Top Mountaineering Trips in Italy
Dufourspitze climbing in Monte Rosa massif
- 1 reviews
Guided mountaineering tour in the Alps
- 2 reviews
Gran Paradiso 2-day mountaineering trip
- 2 reviews
Italy boasts stunning mountain ranges, like the Alps, with the spectacular Mont Blanc massif, the Apennines and the rocky Dolomites, making it a wonderful destination for a mountaineering trip. Come climb the classic Gran Paradiso (4061m), reach some great summits in the Monte Rosa massif, or challenge yourself with a thrilling ascent to the iconic and world-famous Matterhorn (4478m) from Italy. Courmayeur and Cervinia, in the Aosta Valley, are the starting point of many unique mountaineering experiences in this beautiful country.
Italy is a magnet for travelers from all over the world, with its unique combination of ancient history, magnificent architecture, wonderful art and delicious cuisine. On top of that, a sunny weather, blue skies and stunning natural wonders make it a great destination for outdoor lovers. Whether you go ski touring in the Aosta Valley, climb an exciting via ferrata in the Dolomites or enjoy an unforgettable hike in Tuscany or Sardinia, Italy will definitely captivate you!
In Alps and Apennines winters are typically very cold, while summers are very hot and humid. Central Italy boasts a mild weather. The south of the country and the islands have a Mediterranean weather: quite hot and dry during summer but with pleasant temperatures in winter.
Airlines from all over the world fly to Italy’s major cities (Roma, Milan, Venice). Italy is also well-connected with many European cities by train or bus. If you are planning a trip in the Italian Alps, a good choice is to reach Turin, Milan or Geneva (Switzerland). If you are climbing in the Dolomites, you should fly to Venice, Verona or Innsbruck (Austria).
June to September is the best time for a mountaineering trip in Italy.
We had a great experience with Mr.Enrico Geremia for our via ferrata trip up Marmolada. Enrico was a friendly guide and did not compromise with any of the safety equipment. We felt secure all the while with Enrico. We would certainly recommend our friends who have plans to hike the Dolomites in the future to use this platform 🙂
Peaks Hunters were brilliant from the point of first contact. They took care of every last detail from planning the trip to providing all the mountaineering equipment. On the mountain our guides were amazing. Positive, confident, good company and with safety always at the fore front. They set the pace and made sure as many of our group as possible hit the summit. Thank you so much to the Silvia, Elis and the team. Will definitely be using you again
The trip was excellent. We met the owner of Peak Hunters and next time would preferably like to travel with him. You all saved us and our trip and we are forever in your debt. We are already excited to book next years with you guys.
The trip was great, the guide the programme the team everything. Except for 1 thing: the clothes recommended in the list of equipment was too hot for that season i felt like.
We had a great couple of days in the mountains with Marco, who is very experienced guide and he shared us lot of information regarding mountaineering and the surrounding mountains. We definately recommend everyone to book a trip with Marco.
Everything was perfect. We had to bring forward the trip due to weather conditions and Remy was very flexible. He made us feel comfortable along the climb and everything went very easily although it was only our second 4000 ascension. He’s a very nice and pleasant person. I highly recommend him!
Gigio was careful, sober and supportive, Silvia outstanding in cooperativeness, problem solving and persistance. However, a little less cost effective as compared to other teams.
Ciao! I just want to thank you for great services. Also the guide Luca Bianco was excellent 10/10. I had a great trek to peak of Gran Paradiso. Best regards, Johan Winther
Claudio was a competent, friendly guide. I really enjoyed my time trekking/climbing with him. Thanks again for a great adventure! Ciao, John
The guide himself was really nice, as was the Hut. No wifi or cell service there for those who need that ?. We did not take the summit because of worsening weather conditions. So we shall be back later this year for another attempt. Really nothing one can do about the weather anyways…
Remy was a superb guide, would really recommend him! Warm and friendly personality. Very professional and knowledgeable, made us (beginners) feel comfortable during the trip. We had a lot of questions beforehand, all communication was clear, fast responses and Remy was always available by mail or phone. Also fast response by Explore-Share.
The Gran Paradiso was amazing, especially the views, climb tough but very doable. Next time I would go skiing down instead of hiking.
I have only amazing things to say about Elis and Silvia/Peak Hunters. From the moment I made an online enquiry they have been nothing but incredible and supportive to help me achieve my goal of reaching the summit of the Breithorn. Silvia spent time on the phone to me talking about everything from the best day to climb to accommodation and how to get to Cirvinia. As I am backpacking I had every little of the required equipment ant they went out of their way to source clothes items that couldn’t be rented, and met with me the day before the climb to go to the shops and to check my gear.
Elis then took over for the climb and was incredible also; experienced and knowledgeable it was easy to be in his company and feel safe in his hands. He’s happy to talk you through the technical stuff as little or as much as you want. The climb was incredible and Elis set a steady and manageable pace that meant, despite the huge inclines along the way, it was achievable.
Thanks for everything both, I’m very glad I chose to climb the Breithorn from the Italian side and got to undertake this climb with you. 12/05/2018
Due to snow conditions we changed the trip to a ski tour. My second time off piste but Elis was very patient and provided good direction… will definitely
be back !
Summited the Breithorn with Elis in November; despite some challenging conditions we made it to the top and back safely under Elis’s professional guidance. Knowledgeable & experienced guide, I would recommend others to use his services; fantastic day out! Thank you very much Elis & team!
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