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Maritime Alps and Monviso Trekking

The Southern Piedmont Alps are not so well known in the World but it is one of the most beautiful place where to do Hiking. Monviso, with its 3800 meters of altitude above the sea is called the King of Stone and its majestic Peak is saw from all over in the North west, in the mountains and not only. Hiking in the Monviso area is an amazing experience and … Read more

Best Sunrise of the Year!

Sunrise and Sunset are always an incredible spectacle. I often prefer the colors of the sunset, also because I usually see all of them while the sunrise, especially in June and July are very early. Hiking in the mountains give me the amazing opportunity to be witness of the incredible spectacle of Nature. And this hike in Maira Valley was definitively one of those. The sunrise we got in the … Read more

Waterfall trek in the Alps

There are not so many waterfall in the world more special than the Pis del Pesio. I have been here twice this here as it was too good. It appears only in late May and you have to call the nearby shelter to understand if the water is coming out from the rocks or not. There are plenty of amazing waterfall but this incredible Pis del Pesio in my opinion … Read more

Val Maira Trek and Amazing Story

This Val Maira Trek was very interesting not only for the hike itself but alos for the people that join it. What happened with Phil was one of the most incredible thing that happened to me. Phil contacted me in August asking if I could organize an hike starting the 3rd of September. I said yes thinking that I was lucky as my friend Stefano was coming from Australia to … Read more

Val Maira 3 Days Hike

Val Maira is a very beautiful places that is going to be more and more explored. It is called the west dolomites and from the pictures you see this name is definitively respecting this name. There are several different unguarded hand guarded shelter where to sleep but because in August most of the Italian business are closed and all people goes out we did bring our Ferrino tents. And it … Read more

Val Maira 2 Days Trek

Even two days can be a pretty glorious experience in the Italian Alps. In this Val Maira 2 days trek we did enjoy the solitude and the wildlife of this pretty unknown valley of south Piedmont. We were supposed to go towards Gran Paradiso but the weather in the north west Alps was pretty stormy and horrible so we head south to the fabulous Val Maira. The clouds here were … Read more

Spring hike in Italy

It is difficult to choose which is my favourite season to go trekking. In this time of the year I can’t think of a better time of the year. Spring hike in Italy is just fabulous as the flowers are at its best at middle altitude and in the peaks there is still pretty much of snow. This time the spot of our adventure was Val Maira(Maira Valley), an amazing … Read more

Tour of Bessanese: Wine expedition!

Tour of Bessanese is a magnificent hike in the north west corner of Italy. It’s a 4 days hike and there is a certain degree of flexibility that make possible to arrange an hike with different degree of difficulty. With Elizabeth and Steven, a very nice Canadian couple which is about to marry, we choose to go for the hard option with the climbing of Croce Rossa peak at 3566m. … Read more

Hiking in Italy: Gran Paradiso and Monviso

Grant contacted me in the first months of this year to plan a 7 days hike with his daughter Hannah and wife Andrea. I could not be more lucky to find such nice people to hike with. I decided to visit two different areas of the Alps in order to let them discover as much as possible. So I decided for two amazing trekking areas in the nearby of Turin: the … Read more

Hiking holidays in Italy

Hiking holidays in Italy is not your typical vacation spending your time relaxing in a comfortable hotel. On the contrary it gives you the opportunity to live some days back to basic trekking and walking most of the day time. Italy is not famous in the world not only for the pizza, opera and mafia. Hiking holidays in Italy is one of the best experience you can heave in the … Read more

Hiking Tour of Monviso

Monviso was named as UNESCO heritage this spring. This giant of the Alps(3841m high) is located in the south alps and is far higher than its neighbors. That’s why in the medieval centuries was considered the highest mountain of Europe. From Turin, its triangular shape is unmistakable. Hiking Tour of Monviso is a classical hut-to-hut hiking which is a highlight of the west alps and can be done with an hiking … Read more