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.
Jun, Jul, Aug
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.
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IFMGA certified mountain guide based in the Aosta Valley. Summer and winter mountain activities in the Valley and nearby locations.
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Sept 14, 2022
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Sept 6, 2022
I am very pleased with Explore-Share! This was my first international climb, and the communication and response time were great. Herbie is a very skilled guide and very efficient. The entire booking process & payment was smooth. I will definitely use Explore-Share again. Thank you.
Aug 23, 2022
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Aug 17, 2022
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July 16th, 2022
Thank you explore-share for a wonderful via feratta experience. We have been wanting to learn for a long time but don't have the facilities in Scotland. The guide Mitja was extremely helpful and knowledgeable, answering all my many questions and providing advice. On the day head to take another group but he quickly arranged another guide Borut, who was brilliant. We had a fantastic morning learning via ferrata at Hvadnik in the gorge. It gave us the confidence to later hire our own equipment and go out in Mojstrana. Altogether a five star + experience. Thank you.
July 20, 2022
Hello! I have been thoroughly impressed by the service and assistance that explore-share have provided the past couple years in helping to plan my trip to the High Tatras in Poland. I really appreciated the flexibility that they provided in allowing me to rearrange my trip twice owing to covid. They were responsive and communicative throughout. This trip was part of my Stag weekend celebrations and explore-share connected me with an outstanding guide in the form of Marcel - he was an excellent recommendation and we really enjoyed our guided hike in the High Tatras with him. Marcel was an outstanding professional, placed a high focus on preparing well and staying safe, and was also a great guy! Highly recommend. Many thanks and best wishes - Richard
May 8, 2022
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April 14, 2022
Great service by explore share. Our guide, Fred, gave us a fantastic day. Totally wild adventure that would be impossible on our own. I’m really impressed. Thank you very much.
March 9, 2022
I can’t recommend this enough. Great service, great price and the on the ground team was top notch. Top marks all round.
March 4, 2022
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Feb 2, 2022
Excellent job making your platform available to all mountain lovers. Our guide Gabrielle was an excellent companion
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