From tramping through the pristine wilderness of Gran Paradiso National Park to heading out on one of the various long distance treks that loops through the Aosta Valley, there are plenty of incredible hiking options. Whether you have a day, a week or a month, you’ll find the perfect walking itinerary in northeastern Italy.
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Stretched over just 3,200 square kilometers, the Aosta Valley is chock-full of incredible hiking opportunities. Away from the aforementioned hotspots there are many others as well.
Among them is hiking Monte Cervino, as the Matterhorn is known in Italian. Starting from Breuil-Cervinia, it is possible to hike around the entire base of the mountain, passing iconic sites such as the reflective Lake Schwarzsee along with many others, in just eight days.
Another popular option is to hike from Gran Paradiso to Courmayeur./ This south-to-north trek takes you up the spine of the Graian Alps and right out to the foot of Mont Blanc. This 10-day hike is incredibly scenic and slightly unorthodox, so it may be a bit less busy that other popular routes.
During the summer months, the weather for hiking in the Aosta Valley is ideal. Average temperatures on the mountain hover between 8 ºC to 12 ºC. Weather on the mountain can be fairly unpredictable, but the summer months tend to be the driest.
Any trip to the Aosta Valley generally begins with a flight into either Geneva International Airport (GVA) or Turin’s international airport (TRN). From here, various starting points in the valley are only a few hours drive away. Many guides also will opt to meet you in either Turin or Chamonix.
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