Top Gran Paradiso Trekking Trips
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Nestled into the Graian Alps that run along the border to Italy and France, Gran Paradiso National Park really is paradise for trekking endeavours. Everywhere you go in the park, which was founded in 1922, you enjoy spectacular scenery of the mountain and glaciers. Originally founded to protect wild Ibex from extinction, which is has successfully done, the park is now home to an array of European wildlife that would be difficult to find elsewhere on the continent. Along with all the indigenous flora and fauna, charming refugios, or mountain huts, dot the landscape. Many have simply breathtaking views of the surroundings and are located at quite high altitudes. Their existence makes this one of the premier spots for hut-to-hut treks in the Alps. Getting here is pretty simple as well since the region is located not so far away from Turin, which has an international airport.
Good to Know
What’s the weather like?
During the summer, average temperatures range from 20ºC to 35ºC, with the hottest months being July and August. In this region, mist occurs almost every day in the summer as it is the wettest part of the western Alps. However, there are also plenty of sunny and clear days available for you to enjoy the view as well.
How long should I stay?
This largely depends on how much time you have at your disposal. Staying at least one week offers a full experience of Gran Paradiso and the national park. However, guides also offer shorter options from one day to a half-week for those who cannot take that much time off.
Best time to visit:
June to September
What People are Saying
i cannot say enough good things about lucia! she got me through to the top both physically and mentally. give her 10 stars!!!!
the hike itself gets 5 stars…my age limited my enjoyment of it to about 1 star. i simply bit off more than i could chew. at age 65, 5 star experience, but at nearly 87 ….too much for me.
Franco was a very professional guide. If you are not familiar with the trails in the Apuan Alps I highly recommend you hire this company – for ease of mind and safety. I am a former mountain guide in the United States.
I can’t recommend Raphy highly enough. Good company and the magic ability to know who needs help and who needs to just get on with it themselves. Great choice of hikes with stupendous scenery.
We had an amazing trip, although the weather was bad for Monte Pisanino, the guide Franco took us up a neighbouring peak (Pizzo D’uchello). Not too technically or physically demanding it did require a good head for heights as some areas were exposed. Overall a great experience and led by a very knowledgable and professional guide. 5 stars, would recommend for anyone looking for something a bit different!
He was really really fantastic and our trip was amazing! It was myself, my friend and our two sons and Enrico challenged us all and was really patient and great with our boys. We had 5 days of hiking and via ferrata in an incredibly beautiful uncrowded part of the Dolomites. I felt 100% comfortable with Enrico that he made sure our kids were safe in every situation. We all had an unforgettable experience and want to come back for more :). I keep telling people how great explore share is!
We had a great experience with Franco (member of Roberto guides’ team) who guided us in this trek in Apuan Alps, the Pisanino, which is the highest summit in all this region. The level of difficulty is low while you should be ready to have some vertigos view at some points but we should say the panoramas are so stunning between the Apennines, the Mediterranean sea and the other mountains from Alpi Apuane all around. Franco has been so kind to explain in details the other treks of the region we will not miss to do next time !