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Hiking in the Val Grande National Park in Piedmont, northern Italy

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Spend one or two days exploring the gorgeous Val Grande National Park and live an unforgettable experience in the wilderness away from civilization. Experienced hiking guide Beatrice will be glad to show you around this area.

Private

Alps

+1 Day

Apr, Aug, Oct

High

Intermediate


Highlights

* Discover an amazing wilderness area in northern Italy.

* Hike in a peaceful environment surrounded by mountains and valleys.

* Stay away from the crowds for one or two days.

Description

Val Grande National Park is a fantastic wilderness area in Europe. It’s in the Italian region of Piedmont, near the border with Switzerland. In this location, we’ll find a peaceful area surrounded by stunning mountains and full of amazing valleys and canyons perfect for hiking.

Due to the challenges it poses, your best bet is to visit this area in the company of a guide.  I can offer you three different options to enjoy the program. On one hand, I can guide you on a day hike around the park where we’ll enjoy the views of Lake Maggiore, the Alps and the heart of the park. Otherwise, we can also arrange a 2-day program and spend the night in a refuge in order to go deeper into the park. Lastly, there is an option that crosses the park that is ideal for experienced hikers. Keep in mind that this option involves sleeping in a bivouac, lighting our fire and cooking our food. It’s a full-time wilderness experience!

So, do you find any of these alternatives attractive? Then consider that a good level of fitness is required for the first two options. The third option is aimed at experienced hikers with prior training.

Send the request to book your place and we’ll start preparing for your visit to Val Grande National Park. If you would like to spend one or two days away from the crowds in a silent place, this trip is ideal for you.

Other interesting hiking options in Piedmont could be these programs in Lake Orta, the Mottarone and the Uriezzo Gorges. Check them out!

Price includes

- Guiding fee


Details

More info

For the daily hike, I recommend bringing a back-pack, hiking boots, two layers outfits, waterproof jacket, sunglasses, water bottle. For the two days hikes, I'll send you a list depending on the accommodation (refuge or bivouac).

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About the guide

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Beatrice

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Tour guide, Naturalist Hiking guide, Tour leader, Nordic walking instructor

I obtained a degree in foreign languages and literature specializing in cultural history and Spanish in 2001. After having spent some time abroad and a 9-month study period in Salamanca Spain and working for the Spanish Tourism Authority in Milan in 2005 I has decided to follow my formation by attaining the Tour Guide licence in 2006, Naturalistic Hiking Guide licence in 2007 and a new degree in Tourism Management and Promotion and Tour Leader licence in 2009.

I have been starting working as a professional guide concentrating on naturalistic and cultural excursionistic tourism, carrying out environmental education activity collaborating as a didactic operator with Parks, Agencies and Associations, preparing and leading rehabilitation walking programs for patients with psychotic symptoms. I also participated to programs to promote typical territorial characteristics and produce of Ossola Valley.

At present I’m living in the Ossola Valley at the foot of the Alps behind Lake Maggiore and I’m working as a professional guide specialised on naturalistic and cultural excursionistic sustainable tourism and leading most French, Spanish and American groups on walking and hiking tours on Lakes Como, Maggiore, Orta and Ossola Valleys Alps. In the past years I’m putting my experience as a leader in designing walking tours for travel agencies and tour operators to plan and set new walking itineraries, both guided or self-guided. In 2017 I obtained the licence of Nordic Walking Instructor and in 2018 I’ve obtained the qualification of Official Guide of Val Grande National Park.

Having the licence of both Tour Guide and Naturalistic Hiking Guide gives me the possibility to share different kind of information with my guests, to comply their different interests and to combine days of visits to the ones of hiking.

I love travelling and discovering different places and relative local people, trodding along paths and deeply sensing nature and the mountains. I’m greatly tied to the surrounding territory, I try to show visitors what lies within and without things, taking in the landscape by slowing down the pace, savouring beauty and curiously observing traces of the past which still exist around us.

The areas where I operate:

As Professional Hiking/Walking Naturalistic Guide:

- Alps of Ossola Valley (Pennine and Lepontine Alps): Devero Veglia Natural Park (official guide), Val Grande National Park (official guide), Uriezzo Gorges, Anzasca Valley with Mount Rosa, Antrona Valley Natural Park (official guide), Bognanco Valley, Divedro Valley, Vigezzo Valley, Strona Valley
- Italian Lakes District: Lake Maggiore, Mottarone, Lake Orta, Lake Mergozzo, Lake Como.

As Professional Tour Guide:

Lake Maggiore (Borromeo Islands and Stresa, botanical garden of Villa Taranto, Centovalli train, Locarno, Pallanza, Intra, Baveno, The Mottarone cable car with visit of the Alpinia alpine garden). Lake Orta (the Island of Saint Giulio, Orta, the Sacro Monte Unesco site, wine tasting). Lake Mergozzo. Ossola Valley (Vogogna and its Castle, Domodossola and the Sacro Monte Calvario, Vigezzo Valley, Toce waterfall, Macugnaga with the Monte Rosa)

Languages

Italian | French | English

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What people are saying about Beatrice

Gayle

5.00

Beatrice and Andrea planned the perfect hikes. We had a blast. So beautiful!


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