Turin Alps Trekking Area

Susa, Chisone and Lanzo Valleys – Alps Near Turin

Near the city of Turin there are many valleys with different souls which in this section we describe as Turin Alps Mountain 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 Mountain 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.

Main Features

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Wildlife 80/100
Wilderness 90/100

Near Place to visit and Special Features

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Fenestrelle Fort (Chisone Valley)

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Sacra di San Michele (Susa Valley)

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Turin

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Geography

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.

Wildlife

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.

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Accommodation

In the Turin Alps Mountain 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.

Our Hikes in Turin Alps Area

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Duration: 1 DAY
Price: € 170
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 - DEC 21 / DEC 21 (Days: 1 - Participants: 2)

    Join this hike: € 70.00(€ 170)

  2. 2017 - DEC 28 / DEC 28 (Days: 1 - Participants: 1)

    Join this hike: € 80.00(€ 170)

difficulty: EASY
Duration: 2 DAYS
Price: € 189
All Year Round an Amazing Adventure fit for Everybody
A wonderful hike in Pellice Valleya, a nice valley near Turin. All year round we can enjoy the comfort of a guarded shelter in this magic place between Italian and French Alps....

 A Night in the Alps near Turin - Planned Dates

  1. 2017 - DEC 18 / DEC 19 (Days: 2 - Participants: 4)

    Join this hike: € 140.00(€ 189.00)

Day Trek from Milan
Even from Milan you can enjoy a wonderful Day hike in the Alps. You can visit different hiking areas depending whether you have a car or not....
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Duration: FLEXIBLE
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Mountains Hikes in Comfort
The Amenity Trek in the Italian Alps is perfect for visiting the Piedmontese Alps with all comforts: good wine, autentic villages and the cultural discover of the beautiful region of the west Alps....
difficulty: HARD
Duration: 4 DAYS
Price: € 449
History and Nature in Pellice Valley
Waldesian valley trek is developed in Pellice valley in the Piedmontese Alps. This trekking holiday can be considered part of the locally well known Tour of Bucie. Waldesian refugees found a fantastic spot where to settle when they were persecuted by Catholics and these are the valleys that this hike explore....
difficulty: VERY HARD
Duration: 5 DAYS
Price: € 399
Untouched Nature All Year Long
Tour of Orsiera hiking ring is an unforgettable experience. This trekking tour is basically exploring all the Orsiera Rocciavrè Natural Park, in Piedmont region, Italy. Despite of the position not far from the plains of Turin this National Park is very wild and magnificent, full of animals and nice mountain landscapes....
difficulty: MEDIUM
Duration: 3 DAYS
Price: € 299
The Orsiera Natural Park in Winter
Torino is a perfect headquarter for a Snowshoeing adventure in Orsiera Natural Park. is a fantastic activity bringing you in the mountain silence even in the cold season near Torino, Italy. Orsiera Natural Park Snowshoeing is an amazing opportunity to live three days of silence....
difficulty: EASY
Duration: 2 DAYS
Price: € 199
Spot the Ecrins National Park
Meije Balcony in this Ecrins Short Hike offers superb views over the Ecrins National Park in France. We can decide different option for you....
difficulty: VERY EASY
Duration: 2 DAYS
Price: € 179
Alpine Lakes All Over the Place
The upland of 13 lakes in Germanasca valley is a wonderful spot for its 13 lakes and not only. There is a very beautiful alpine landscape here....
difficulty: VERY EASY
Duration: 2 DAYS
Price: € 249
Shooting Mountain Workshop
Mountain environment is among the most interesting place for photographers: sunrises, clouds, sunsets in dramatic scenery of the Alps....
difficulty: MEDIUM
Duration: 2 DAYS
Price: € 169
The Beauty of the Green Lakes
This wonderful two days hike in the Alps near Turin is perfect for approaching the moutains. It is beautiful and not too challenging....
difficulty: MEDIUM
Duration: 2 DAYS
Price: € 169
The Beauty of Orsiera NP
Orsiera Park is very near to Turin but preserves its beauty and wilderness. Reaching Robinet peakin this weekend hike it will be one of tyour highlight of your Italian Trip....
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Turin Alps Area Testimonials

