Winter Mountain hiking in Italy is not your typical easy holiday. Winter can be harsh, dark, freezing. In a word: uncomfortable. Nonetheless the Alps in winter are enchanting and lovely and probably offer the best views and landscapes of the year. Mountain is an harsh environment generally speaking: it is tiring to move, can be dangerous and you are under the nature law, often outside the comfort zone. But this is why you feel so alive when hiking in the mountains: you feel that life is not taken for granted. In the winter mountain hiking this is even more true: you can feel the adventure even more than in the other seasons. When the snow is thick, walking and hiking is really tiring and sometimes to reach the target becomes impossible. To organize an hut to hut for many days with snowshoes is quite hard and it can be arranged just for really adventurous and bold people. In the Alps in Italy, mountain passes are covered by snow and it is very hard to arrange a continuous few days hike, sleeping in the mountains. Nevertheless it is also possible to arrange easy winter mountain hiking, sleeping in bed and breakfast or in easy to reach shelter open all year round. If you want to experience the harshness of the mountains, an winter hike in Italy will be just unforgettable.
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Winter Mountain 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!
“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!
“An amazing experience in the Alps with the most breathtaking views!”
My weekend snowshoeing in the Alps with our guide Roberto exceeded my expectations! I had been studying abroad in Europe for a couple weeks and wanted to plan a weekend where I could explore the outdoors with my friends–this adventure was everything I was looking for and more! I never would have thought that I’d be able to go hike in the Italian Alps being as unprepared as I was (given that I had no proper gear, supplies, etc.). But Roberto provided us with hiking boots, snow shoes, sticks, sleeping bags, etc. and anything that we didn’t have on us to make sure we had all that we needed for an enjoyable experience. He even made a great dinner for us for our night in the cabin! And the hike was absolutely beautiful! Every view was stunning and we were able to make it up to the peak. Roberto even made sure to help document the experience for us, taking pictures of us as we hiked up and down the mountain. I can honestly say that this was one of the greatest and most unique experiences I’ve ever had and will be the most memorable experience of my semester abroad. Roberto was also so enthusiastic, positive, personable, and just fun to talk to that I highly recommend everyone to sign up for a trip with him! Thank you so much Roberto!
“Such a cool and unforgettable experience!”
Snowshoeing and hiking with Roberto as our guide was hands down one of the most amazing adventures I have ever been on. We skyped with him about a week before our trip and he made sure we had everything we needed in addition to helping us plan our trip. My friends and I were looking for a trip to get outside and explore Italy even more and this trip was perfect for that–the mountains were breathtaking and with virtually no other people there, we felt like we saw the best of everything. The snowshoeing itself was so thrilling and challenging, making the experience all the more rewarding and unforgettable. Roberto himself was an awesome and super friendly guide with so many experiences and stories to share–I highly recommend!
“An experience to remember!”
Wow! What an experience. My sister and I contacted Roberto looking for a challenging yet fun and rememberable experience and that is exactly what we got, plus more! Roberto was the perfect guide for this type of activity; fun, adventurous, brilliant and skilled. This was my first time snowshoeing and I felt completely comfortable. He supplied all of the necessary materials for the hike so this made preparation easy and effortless. We hiked for the day and then stayed in a shelter overnight and hiked back the next. The time in the mountains was one I will never forget!
This was an experience of a life time. I will recommended this to everyone! Roberto was the best!
“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.
I signed for this hike a month before so i had the opportunity to Skype with the great guide Roberto and to ask him all the questions i had and revived all the answers I needed. When meeting Roberto after 1 minute you can tell you meet an expert. He is very experienced and well equipped. He was very patient with me and helped go through the hard moments of the trek. I advise you to work out all your muscles and make sure you are in a good shape. Anyway there is no doubt you will enjoy the amazing view of the mountains and living in nature with Roberto’s advises and help. I was traveling solo but i joined the group that also signed for the same hike. the group was fun and a very good companion. I was there in march so the snow was still deep and the hard part was walking in snow shoes. i will diffidently try it again in summer.
A must have experience!
“A wonderful and unique experience in the Alps!”
While doing my semester abroad in Venice, my roommate from the US really wanted to go to see the Alps and try snowshoeing. So we did some research, found Roberto and contacted him with all the questions that we had. Just a few days later, we skyped with him and he was very open to answer every single question and told us about the area, the hike and everything we needed to pack for an overnight stay in the Alps. On our hiking weekend, he picked us up at the Metro station in Turin and we drove in the middle of nowhere (a little village in Gran Paradiso) to start our hike. The hike was amazing! Such a wonderful experience that I can recommend everyone to do. Roberto provided us with snow shoes, sticks and organized everything we needed for the weekend. The hike was perfect, we saw many animals, Roberto gave us lots of information about the area and shared his stories with us. The night in the hut was great! We were sitting at the fire, enjoyed our dinner (Roberto asked us before the trip what we want to eat) and the atmosphere – we celebrated Robertos birthday. On saturday, we went up to the peak and enjoyed an amazing view. Roberto also took a lot of nice pictures which he provided to us after the trip. I can definitely recommend a tour with Roberto to everyone! He is such a funny and handsome guy who will make the trip suitable for you and as an unforgettable experience. Mille grazie, 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!
“Absolutely wonderful 3-day Hiking tailored to suit your needs”
I was initially slightly worried about the hike. Friends & family asked if I was crazy to go on a 3-day hike in winter, let alone doing the hike with a complete stranger. After all how prepared would I be – being a girl who has barely done any hikes in asia or trained for the hike at all? I soon realized I had nothing to worry about. Roberto was awesome, and his easy-going personality was a joy to be around. He was very encouraging and he tailored the trip with many day hikes according to my ability and the weather. We were rewarded with a great sunset on the second-evening, as well as great weather on the very last day where we got a stunning view of the peaks within the Gran Paradiso nature reserve. I’d have to say it was money well-spent and I would definitely recommend Roberto to any others who would love to see the Italian alps in this authentic way!
“6 Brasilians, awsome weekend!”
My friends and I are Brazilian students here in Italy and we wanted to try something new, that we never faced before, but we could never guess that the weekend in the Noaschetta hut in the Gran Paradiso was so perfectly what we desired. Since the first call, Roberto demonstrated professionalism, knowledge of the mountain and that he really cared about our enjoyment and well being. He was always mindful about our questions, as travelers from Brazil, we did not have winter clothes, and Roberto suggested us the best jackets and boots to face the mountain, and as it was our first mountain trek, he ‘interview’ us about what we would like to do, to see, how much we would like to walk, etc. (but at the same time, he made it clear that he would follow our rhythm and we would go until where we wanted, or could). When the days for the hike came, everything exceded our expectation, Roberto and Elisabetta (who was our other guide) were very nice, always liked to talk during the walk, and in the evening, after some awesome views of the Italian Alps, they cooked for us an amazing dinner, and we spent a good time warming ourselves with some cheeses, salami and a typical wine. The other day, we followed the trek, and even if we wanted to go forward, Roberto was watchful and careful to bring us back before it got dark. In sum, it was one of the most fantastic experiences of my life, and I can be only grateful and happy to have shared it with Roberto, Elisabetta and my friends.
“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.
Gran Paradiso in winter!
“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.
“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.