Top Trekking Trips in Gran Paradiso
From a single-day hike involving plenty of wildlife photography to a week-long hut-to-hut expedition through the mountains and valleys of this exquisite national park, Gran Paradiso has plenty of options for hikers of every persuasion!
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.
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.
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.
June to September
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