Hiking around the Gran Paradiso


This 5-day hike around Gran Paradiso allows you to see the best of Italy's nature. And in the end, you can opt to reach the summit! Join Andrea, IFMGA guide


5 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep


From Valgrisenche to Valsavaranche, join me in my home valleys for this awesome 5-day hike around Gran Paradiso, the highest mountain entirely within Italy.

I particularly like this hike because:
– It is very well preserved, wild and not so many people do it;
– We very often have the chance to see alpine animals, for example chamois, ibex, gypète…;
– We stay in very welcoming refuges serving delicious Italian food.

During the trip, we will pass by three valleys: Valgrisenche, Rhemes and Valsavarenche. We will stay in known refuges that you may have heard of: Mario Bezzi, Benevolo, Citta di Chivasso and Vittorio Emanuel.

In addition, if you wish we can end the adventure by summiting Gran Paradiso (4061 m). It's the perfect (easy) mountain if you have none or very limited mountaineering experience. We could organise this ascent on the last day.

The average walking time during the hike is 4 to 5 hours a day.

If you have more time, I also suggest this 7-day hike, in the same region. This trip also has the possibility to ascend Gran Paradiso at the end.
Day 1. Valgrisenche to Rifugio de l'Epée
Day 2. Rifugio de l'Epée – Rifugio Mario Bezzi
Day 3. Rifugio Mario Bezzi – Rifugio Benevolo
Day 4. Rifugio Benevolo – Hike on glaciers around the rifugio
Day 5. Rifugio Benevolo – Rifugio Citta di chivasso
Day 6. Rifugio Citta di chivasso – Rifugio Vittorio Emanuele
Day 7. Rifugio Vittorio Emanuele – Rifugio Chabod and back…

Yet another option is to op for the Gran Paradiso ascent alone with me. Just let me know!

You don't want to carry all your stuff during each day? No problem, then I can organize a car to drop the bags from one mountain hut to the other.

Please contact me if  this beautiful hike sounds interesting. We can of course adapt the itinerary and the program based on your time here and your wishes. Just contact me and let's discuss about it.



In mountain refuges: Mario Bezzi, Benevolo, Citta di Chivasso and Vittorio Emanuel.

More info

Please note that the price can vary depending on the number of participants.


About the 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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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 2062 Each

Group of 2

EUR 1031 Each

Group of 3

EUR 671 Each

Group of 4

EUR 568 Each

Group of 5

EUR 495 Each

Group of 6

EUR 464 Each

Group of 7

EUR 464 Each

Group of 8

EUR 464 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Dinner

- Breakfast

- Accommodation included

For booking assistance

Our experienced outdoor adventure team is ready to help you boost your experience and will assist you throughout the whole process, from the moment you choose a program until you return from your trip.



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