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

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.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

2 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

Trip Level

Easy

Offer Period

Jun, Jul

Type of Trip

Private

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.

 

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!

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Price per person

 
Group of 1
620 EUR

Group of 2
310 EUR

Group of 3
207 EUR

Group of 4
155 EUR

Group of 5
125 EUR

Group of 6
104 EUR

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
 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.
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

First time

Fitness level required

Open to everyone

Accommodation

We will be staying in the Arp Refuge for one night.

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

 
 

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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What People are Saying about Peaks Hunter Mountain Guide Team

 

I want to post my review on Peaks Hunter Mountain Guides ( see below).I climbed Mont Blanc in September 2019 with Peak Hunter Mountain Guides. The service I received was excellent. They provided me with all the information I requested and more. Scheduling was clear and everything went as it was planned. My guide, Luigi Gagliardi, is a highly skilled professional. He did a great job taking me to the summit, providing me with all instructions and taking a great care of me. I learnt a lot from him. He is also a great person.
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Alexey Semakov
We were guided by PeaksHunter in a Gran Paradiso ascent, and it was memorable! We just would like to thank Silvia and Elis for the wonderful trip we\'ve experienced with their guidance. The communication and organization before and during the trip was clear and detailed. We felt completely supported and safe accompanied by Silvia and Elis. Thanks for clarify all our questions and help us very kindly mainly considering our lack of experience in trips like that. At supermarket, the ride to the park, the lunch before we start, during the trail, at meals in the mountain, at all these moments we had great company and support. This was our first ascent in this altitude and Silvia and Elis demonstrated be professionals very experienced and high skilled. We appreciate the way they enjoy the nature in a respectful and safe manner. They were attentive to the minor details regarding our security and also our experience. We are lucky to have had you as our guides. The best photo we took it is not enough to express how good is the feeling to be at this point in the mountains and appreciate pure nature. We saw landscapes completely new for our eyes in a memorable experience. Silvia and Elis, thank you very much. We really appreciate our time in Gran Paradiso and we feel lucky to be guided by you. André and Vânia
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Andre Silveira
Great experience. Would recommend Jacopo to anyone!
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Roy Schindler
Great trip! Our first ever mountain climb. It was HARD! We are hikers but had never been mountaineering. Ellis took great care of us. We greatly enjoyed our trek up grand Paradiso!!!!
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Josephine Spitzley
 

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