    Sensational wildlife spotting
    I did a 2 day hike with Enrico, to the Lanza valley. Enrico has excellent English, a great amount of knowledge of the area, and some cool stories to tell as you hike along. He took us to an unguarded hut in a remote location, which was very special! We saw chamois, ibex and even deer running down the cliffs - an awe inspiring sight! I booked late and Enrico went out of his way to fit me in to another group, of similar ability. His pickup instructions were very clear, all communication was very clear. Overall one of my best guided hiking experiences!
    Bernardette - Australia
    Excellent one-day trek with Enrico!
    Extremely happy with my Trekking Alps experience!!! Booked one-day trek with Enrico and initial communication before I arrived in Italy was excellent. Enrico did a great job of understanding my athletic ability, explaining the equipment needed and coordinating a pick up point. On the day, he picked me and another couple up from our hotels in Turin and we drove an hour north of Turin to a small village called Viu. There we bought food for our break- Enrico translated for us in the butcher shop and we got some lovely venison sausage and cheeses made in the village as well as bread. Then we drove about another 15 minutes up the mountain and started off on the hike. At first the walk was easy on a gravel path but after about one mile, the fun kicked in and we started up the steep gradient. Enrico did a very impressive job of guiding us as well as explaining the geography, local flora and fauna and thoroughly answering every question we had. The scenery was breathtaking throughout: waterfalls, valleys, views of adjacent ranges and lakes. Although the hike was extremely challenging (and I consider myself to be pretty fit), it was exhilarating and a once in a lifetime experience. Worth every penny. Enrico's knowledge of the terrain combined with his contagious passion for nature and easy going manner made the trip that much more enjoyable. After our descent and ride back to Viu, Enrico introduced me to a local Piedmonte liquor called Genepy Granger as I'd asked him for a recommendation for a good grappa. It was super strong and very good! All in all, a very enjoyable day. If you're thinking of booking a hike in the Piedmonte region, I would not hesitate to recommend Trekking-Alps. They did a fantastic job! Thanks Enrico.
    Jennifer - USA
    Beautiful views, Off-trail adventuring, and Irreplaceable Memories
    We did the 3-day, 2-night hike with Enrico (Day 1 and 2), and Giulia (Day 3). We stayed in a mountain hut the first night and more of a bnb the second night. Enrico was very knowledgeable about the region, the wildlife, the trails, and the weather patterns. That alone made the trek very interesting. Every time we took a break, he pointed out the nearby wildlife and explained the livelihood of people living in/near the Alps. If I recall, the level of our hike was "moderate" and I would say it is good for people with some hiking experience and are okay with some strenuous incline. I will note that we DID go off-trail for a bit (on-purpose) which made for a more adventurous (and strenuous) hike, and it was super enjoyable! The guides will cater the trek around your comfort level and will only push if you're up for the challenge.The mountain hut was cozy and it was nice to not have to set up your own shelter. I think we would have appreciated it even more if we were hiking in the winter and were getting out of the cold.The bnb was wonderful and the food was amazing. I would definitely recommend a taste of both mountain huts and bnbs if you can swing it.I'd recommend any sort of multi-day trek for anyone remotely interested in trekking the Alps in some way. There's a trek for all ages and fitness levels.
    Brian - USA
    Excellent one-day trek with Enrico!
    Extremely happy with my Trekking Alps experience!!! Booked one-day trek with Enrico and initial communication before I arrived in Italy was excellent. Enrico did a great job of understanding my athletic ability, explaining the equipment needed and coordinating a pick up point. On the day, he picked me and another couple up from our hotels in Turin and we drove an hour north of Turin to a small village called Viu. There we bought food for our break- Enrico translated for us in the butcher shop and we got some lovely venison sausage and cheeses made in the village as well as bread. Then we drove about another 15 minutes up the mountain and started off on the hike. At first the walk was easy on a gravel path but after about one mile, the fun kicked in and we started up the steep gradient. Enrico did a very impressive job of guiding us as well as explaining the geography, local flora and fauna and thoroughly answering every question we had. The scenery was breathtaking throughout: waterfalls, valleys, views of adjacent ranges and lakes. Although the hike was extremely challenging (and I consider myself to be pretty fit), it was exhilarating and a once in a lifetime experience. Worth every penny. Enrico's knowledge of the terrain combined with his contagious passion for nature and easy going manner made the trip that much more enjoyable. After our descent and ride back to Viu, Enrico introduced me to a local Piedmonte liquor called Genepy Granger as I'd asked him for a recommendation for a good grappa. It was super strong and very good! All in all, a very enjoyable day. If you're thinking of booking a hike in the Piedmonte region, I would not hesitate to recommend Trekking-Alps. They did a fantastic job! Thanks Enrico.
    Jennifer - USA
    Awesome experience trekking the Susa Valley!
    Earlier this year we met Roberto and he took us snowshoeing through the Susa valley and it was an awesome experience that everyone should do. Roberto was a patient and accommodating guide. He had all the extra gear we needed for the trek, and we weren't left short missing out on anything. We came from Milan in the day and it worked perfectly. The sights were beautiful and it was all worthwhile! Thank you Roberto!
    Alanna - Australia
    Amazing trip to Lanzo Valley
    Roberto is familiar with the landscape and hike at a comfortable pace. He even prepared extra gears for me after checking out the weather on the morning itself. The scenery around Lanzo Valley is breathtaking. Look for Roberto if you are keen to explore. You are in good hands with him around.
    Hao - Hong Kong
    Excellent 2 days walking in Mt.Robeinet
    Roberto was an excellent guide for a couple days hiking near Turino (specially at Mt Robinet). From the initial engagement through to arriving in Turino, Roberto was very helpful and excellent replies on email/whatsapp - ensuring that we had everyting we needed for the tour. During the guided hike, Roberto is an extrememly personalble guy. So friendly, and was very knowledgeable on the local area, and his passion for the outdoors was infectious! i would definitely recommend Roberto and Trekking Alps again.
    Stuart – United Kingdom
    Breathtaking Alpine Trek!
    Prior to my arrival in Italy, Roberto was very responsive, professional and helpful in helping me plan my snowshoe adventure. Our day trip was wonderful! He is knowledgeable, sincere, and a pleasure to travel with. He was able to adjust the hike to match my fitness level. The pictures he took and sent were a great keepsake. We even stopped in a nearby village to take in some local history, which I absolutely loved! I most certainly would recommend Trekking Alps, and definitely plan on returning for another adventure soon!
    Meghan - Canada
    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!
    Amy - Taiwan
    Great guide of the Italian Alps
    Roberto is extremely quick to respond to requests and very amenable to any adjustments. Well-spoken, funny and knowledgeable, Roberto is a great guide who I would to recommend to anyone!
    Lars -Norway