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Family-Friendly Adventure in the Aosta Valley with Overnight in a Mountain Hut

Hiking down to Rifugio Arp
Kids friendly rock climbing
Family friendly 5
Family friendly 4

Take your family on an exciting adventure with a certified guide to the Aosta Valley in Italy and discover the magic of the Ayas Valley on a two-day program that features rock climbing and trekking in one of the most remarkable regions of the Pennine Alps.

Private

Alps

2 Days

Jun, Jul

Open To Everyone

First Time


Highlights

* Enjoy two days in an incredible region of the Aosta Valley.

* Take on climbs and hikes that are exciting for every family member.

* Learn from a knowledgeable and certified guide along the way.

* Immerse yourself in Alpine scenery and captivating history as you go.

Description

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!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Price does not include the cost of accommodation, although the guide can help with reservations.

Each additional day is priced at €310 per day for the entire family.


Details

More info

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


About the guide

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-PeaksHunter

4.84

(19)

Mountain Guide

Giving and receiving smiles, seeing the satisfaction on the faces of our customers, seeking opportunities for growth, stimulating authenticity in personal and group relationships, in sharing mountaineering disciplines, fears, efforts, and moments of difficulty, which are part of the integrated with experiences, essential ingredients of every summit climb: these are our focus, our beliefs, and our most important results, as outdoor Professionals and as people who love the mountains and their work as Alpine Guides!

Founded in 2013 by Elis and Silvia, PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides is a team of IFMGA-certified Mountain Professionals and outdoor activities experts, based in the town of Aosta, not far from Courmayeur-Chamonix, on the Italian side of the Mont Blanc massif.

We live and work in the beautiful Aosta Valley region, very close to French and Swiss borders near to Geneva, Milan, and Turin international airports.

Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Dufourspitze, Pyramide Vincent and Regina Margherita Hut, Gran Paradiso, Breithorn, Lyskamm, Castor and Pollux are only a few of several 4000 Alps summits you can climb with us: most of our team of Guides were born and grew up close to these mountains and they have explored the ascent routes several times during different seasons, with skis or crampons!

- We love our work: we plan all our trips with great commitment and deep respect for the Alpine environment, for its inhabitants, and its territories. Including local traditions in different valleys and Alpine areas.

- We love Mountain, Nature, and Outdoor activities, that we like to share with people from all around the world. We are enthusiastic to meet like-minded adventurers and share new experiences and memorable emotions with the support of our Mountain Guides.

- Safety and Risk Management are essential for us, as elements of fundamental importance during every single trip we plan and carry out with our customers: for this reason, we offer introductory courses to the different alpine disciplines (Mountaineering, Rock climbing, Ice climbing, Ski mountaineering, Freeride, Rescue Crevasse, and Avalanche) to convey awareness and responsibility to our customers.

- We offer solid Experience, with several years organizing outdoor disciplines around mountain and wild areas, in many different countries of Italy and Europe, for individuals or groups, including 7-day customer support for booking, logistics, and personal assistance for planning and reservations.

- As certified Mountain Guides, we offer training courses, to improve technical skills and to learn basic knowledge about mountaineering in the Alps, which is essential to explore and climb the Mountains safely in any situation or conditions.

- We are happy to provide customized programs for every customer's demand: our Experience is synonymous with Professionalism and Customer Care to guarantee unforgettable emotions and beautiful smiles!

Fulfill your dreams, discover breathtaking views or simply enjoy an extraordinary day: you just need to use your imagination and we will carry out your trip as you desire to live it!

Let’s plan your next mountain project together!

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What people are saying about -PeaksHunter

Martin

5.00

Hello Basically I am satisfied with the whole organization, because in the end everything worked as expected, whereby the guide had a big part in the success! Unfortunately, the information regarding equipment was unclear in advance and sometimes varied, which didn't make it any easier for a beginner like me. In general, the flow of information was rather slow, but towards the end it was sufficient and quick. In general, I would recommend that you revise the list of necessary equipment! Above all, it should be clear what the guest has to bring (with a distinction between "must" and "recommended"), what is provided by the organizer and what could be rented if necessary. Of course, this is not easy to accomplish, as the necessary equipment also depends on the conditions. Best wishes and continued success with the organization of ski trips! Martin

Alex

5.00

Great service. Above and beyond expectations. Abigail went the extra mile to make my trip happen, after hours and at very short notice. It would not have been possible without her. Highly recommended.

Chris

5.00

Silvia was fantastic in helping get everything set up, from recommending accommodations and buses to organizing the meet-up with my guide. Mateo was a great guide, found the perfect route for my experience and skill level. A truly amazing experience that I didn't think would be possible.

Ian

5.00

A very well organised trip by both parties, we will define use again for future trips 🙂

Evan

5.00

Had a blast with Elis from Peakshunter. We enjoyed the climbing quite a bit, and Elis was kind and helpful, and the views at Albard di Bard were amazing! We had never done multi pitch climbing before and he made it a really fun time for us.


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