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Climb Bethaz Bovard and Gran Paradiso

Climb Bethaz Bovard and Gran Paradiso
Climb Bethaz Bovard and Gran Paradiso
Climb Bethaz Bovard and Gran Paradiso
Climb Bethaz Bovard and Gran Paradiso

5 days are hardly enough in the Aosta Valley! Andrea, IFMGA certified guide, will lead you in many activities, as hiking in the Gran Paradiso National Park.


5 Days

Jun - Sep


The Aosta Valley is the perfect spot in the Alps to practice several mountain's sports. Indeed, it's ideal to have your first mountaineering experience. This program includes climbing Bethaz Bovard and in the Gran Paradiso National Park.

This is a right mix to let you enjoy all the possibilities of a great week in the mountains. As a mountain guide, I will teach you all the different techniques and let you feel safe during the different activities. We can of course adapt the planning and the program based on your time here and your wishes.

We will stay in a charming B&B in Arvier: either Lo djoua de Toueno or Au Chateau Blanc. On day 3, we will spend the night in the mountains either in Rifugio Mario Bezzi or in Rifugio Benevolo.

Does this kind of adventure sound interesting? Then please contact me and let's discuss about it. It will be my pleasure to guide you during these 5 days and let you spend an unforgettable time in the mountains of the Aosta Valley. If you want to summit the mythical Gran Paradiso, I can also guide you up there!

Price includes

- Guiding fee


Day 1: Via ferrata Bethaz Bovard in Valgrisenche

Day 2: Climbing in the Gran Paradiso National Park

Day 3 to 4: Hiking with a night in a refuge

Day 5: Mountain bike or rafting


About the guide

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Mountain Guide

I was born in 1986. I live in Arvier and I'm a mountain guide since 2013. I'm a member the Union Aosta Valley High Mountain Guides and the guiding Alpine Valgrisenche. I'm also a mountain bike instructor recognized by the Italian Cycling Federation since 2004. I have the ISTA certificate since 2015. Please get in touch with me if you want to enjoy the Alps during the summer or winter. It will be my great pleasure to let you discover all the great spots, especially if you come to Italy.


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What people are saying about Andrea


The five of us explored Valle Maira with our guide Andrea during four days, which was a truly refreshing experience because the area is so wild. There's no ski resorts around, only isolated stone villages inhabited by a couple of die-hards living away from it all, and beautiful treks all around. Great scenery. We didn't see more than 10 fellow skiers around. The food is great too, and there's plenty of it. We also went to France for one day. As to Andrea, whom i knew from a previous trek, he was flexible and careful as always. A great experience!


Cogne was a great experience! I'm a more advanced climber but for my girlfriend it was the first time one ice, and she loved it! Andrea is patient and knowledgeable, for sure one of the best guides I ever had. bonus point: After the climb we all went to a restaurant in town, food quality was top notch! If it's your first time in the region, I'll suggest you "polenta concia", which is your typical polenta with local cheese and onions!


The couple of days spent in Cogne were just incredible. If you like the mountain and want to try something else in winter than skiing or snowboarding, ice climbing is definitively for you. During our time there, we enjoyed the beautiful sceneries of the Aosta valley, visit the small villages, enjoy the cuisine and most importantly learn the basics of Ice Climbing. The sport is really physical and requires to be a bit of a daredevil but the satisfaction of reaching the top of a frozen waterfall give you feeling that surpasses any of those challenges. During our trip, we were accompanied by our guide, Andrea. His knowledge of the mountain and his friendliness were the “Cherry on the topping”. Besides teaching us the different techniques linked to ice climbing, we also discussed other mountaineering activities which was delightful for Pierre-Henri and myself since we want to get more involved in that area. During our stay, we started to practice on easier routes in the Lillaz park. This first day allowed us to grasp the general techniques and already test our strength and our “fear” of hights. The next day we headed towards the Grand Paradis national park and we walked for about an hour through the snow to reach the icefalls. The view on the way was breathtaking. The icefall we climbed was definitively more impressive than the first one we had done, much steeper, taller and technical. That being said, getting to the top was an amazing feeling. We were so trilled after our ice climbing experience that we are already looking through the “Explore-Share” site to find our next adventure which will more than likely be summiting either Mount Rosa or Mount Elbrus.


I've spent 5 days with a group of friends in Valle Maira accompanied by Andrea, our guide for the trip. He is young , cheerful, flexible, very good at card games and has an excellent knowledge of the region. It was my first time skiing in Italy and I've been seduced by the authenticity of the mountain villages, the amazing sceneries and the local gastronomy : you get both quality and quantity at a very decent price! If you are looking for quiet moments away from the crowd this is definitely the right place to go as this region is far less touristy than Valle Aosta.


We had an incredible time with Andrea on Mont Rosa, he knows the mountain by hearth and has a wealth of experiences. It was incredibly fun with the right amount of challenge to be with him on the mountain. Would certainly recommend him and do it again.

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