From challenging ascents of the storied Matterhorn to simpler trips up the top of Breithorn, Cervinia is the perfect spot for a mountain climbing adventure. The idyllic village offers great access and atmosphere for any mountaineering expedition.
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Sitting just south of the Swiss border, Cervinia is the ideal base for an incredible mountain climbing experience.
While most climbers opt to head here in order to tackle the Matterhorn or Monte Rosa, there are loads of other climbing options available.
As a slight twist on the traditional ascent of the Matterhorn, some guides choose to warm up on Dentes de Herens. The views from this minor peak are spectacular and it’s a great way to spend a week of mountain climbing.
Heading up to Testa Grigia, Punta Maria Christa and the Furgghorn are several other excellent options, all of which are challenging, scenic and less crowded than the aforementioned options.
During the summer, expect average daily temperatures around 20 ºC in Cervinia, but these drop to freezing on some of the neighbouring summits. Rain is not frequient at this time of year, but afternoon thunderstorms are also not uncommon.
The Turin International Airport (TRN) is the closest major airport to Breuil-Cervinia. From here, there are many busses and shuttles that will take you straight to the mountain village. By car, the trip from Turin to Breuil-Cervinia is less than two hours, which may make renting a car the easiest option.
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