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SFG Hike 2018 – Corporate Trip Hiking in the Alps

For this 2018 SFG Corporate Trip hiking in the alps, we start organizing everything from november 2017. And from that moment it did not stop snowing up in the mountains. We also had a very wet spring, with lot of thunderstorm and an amazing quantity of water falling every day.  There have been a record of more than 8 meters of snow fallen at high altitude up in the Alps! … Read more

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

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

Mont Avic Natural Park Trekking Ring

Mont Avic is a hidden gem of the Alps. Even if we did this hike in August which is supposedly the very high season in this Mont Avic Hiking Trek, we meet very few hikers. The trek is a wonderful medium difficulty hike and has several options to make it more challenging or easier. The highlights of the area are probably the many glaciar lakes. The area is north exposed … 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

Tailor Made Tour of Mont Blanc

In order to overcome your limit and rise the bar of pain is part of a mountain experience. In this short tour of Mont Blanc I am pretty sure Ben and Debbie learned this lesson pretty well. We’ve been hiking for more than 3500 meters uphill and downhill in three long and hard days. Numbers though, sometimes are too little to describe. If you’ve never hike 1000 meters uphill you … 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

Monte Rosa Trek

The group was the best of this trip. Even though the difference in age, we create a fantastic group laughing and enjoying every single moment. We did respect the time of every single person and enjoy the wonder of the west alps at its best. Monte Rosa present one of the biggest glaciers in europe and to trek here in June it was a fantastic experience. We also hiked in … 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

Monte Avic Trek – Mont Glacier

The hike we had in Mont Glacier was a very spectacular and pretty challenging trek. The Mont Avic Natural Park is one of the most beautiful part of Italy and the cozy hut of Borroz maybe the most comfortable and cozy hut in the whole Alps. We did enjoy different weather and we met still the cows up in the mountains with a pretty scary shepherd. The lake of Vavolidec … 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

Valgrisenche Hike Tour

Valgrisenche is one of the wildest valley in Aosta Valley and this Valgrisenche hike was just spectacular. It is full of beautiful paths and trails and we really enjoy the courtesy and the authentic atmosphere of the shelters in this magnificent valley. Our hike in Valgrisenche started at the end of the road and we basically hiked in the ancient trees(Larix Decidua) before to reach the high pastures. The group … Read more

Inn to Inn Trekking in Italy

Follow the Concannon. Mike’s right. The Inn to Inn trekking experience in the Alps was excellent also for the guide. I did organize a medium difficulty trek up and down the Valtournanche and Val d’Ayas. The area have been chosen due to the nice villages where we could find comfortable inn (or hotel) every night. Chamois was maybe the most interesting as in this small village at almost 2000 meters … Read more

Gran Paradiso Trekking Tour

This Gran Paradiso Trekking tour was fabulous: 4 days hiking in the first National Park of Italy. The weather was perfect, the place is magical as usual and this Gran Paradiso Trekking Tour could not have ended better with reaching the 3630 meters of Rossa Peak of Grivola in a wonderful chilly day. The Alps from up there are just fabulous: we could see Matterhorn, Monte Bianco and of course … 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

Gran Paradiso July Hike – Snow in summer

It is pretty seldom but even in July in the mountains it can snow. In particular we did find in this 2 days hike of July in Gran Paradiso an amazing freezing 2 days. It was the only 2 days of such cold temperatures and it was a crucial that I brought some extra jackets for everyone. The hike at the unguarded hut in Gran Paradiso was pretty long and … 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

Tour Company Monte Bianco Trek

I have never been guiding such a big group like in this Monte Bianco Trek. There were 20 colleagues from the same company joining for a tour company here in the west Alps. I was a little bit stressed as it is not easy to make everyone happy in such a big group. But I have to say I had lots of luck as the weather was perfect and the … Read more