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Hiking in the Aosta Valley: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You

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Discover the majestic mountains and verdant valleys of the magnificent Aosta Valley on foot!

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. Compare and book a certified guide for your trip on Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Hiking trips in Aosta Valley. The mountains are calling!

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FAQs: Hiking in Aosta Valley

What should I know about Hiking Aosta Valley?

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.

Why should I choose Aosta Valley for my Hiking adventure?

Stunning scenery

The Aosta Valley sits in one of the most beautiful regions of Europe. The region is composed of verdant valleys and mighty glaciated peaks. In between are dense coniferous forests and incredible alpine terrain. Spread across the valley floors and on some mountain passes are idyllic little villages with incredible views as well. The whole region is perfectly set up to be explored on foot.

Head out hut-to-hut

The Aosta Valley is an incredibly popular destination for all kinds of hut-to-hut hiking adventures. From the Tour du Mont Blanc and Via N° 1 to the Gran Paradiso Tour, there are plenty of different options got hut-to-hut adventures. Many last about a week, but several can be abbreviated to last just a few days. Either way, they're sure to be scenic!

Come for the culture

Even when you’re not out in the heart of the backcountry, there is still plenty to see in the Aosta Valley. The valley boasts 10 different castles as well as various vineyards and traditional villages. The food and wine of the area is world-renowned, making meal time in local restaurants and pubs an additional cultural exploration.

What can I expect from the weather during my Hiking trip in Aosta Valley?

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.

How can I get to Aosta Valley?

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.

Which language is predominantly spoken in the Aosta Valley region?

Italian

What's the country code for the Aosta Valley region?

+39

What currency is accepted around Aosta Valley?

Euro

Best time to climb

June to September

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