Gran Paradiso Mountain Hiking Area

The Gran Paradiso National Park is well known all over the world for its beautiful alpine scenery and wildlife

The Gran Paradiso peak with its 4061 meters above the sea level is the only 4000 meters peak entirely in Italy and the fauna and flora that live at its base are among the richest biodiversity in Europe.

The paths in the Gran Paradiso mountain hiking area are very well marked and pretty easy to walk by, but is also possible to organize high mountain environment trekking where you’ll need to be prepared for a wild and not easy paths. The mountain hiking environment in Gran Paradiso, as the name suggest, is pretty amazing. Green meadows towered by glaciers and wildlife pretty easy to spot. This place will be hard to forget when you’ll be back home.

Together with Gran Paradiso National Park we also describe the hikes in the nearby Monte Avic Natural Reserve: another splendid and not so well known area where to experience your outdoor mountain trekking holidays.

Main Features

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Wildlife 100/100
Wilderness 70/100
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Near Place to visit and Special Features

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Bard Fort

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Cogne – Iron Mines

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Aosta – Roman Town

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Geography

Gran Paradiso Mountain Hiking Area it includes not only the Gran Paradiso National Park but also another less famous but same Mont Avic Natural Park. Gran Paradiso is the first National Park in Italy(it has been created in 1922) and it is settled between the two italian regions of Piedmont and Aosta Valley. Both sides of Gran Paradiso National Park are amazing and worth the visit in a different wat. The access to the two parts of the parks are pretty far as in the middle of the park the highest peaks divide the two regions of Piedmont and Aosta Valley and only mountaineers can cross the Alps from one side to the others as it is full of glaciers and peaks above 3500 meters. Gran Paradiso Hiking is one of the highlight of Italy and of Europe.

Monte Avic Natural Reserve is east from Gran Paradiso and offer amazing views over Matterhorn and Monte Rosa. The Areas is north west from Torino and the trip to this mountain area is from 1 hour and 15 minutes to 1 hour and half.

Wildlife

All the ibexes of the Alps would not be present if in IXX century few tens of ibexes would have not survive. From that small colony the ibex survived and was able to grow and be exported in all the other areas of the Alps where it was extinct. The Ibex is the symbol of Gran Paradiso and there is no doubts that no other parks or areas around Europe deserve more this symbol of this amazing animal.

The ibex is not difficult to spot in summer and is not shy at all as it is the biggest animal and it doesn’t have a natural enemy. Hiking in Gran Paradiso National park will also allow you to spot not only ibexes(also known as Steibock) but also Chamois, Marmots, Voltures(recently reintroduced) and Eagles.

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Accommodation

Gran Paradiso Mountain Hiking area offer many opportunity of acomodation in the mountains. Unguarded huts in the Aosta Valley side of Gran Paradiso National Park are pretty wild: small houses with 9 beds in 10 sqaure meters. They are meant more for mountaineer than for trekkers/visitors but they offer a truly wild and strong experience. It is better to avoid this type of accommodation in August when it is more probable to find them crowded. In the Piedmont side of Gran Paradiso National Park the unguarded huts are more comfortable. All over it is possible to find very nice bed and breakfast and even luxury 4 stars hotel both in Piedmont and in Aosta Valley side. The shelters are not so many in Aosta Valley side, while there is more choice in Piedmont side of the Gran Paradiso National Park.

Our Hikes in Gran Paradiso Area

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Duration: 1 DAY
Price: € 80
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....

 Day Trek from Milan - Planned Dates

  1. 2018 - OCT 11 / OCT 11 (Days: 1 - Participants: 1)

    Join this hike: € 80.00(€ 80)

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Duration: 1 DAY
Price: € 90
Amazing beauty of Aosta Valley
Day hike in Aosta Valley are countless and possible all year round. We can decide togheter the mood of your day hike: difficulty, number of hours and specific requests....

 Day Trek in Aosta Valley - Planned Dates

  1. 2018 - SEP 14 / SEP 14 (Days: 1 - Participants: 2)

    Join this hike: € 80.00(€ 90)

  2. 2018 - OCT 31 / OCT 31 (Days: 1 - Participants: 2)

    Join this hike: € 80.00(€ 90)

difficulty: MEDIUM
Duration: 5 DAYS
Price: No Standard Price for this Hike
4000 meters Festival
The more famous peaks of the world: Matterhorn, Monte Bianco, Gran Paradiso and Monte Rosa will be your firends in these amazing tour of the Italian Alps. With flexible difficulty and sleeping in bed and breakfast it will be a memorable trek!...

 Alps Giants Hiking Tour - Planned Dates

  1. 2018 - SEP 22 / SEP 25 (Days: 4 - Participants: 2)

    Join this hike: € 550.00(tbd)

difficulty: MEDIUM
Duration: 4 DAYS
Price: € 399
The Most Beautiful Italian National Park
Hiking holiday in Gran Paradiso is a fantastic adventure. Cogne valley is considered by many people the most beautiful valley of the most beautiful national Park of Italy: the Gran Paradiso National Park. Air is pure and color here are usually vivid and strong with a typical mountain environment....

