Gran Paradiso National Park sits in between the Aosta Valley and Piedmont Region along the French Border. Home to Gran Paradiso, the highest peak solely within Italy, as well as many other of the Graian Alps, the park is a hotspot for via ferrata adventures.
While the crown jewel is obviously the ‘iron path’ that leads up the massif, there are various others as well. Via ferratas to the summits of Gran Serraz (3.553 meters) and Mont Emilius (3.559 meters) are also quite popular on the massif.
Meanwhile, the nearby Béthaz – Bovard and Ferrata di Casimiro are both excellent options for newcomers to the sport who want to test out their skills before challenging themselves on the massif.
During the summer, average temperatures range from 20ºC to 25ºC, with the hottest months being July and August. In this region, mist occurs almost every day in the summer as it is the wettest part of the western Alps. However, there are also plenty of sunny and clear days available for you to enjoy the view as well.
Most via ferrata trips to Gran Paradiso National Park begins with a flight into the international airports of Turin (TRN) or Geneva (GVA). From here, buses, trains and rental car are all easily accessible and get you to your final destination without too much trouble.
May to September
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