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.
- Guiding fee
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.
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There are no words to express the extraordinary experience I had not only of doing my first via Ferrata but having Enrico as my guide. The coordinating logistics process was outstanding despite changes on my part along the way and the E-S Adventure Guides staff was very prompt in responses and adjustments. They were very knowledgeable of routes and specific questions I had. On thé Via Ferrata itself, the entire time I felt 100% safe with Enrico despite being on a challenging route and weather starting to fade. He is truly the best company for a climb and I’m grateful for his endless positive encouragement. I was lucky to have met such an inspiring human being. I aim to do many more via ferratas now and when location is possible, I’d go only with E-S Adventure Guides (& Enrico!)
A bit confusing at first to find the prices, but good services.
Robert was an incredible guide for our via ferrata experience! It was by far, our favorite day on our two week vacation in Italy. Robert is very experienced, and we felt completely safe and comfortable for the whole hike. We also left our hike with some incredible restaurant and hotel recommendations from him! If we make it back to the dolomites one day, we will definitely be booking another trip with Robert!
LUCIAN TICU RUSU
Everything was OK. Marcello is a very good guide, he is very kind, a true professional. It was a great experience! Thank you!
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Very beautiful trip, with several different interesting types of challenges (need for snow shoes, crampons, varying temperatures, etc.) - We did the ascent in May which still means a lot of snow making the trip quite tough (you need to be in decent shape and have a some experience to enjoy the trip).
We had wonderful days and a lot fun. All arrangments were perfect and easy! Our guide Paolo has been not only an excellent mountain and skiing guide but also he is very nice and empatic person who shared his love and knowledge of the Aosta valley! Wonderful days and skitouring, well organised, we will come again!
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
Greetings to Marica - excellent arrangements !
We had a great trip, the weather on the particular day was unfortunately bad but our guide was very adaptable and motivated.
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.
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.
I had an amazing time with Marika! It was a great day!
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Wonderful climb with a very experienced guide. Thank you!
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