 Gran Paradiso National Park Hiking - Planned Dates

  1. 2018 - SEP 16 / SEP 19 (Days: 4 - Participants: 1)

    Join this hike: € 399.00(€ 399.00)

Technical difficulty: F+
Phisical Challenge: 7/10
Duration: 2 DAYS
Price: € 580
4000 m experience!
Climb Gran Paradiso Summit is one of the more memorable experience you can have. Gran Paradiso Peak is one of the more accessible 4000 meters and it is a good climb for those who want to approach mountaineering at high altitude. ...
Aosta Velly Self Guide
This Self Guided Tour in Aosta Valley is the more flexible and the more comfortable that Trekking Alps proposes. Aosta Valley's trek is organized with 2 or 3 different headquarter from where you'll have day hikes. Usually every 3 days we suggest you to move to another valley. Aosta Valley Self Guided Tour will bring you to discover the different small Valleys of this beautiful region of Italy....
Duration: 3 TO 6 DAYS
Gran Paradiso Self Guide
Gran Paradiso is the most famous National Park in Italy and to hike here is a relief for your soul. Unlike the Tour of mont Blanc, Gran Paradiso is not very crowded and the paths can be pretty steep and wild. For this reason we do normally suggest to do trek in Gran Paradiso with a local guide....
difficulty: VERY HARD
Duration: 4 DAYS
Price: € 599
The Best of the Alps
Known akso as Alta via Number 2, The Gran Paradiso Mont Blanc Trail is an incredible Trekking hut to hut! This trail is not fit for beginners as has pretty hard stages and to hike for 4 days...
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Gran Paradiso Area Testimonials

    Bullseye!!!
    Me and my friend went with Trekking Alps Guide Enrico Randazzo on a 3 day hike, it was an off season tour and for us who dont like ”crowds” it couldnt been better.  It’s offcourse many small things that make an experience great and it would be a to long rewiev to put all of them in here. The essentiels: Enrico was a super nice guy who just in a few moments found his way with us. That made it also easy for us to feel comfortable. The hike was challeging but the experience, the scenery and all that made the efforts easy. But most of all it was Enrico who added his nice personality, his knowledge and skills to the mix that made it a super trip. So to do some sort of summary; when u ewen have’nt finished the hike Your on and already planning the next it has been a great trip.Just do it 🙂 
    Richard – Norway
    Fantastic three days with Roberto
    My brother and I had a fantastic three days hiking with Roberto. We stayed at the lovely Gran Paradiso B&B in Jovencan and went hiking each day in the beautiful Valle d'Aosta. We managed to pack in a lot, sight seeing, views of the mountains and close encounters with the wild life. Roberto has enormous experience as a guide and boundless enthusiasm for nature. (He was also very helpful when it came to changing hotels in Turin at the last minute! We can't thank him enough for this.) Brilliant trip. Will definitely be going back.
    John - Ireland
    Great Hike in Aosta Valley with Trekking Alps
    You will know that you made the right choice by choosing Trekkingalps, only after you have met Roberto.A real gentleman ...polite and very nice to be with. He knows his job well and keeps everyone safe all the time. Looking VERY MUCH forward for the next adventure .... definitely Roberto
    Chris - Malta
    Great short break in the Alps
    We were very lucky to find Roberto to take us round Gran Paradiso National Park. We were training for Kilimanjaro and although the altitude was limited by snow cover, the steep hiking was great practice which we just can't get in the UK. Roberto was really friendly and knowledgeable and gave us the opportunity to try some great local cheeses whilst staying in surprisingly sophisticated and comfortable huts. We would definitely travel with Roberto again and are looking forward to exploring more of the Italian Alps.
    Elaine – United Kingdom
    Wonderful trip to Fenis Aosta Valley!
    It was a wonderful two days hiking in Aosta Valley, don't need to mention the beautiful snow mountains. Enrico is a great guide, he prepared everything we need for the trip. The facility in the mountain hut was luxury! There is light, gas, and even heat! I will come back to Alps again!
    Tao Liu - USA
    Only in National Gegraphic
    A memorable 3-day, 2-night trek through a wilderness experience with Roberto in Gran Paradiso. It was quite an adventure seeing the majestic mountains towering into the sky, the gushing waterfalls, the fleeting glimpse of the Chamois and the Ibex clambering on near vertical walls. What made it even better is sharing all this with fellow hikers.
    Wing - Hong Kong
    Gran Paradiso – 2 nights/3 days
    My first experience of trekking and it was great.Roberto was extremely helpful to begin with, responding to questions etc very quickly and clearly. He also built something that worked for us. The trek itself was amazing and Elisabetta was a great guide, friendly and knowledgeable, with the right amount of walking each day. The surroundings were beautiful and lots to explore. Would definitely recommend!
    Kevin – United Kingdom
    Stunning Views and hike for our Corp Trip!
    Roberto organized a wonderful 2 days hike in Mont Blanc for our yearly adventure with my collegues. We came from Milan in the morning of Saturday, coming back Sunday night and the trip was perfect: pretty challenging and incredibly beautiful! We got very lucky with the weather and everything worked just fine!
    Enrico - Italy
    Enchanting, exhilarating and memories of a lifetime
    My partner and I braved the chilly Italian alps with Roberto in Jan this year and were absolutely enthralled with the magnificent hike through pristine wilderness and breathtaking scenery. There are no words to describe making it to the top of that mountain! We can't speak highly enough of Roberto's professionalism, passion and knowledge, not to mention the fact he's a top guy who is very easy to spend time around. The accommodation we stayed in was basic but very cozy (And warm at -15 temps very chilly for tropical acclimatized aussies!). Would recommend this trip it was the stand out of our whole holiday.
    Kirsty - Australia
    Aosta Valley Winter Hikes
    Trekking Alps is a very good service for hiking in the Italian Alps. Roberto was amazingly helpful in providing us with prompt replies to emails. He organized two incredibly beautiful hikes in the Aosta valley. The weather was perfect and we had a lot of fun. I would definitely recommend Roberto to anyone looking to hike in the Italian Alps!
    Lorenzo - Italy