Combine guided tours of the Lake Maggiore and Lake Orta areas with daily nordic walks on this trip with Beatrice, a Nordic walking instructor and experienced guide.
Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov
Open to everyone
Join me on a tour of the Lake Maggiore and Lake Orta areas. On this trip, well combine Nordic Walking with guided tours of beautiful scenic Italy.
Nordic walking is a special kind of exercise where you use specially designed poles and walk with a specific technique. It was designed to optimize health, wellness and fitness benefits for people of all ages and fitness levels.
This is an excellent form of exercise because it’s low impact and works the entire body. Not only that but it can also help weight loss, promote better cardiovascular health and better posture.
On this trip, we’ll dedicate half of our days to Nordic walking and the other half to a guided tour. This means you’ll get all the benefits of the walk but you’ll also get to learn more about the areas you’re visiting. Among them, we’ll explore the beautiful Lake Orta, an alpine lake with dazzling sights very near Lake Maggiore. I’m sure you’ll love it!
If you would like, we can also adapt this trip to suit your plans. So, if you only have a day to spare I can arrange something for you.
Don’t miss this wonderful trip which, besides just being fun, is also great for your health.
While you’re in the area why not check out my day hike to the Zamboni Zappa alpine hut in Piedmont.
- Guiding fee
This price includes: </br>
Guide fee and the rental of nordic walking poles.</br>
What is excluded from the price?</br>
Guide expenses, meals and ticket entrances for visits.
We’ll practice our Nordic Walking in front of the Mount Rosa East Wall. Then, you’ll enjoy a guided tour of the ancient Walser Village and Walser House Museum.
The magical spruce wood of the Vigezzo Valley is our setting for day two of our Nordic Walking. You’ll then enjoy a guided tour of Santa Maria Maggiore and Craveggia mountain villages.
On this day, we’ll take in spectacular views of Lake Maggiore, the second largest lake in Italy, as we Nordic walk. Our destination for the guided tour will be the Villa Taranto botanical Garden.
Lake Orta is a lovely lake, and we’ll get great views of it as we walk during day four. In the afternoon, you’ll get a guided tour of San Giulio’s Island and Orta town.
On the last day, we could complete your trip with a guided tour to the Borromean Islands, or we could finish up around midday.
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)
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