Langhe Alps Hiking Area

a spectacular hidden treasure in the Alps

Monviso and south Piedmont Hiking Area

another mountain Alps spot pretty unknown from hikers all over the world but it is definitively an hidden treasure

The landscapes of this mountain area are just spectacular and even thought here are not anymore glaciers, the peaks above 3000 meters are present and the landscapes in Monviso, Margueris, Alpi Marittime National Park are just gorgeous. Paths are pretty well marked usually and because the altitudes are less than in Aosta Valley region (Gran Paradiso, Monte Bianco, etc) they can be a nice option when there is a lot of snow in winter trekking.

As in Turin Alps Hiking Area also in the South Piedmont Hiking Area the tourism is mainly from locals and that makes the mountains much less crowded and pretty authentic experience to live. This hiking area is at the border with Liguria, a region mainly known for its beautiful riviera over the Mediterranean sea. Souther Piedmont Hiking is a perfect opportunity for your holidays to do trekking in the mountains and after the hiking tour is finished, go relaxing at the seaside at Cinque Terre or in any other nice town in Liguria.

Main Features

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WILDLIFE
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Near Place to visit and Special Features

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Langhe in Alba Region

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Maritime Alps and Caves

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Monviso Peak View

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Geography

The Alps in this South Piedmont Hiking Area are also known by the locals as Cuneo Alps, from the name of the largest town in the area(Cuneo). Monviso peak is towering above everything else with its 3800 meters. Making the tour of this nice mountain between Italian and French Alps is an amazing experience but far from being the only one you can have. Varaita and Maira Valley are becoming popular with its hikes all year round and the Maritime Alps are also a very nice option. In this mountains are present the most caves and gorges in Italy. From the Maritime National Park it is possible to spot the Mediterranean Sea from the top of some peak at more than 2500 meters of altitude, at the border of Liguria and South Piedmont Region. This unique environment between mountains and see is unique in Italy and offers many trekking opportunities and itineraries. The South Piedmont Hiking Area is south-west from Torino and the trip to this mountain area is from 1 hour and half to 2 hours.

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Wildlife

The wildlife is pretty much present in these mountains as man abandoned these area that was lived more 100 years ago by pastures and farming and the tourism have not yet a big impact over the mountains. Ibexes, Chamoises and Marmots are pretty much easy to spot. Tour of Monviso is maybe the only one pretty crowded in the South Piedmont Hiking Area while in the other valleys you’ll easily be the only foreigner of the mountain. For the wildlife is a very nice place to settle down. You can find deer in the forests, lots of marmots in the meadows and ibex and chamois in the high Alps environment above the bush. In Monviso Trekking Area is also present the endemic Salamandra Lanzai, a nice black lizzard.

 
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Accommodation

It is possible to find any kind of accommodation in the South Piedmont Hiking Area and in Cuneo region. There are maybe more hotel and bed and breakfast than in Turin Trekking area and the shelter and unguarded huts are rarely crowded (with the exception of Tour of Monviso) and offer a big variety of places where to sleep during your hut-to-hut mountain holiday.

Our Hikes in Langhe Alps Area

difficulty: MEDIUM
Duration: 2 DAYS
Price: € 189
Area: Langhe Alps  
Easy Tour of the Majestic Monviso
Monviso Short hike brings you in one of the most spectacluar mountain of the Alps. This trek is possible all year long with some adjustments....

 Monviso Short Hike - Planned Dates

  • 2018 - DEC 20 / DEC 21 (Days: 2 - Participants: 2)

    Join this hike: € 170.00(€ 189.00)

difficulty: MEDIUM
Duration: 2 DAYS
Price: € 179
Back to the Roots
Try the luxury of Disconnection! From Mobile and even from making pictures. Discover how beautiful it can be to be free from any Social Media Pressure and Live the moment!...
Technical difficulty: F+
Phisical Challenge: 6/10
Duration: 2 DAYS
Price: € 550
Area: Langhe Alps  
King of Rock
Monviso Peak is massive from Torino. Summit Monviso Peak is not very difficult and it it basically a scramble to the peak from the “Normal Route”. Though is very exposed and you need to be comfortable with that....
Duration: 6 TO 13 DAYS
Wonderful Val Maira
Maira Valley, or Val Maira in Italian, is one of the more suitable area for Self Guided Hikes. It has pretty easy hikes at the bottom of the valleys suitable for everyone and with nice provate accomodation every day. The Wonderful Val Maira is waiting for you in a fantastic Self Guided Hike!...
difficulty: MEDIUM
Duration: 2 DAYS
Price: € 189
Area: Langhe Alps  
A night in the Alps near the Monviso peak in the Alps
In choosing a shelter in South Piedmont Trekking Alps selected a shelter near Monviso. There is not a better place where to spend your night if you want to see the real culture of the Mountains....
difficulty: EASY
Duration: 3 DAYS
Price: € 299
Area: Langhe Alps  
The Dolomites of Piedmont
Val Maira is one of the most beautiful place in Piedmont and even one of the most spectacular valley of the whole Italy. There are hundreds of possible hikes and treks with amazing views of mountains fit for everybody. Val Maira is a paradise for trekkers and hikers. Alps trekking here is a wonderful opportunity to escape the everyday life and feel the amazing beauty of the Nature at its best....
difficulty: MEDIUM
Duration: 2 DAYS
Price: € 179
Area: Langhe Alps  
Stunning beauty of Maira Valley
Val Maira is accessible all year round. It is just about to choose the right target and we'll have a wonderful hike in the Alps!...
difficulty:
Duration: 1 DAY
Price: € 80
Day hike from Turin
Day hike from Turin are wonderful. Join one of our hike or plan it whenever you want. Wonderful Alps experience even in half day....
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