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Alta Via n.2 hiking week, Aosta Valley

Alta Via n.2 hiking week, Aosta Valley | Italy

Discover the wild natural beauty of the Alta Via n.2 trail, in the Aosta Valley, on this hiking week along with an IFMGA certified mountain guide. An incredible trek along the Gran Paradiso National Park and the Mont Avic Regional Park.

Alps

6 Days

Jun - Aug

Intermediate

Intermediate


Description

The Alta Via N° 2 is an exceptional hiking trail that takes us along the southern side of the Aosta Valley, from Courmayeur to Donnas. I invite you to join me and enjoy this 6 or 7-day beautiful itinerary.

Also called the naturalistic Alta Via, we hike much of the route through the Gran Paradiso National Park and the Mont Avic Regional Park. The trail crosses wilderness areas with amazing landscapes, with diverse alpine flora and fauna species. We also go through inhabited areas, where we have the chance to discover the ancient origins of Valdostan traditions and crafts, and also to taste typical and delicious local products.

To start the hike, we cross the mountains to the right side of the Dora Baltea River. The Alta Via N.2 is easily accessible to everyone, since it runs along well-marked paths, with an average width of about 80 cm., and is completely sign-posted.

If you are used to walking in the mountains you will be able to hike the trail all along, while if this is your first hikiing experience, you will be able to follow some of the short and lower altitude stretches.

The itinerary runs from Courmayeur to Donnas, requiring an average of 7-8 hour hiking time each day. Along the way, we find many stopping points, like huts, campsites, bivouacs and hostels. At the end of almost every stage, the trail descends into the valley, where we are able to use the services of every village or we can as well stop the journey and return to the central valley by bus.

The best time to enjoy this itinerary is during the summer months. The trail takes us across medium and high altitude mountains, through beautiful pastures, meadows and forests. We hike through an average of 2000 meters height, and we even reach the 3000 m!

We will enjoy an incredible week, hiking across untouched nature. We will have the chance to admire the grace of a chamois, or a pack of goats in the grasslands, below the eternal snow and moraines, or even the elegant flight of the golden eagle.

The best time to admire the amazing flora of the valley is July, when the flowering in the mountain takes place, and we can enjoy the view of brilliantly coloured flowers all around.

So what are you waiting for? Send me a request and join me on this hiking week along an incredibly beautiful wild scenery. We will spend an unforgettable time in the Aosta Valley.

Price includes

- Guiding fee


About the guide

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E-S Adventure Guides

4.80

(38)

Mountain Guide

Tomas and his team of IFMGA/UIMLA-certified mountain guides & leaders and rock climbing instructors (Anna, Andrea, Elis, Enrico, Ivan, Julia, Lucia, Marika, and Oreste) are some of the top outdoor adventure professionals in Italy.

Whether you wish to climb the Gran Paradiso or go on an exciting via ferrata in the Dolomites, among other amazing options, they will be able to show you the top spots and the ropes to ensure you have an unforgettable and safe adventure.

Tomas will be your main point of contact during the booking process and will be able to help you with all the questions you have in order to make sure you receive the best possible guiding service.

Pick one of the programs featured for E-S Adventure Guides Italy and start planning an awe-inspiring experience in the mountains!

Languages

Italian | English

Certificates

UIMLA | UIAGM | IFMGA

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What people are saying about E-S Adventure Guides

Ciara

5.00

Paolo made the ski trip a total success in difficult conditions. His knowledge and enthusiasm are worth the investment to get the max from this ski area. Thanks again

Jeremy

5.00

Perfect experience with a wonderful guide

Stacia

5.00

We loved our guide and our adventure. She was very accommodating to our needs and nice to be around. I would totally book with explore share again.

Joseph

5.00

We did a 1 day Ferrata with Marica. We've both never climbed a Ferrata before but we are both good hikers. We enjoyed our trip very much and you don't need to be a climber. Marica took good care of us and she is very informative with the local geography and history. We felt very safe with her. If you are traveling near the Dolomite and want to try something a bit out of your comfort zone, I highly recommend doing a ferrata especially with Marica. We did both ferrata ra gusela nuvolau and ferrata-averau. It took us about 6 hours.

Benjamin

5.00

I had a truly fantastic experience with Gabriele from PeaksHunter. He was a very experienced, careful guide. He was very considerate and encouraging and I was very fortunate to have this climbing experience with PeaksHunter.


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