alps. Although the best season is over but it is still one of best trek I ever had, beautiful mountains, lakes and wild animals… so a wonderful experiences. Roberto did an excellent job on that trek. He is passionate and knowledgeable about natural and a good companion in the mountains. We shared a lot about our shared passion on natural but also cultures and history … about Italy and China. Overall I recommend him highly.
“Italy’s trip Best experience!”
As soon as I met Roberto, I knew that we were in excellent hands. Throughout our trek Roberto was very safety conscious. He knew the area we were hiking in very well and always made sure that we were comfortable with the route we were taking.
“Great hike, great guide!”
Roberto is fun, warm and he adapts quite quickly to the needs of his clients. We went on a five days trek with this guy here and he took us to gorgeous places and had the best time ever. I would definitely go with him again :).
“Excellent guide and excellent mountains”
Roberto did an excellent job leading a five day trek and accommodating four people from three different countries with a wide range of ages. He was knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and passionate about the mountains. A great trip leader and companion. I recommend him highly!
“Amazing trek to Mt. Robinet”
My trekking guide Roberto was very friendly and down to earth. He is not only an expert guide in trekking and he was made the trek as comfortable as possible. Our friendly conversation also made the trek very pleasant. The trek to the peak of Mt. Robinet is one of the most beautiful treks I have done. With forests in the lower regions, the path along a stream from flows from two clear glacial lakes and some snow on the way to the top make it the best experience with nature one could ask for. The view from the peak is simply breathtaking and I would trek this route again if possible. I recommend this trek for all nature and adventure lovers.