Monviso and south Piedmont Hiking Area
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.
Near Place to visit and Special Features
Langhe in Alba Region
Maritime Alps and Caves
Monviso Peak View
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.
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.
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
Inn to Inn Maritime Alps Discover - Planned Dates
2019 - MAY 08 / MAY 11 (Days: 4 - Participants: 2)
Join this hike: € 580.00(tbd)
Day Trek in Piedmont - Planned Dates
2019 - JUL 04 / JUL 04 (Days: 1 - Participants: 2)
Join this hike: € 80.00(€ 80)