Head to the Aosta Valley for the family adventure of a lifetime on a two-day program filled with twists and turns – and climbs! This guided trekking and climbing program in the heart of the Pennine Alps takes place in one of Italy’s most fascinating regions, featuring amazing geology and a rich history that is sure to please the entire group!
In the northwest of Italy, bordering France and Italy, the Aosta Valley has become synonymous with Alpine culture. It sits below some of the most infamous peaks of Europe – Mont Blanc, Monte Rosa, and the Matterhorn – and is the highest part of Italy. This has cultivated the mountainous identity of the valley that makes it an exhilarating destination for hiking, climbing, mountaineering, and skiing.
This program is the perfect way to break into Aosta Valley, serving up two dynamic days of activities including climbing and trekking. An overnight in a true mountain refuge, the Arp Refuge, brings the whole trip together and is sure to satisfy the greenhorns and veterans alike.
We will meet in Brusson or Estoul Village and spend our first day trekking to the refuge. The trail is accommodating to all groups and provides a captivating trek throughout the journey. It is even accessible by car should it be necessary. Both meeting points provide seamless travel to the refuge and are equally manageable.
Once we reach the refuge, we will explore the area surrounding it, which includes clear lakes – such as Valfredda Lake and Lake Coliou – and is within walking distance of safe and fun climbing cliffs. These rocks are a perfect mix of thrill and ease so every member of the group can take part. You will enjoy evocative views as you make your way up manageable slabs of Alpine rock. The equipment is included, so just bring your passion for climbing and you will have an absolute blast.
After a night in the charming refuge, you will hike to Battle Lake, the largest of the Palasinaz Lakes. It is a delightful excursion, immersing you in the forests and mountain pastures of the valley. The culture behind the unforgettable scenery is just as compelling. Incomparable vistas will accompany you every step of the way, and the trail is never too difficult. This is an adventure the whole family will love.
If you feel like two days isn’t enough, we can certainly add on more days to your program. We can include Champoluc or Saint Jacques, which would feature a simple transfer and an additional night in an all new refuge – Ferraro Refuge. From there, you can expect an enchanting trek to Blu Lake or even to the cross at Palon de Resy and its outstanding mountain views.
An alternative trip can also include Valpelline. A night in the Crete Seche Refuge will allow us another day of great climbing, and the abundance of Alpine lakes throughout the region makes a walk in any direction a pleasant trek just waiting for you. The options are endless, so let me know what you want from your trip and I can tailor it to fit you and your group. We can come up with a trip length and itinerary that works best for your schedule and plans.
This program is perfect for everyone, from first-time pioneers to weathered journeymen. We will have a safe, satisfying, and all-around fun time while taking on the immense – and immensely spectacular – Aosta Valley. If you want to build on your passion for the outdoors, this is the place for you.
Book this program in the unforgettable Aosta Valley NOW to spend two or more days trekking and climbing through Ayas and one of the most fascinating areas of Italy and Europe!
Open to everyone
We will be staying in the Arp Refuge for one night.
The winter hut tarifs at Arp are:
52€ adults half board in 8 beds room
57€ adults half board in 4/5 beds room
62€ adults half board in double room
42€ teenagers (11-14 years) half board in 8 beds room
47€ teenagers half board in 8 beds room
34€ kids 6-10 years) half board in 8 beds room
39€ kids half board in 4/5 beds room
Founded in 2013 by Elis Martis and Silvia Pergami, PEAKSHUNTER is a team of IFMGA-certified mountain guides.
Although we all have different backgrounds and experiences, we share the same goals and projects and, more than anything, love our job and share a deep passion for the mountains.
We strive to guarantee unparalleled experiences for our clients and are constantly on the lookout for new adventures. We want to provide you with intense emotions and want to be there to share them with you. We feel we've done our job when there are big, cheesy smiles on everybody's faces at the end of the day.
We love to make your dreams come true! Determination and passion are our guiding principles and we hope to pass them on to you. We want to build strong, long-lasting relationship with our clients, based on the respect we feel for everyone who joins us in the exploration of this striking vertical world.
Alberto, Alessandro, Claudio, Maurizio, Claudio, Jacopo, Giovanni, Elis e Silvia
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