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Where to hike in Italy? Dolomites or West Alps

Italy is arguably one of the most beautiful destination for your holidays. Culture, good food, great cities, nice people and also incredible Nature. Mountains in particular are the sanctuary of Nature togheter with the coast of the south and some remote Islands. There are two main mountain chains, the Alps and the Apennines. The Alps are one of the most beautiful mountain range of the world. And even though the … Read more

Day hike in France From Turin

It was almost two weeks I was not in the mountains. I was extremely happy to come back as in these two weeks I moved house and it was the hottest days of the year, as Murphy Law teach us. So it was a wonderful opportunity to go with Simone reaching a peak. I chose the Signal du Petit Moncenis, because it was near and in a place where I … Read more

Trekking with Children in Italy

There is an age when starting hike with your kids? Yes: zero! You can bring you child with you from when they are born. Probably better to not go above 2000 meters when they are just born but I know people going at 3000 meters with their kids. And nothing wrong happened. The most difficult age to go with kids is between 2 and 4 when their weight is a … Read more

Heavy snow Day Trek from Torino

When you see that forecast gives rain in winter time you do not have to think negative. Rain does mean snow in mountains and even though there are less big view landscapes, a day hike in heavy snow is an amazing experience that everyone should do at least once in life. So do not trust people saying that there is bad weather. There is not bad weather in the mountains. … Read more

Norway Fjords in the Italian Alps

In the Alps as you already probably undertood if you follow this blog there are places that could be from all over the world. This chapter of the “Travelling the world in the Alps” is bringing you in Norway. In particular in the norwegian Fjords. The real place is a hughe lake (actually in the French territory) which is only one hour by car far from Torino. In that one … Read more

Winter Hikes in the Italian Alps

This is the first winter post of this year and here are described some winter hikes in the Italian Alps. As I am pretty busy in many hiking and other activities I shared with you two different hikes I did in the recent days. As you see from the pictures the post is about two different hike in very different conditions. Nevertheless the pics are only two days of difference … Read more

Team Building Business Trip Trek

When I was contacted by Don for organizing a Business Trip trekking tour for around 30 lawyers from London I was expecting a very moderate and pretty serious group of men and women around 50 years old. This is how the lawyers looks like in Italy. I definitively was surprised when I saw a group of very young guys up in the bus when I welcomed them in Italy. The … Read more

Trekking with Children

It was one of the first experiences for me to do trekking with children. I must say I had a lot of fun but I also have to admit that Grant and Sam are not “normal children”. They were super motivated, very positive and excellent hikers! I bet most of the children can’t have all this positive features. And when i listen them speaking about the hike telling that “Yes, … Read more

Wild Trek in Italy – International Expedition

This wild trek in Italy was a spectacular example of the opportunity of the Italian Alps. Nics is a thai lady and is been spending 2 years in Europe for her studies. When I asked you what was her favourite part of Europe she looked around saying: “thi nii” which means in thai language “here”. I am very proud of letting the world discover the most remote valley of the … Read more

History Trek of Italian Alps

In this History Trek of Italian Alps we’ve visited some of the most important fortress and tranches of the Alps. Susa valley was the main corridor to go from French Alps to Italian Alps and even Hannibal could have passed here coming from Africa. There are a lots of testimonials about the wars that have been fought here between Savoy and Dauphin and between Italy and France. Lots of Fort … Read more

Thullie Hole – Spring Day Hike from Torino

As the spring is already exploded in the Piedmont Alps there are a lot of choices of where to go in our Spring day hike from Torino. The weather in this case was just perfect with a 20° Centigrades and fresh and nice air. The Air was vivid due to the wind that blowed the day before and we really had a fantastic Spring day hike from Torino. The target … Read more

Hard walk in the Alps

This is the story of an hard walk in the Alps! It is difficult to understand what everyone is looking for in the Alps when they write me. Most of the time people over estimate its physical shape. Sometimes they come completely unprepared and unequipped. Not this time. The hike we did with Gidoz and Ehud was pretty hardcore. They come extremely prepared physically and psychologically. I understand this from … Read more

Trekking in May in Italy

The spring season is always pretty unpredictable. If you are planning a trekking in may in italy you have to be ready for any conditions. The spring blew up in the last weeks with green colours, flowers and the start of the life coming back to the mountains. When suddenly the temperature have fallen down and it snowed pretty much even below 1000 meters. So the hike we had with … Read more

Day hike from Japan to the Italian Alps

In these months of trekking in the alps i did guide people from all around the world. Nevertheless Takemi was the first Japanese and I really enjoy her company! We planned a day hike after Easter and it was a success as we reached the fabulous Rocca Ciarva Peak in Pian della Mussa. The hike was a pretty hard due to snow but definitively worth the effort. Also we were … Read more

Alps Hiking tours: again and again!

Morten have been basically my first client in my Alps hiking tours in the the north west of Italy. He came 4 years ago alone and we’ve been hiking in Gran Paradiso. Before that experience I didn’t know if the hiking guide could be a good job for me. I had a lot of hope as I was not liking my job and I was feeling I really need to … Read more

Christmas Holiday Hike in Italy

To spend the Christmas holiday in Italy is very common. Italy has magnificent cities, wonderful museums and excellent food. Nonetheless other people came to Italy from the other part of the world to explore the natural beauty of the mountains near Turin. I organize the 1st of January hike on the last days. We had a very wierd winter without snow and with warm and nice weather. So instead of the … Read more

Best hikes in Italy

Italy is a wonderful place to visit for many reason and Nature is certainly one of them. But which are the best hikes in Italy? There are so many regions in Italy which would deserve a month of holiday. Sicily, Piedmont, Tuscany, Aosta Valley, and many others. Also of course there are one of the most beautiful cities in the world: Venice, Rome, Florence, Verona and many others. What we … Read more

Climbing the Alps: Torre d’Ovarda

Climbing the Alps is an activity which is outside of Trekking Alps range as it’s a job for alpine guides. Soon we will cooperate with Alpine guide which will be able to bring you in the top mountains of Europe such as Matterhorn, Mont Blanc, Gran Paradiso and many others. The images of today come from the less famous but still very beautiful Torre d’Ovarda, in Viu valley, Piedmont region. … Read more

November Trek with Swim in the Lake

It was a funny and a bit crazy this November trek with Attilio and Ambra on the Halloween week end this year. As usual, the mountains welcomed us in an amazing way and we really could enjoy spectacular views of Viu Valley and all the Graian Alps. The target was Ciarm del Prete, at 2400 meters and we did reach that and did much more in our daily hike. When … Read more

Trekking in October

Trekking in the Alps in the autumn can be very enjoyable. Despite the not optimal weather hiking the Alps from Turin was once again the bearer of joy and enthusiasm. Thanks especially to Mr. Hu Jian, magnificent original man from the countryside near Beijing gliding in the Alps for an adventure outside the ordinary. Le gloomy days did not spoil our always cheerful and positive moral and we had a … Read more