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Trekking in the
Grand Paradiso National Park

Contact: Email IV Travel (first contact by email)

Leader: Gianni Tamiozzo of the Parnassius and Apollo Trekking Club

VisitsItaly.com links: Valle D'Aosta Region, Piedmont Region and Liguria Region

Length: 4 or 8 days
Number of guests: 4-12 people
Included:  Breakfast and dinner, accommodations.
Not included: Airfare, car rentals, travel insurance etc.
Changes: All tour itineraries are subject to reasonable change

Get high on nature
in the Grand Paradiso National Park!

Trekking in the Italian-French Alps

Give yourself the adventure of a lifetime trekking through the vast beauty of the Grand Paradiso National Park in the Italian Alps.

Experts from the Parnassius Apollo Trekkng Club will guide you to some of the most thrilling and spectacular places you have ever seen, through incredible valleys with fast flowing rivers and up along alpine trails, and across icy glacial fields, into the great silence and beauty of the mountains with unending vistas.

The Grand Paradiso National Park
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During your trek you will overnight at cosy lodges in the mountains where you will enjoy great food - and the sleep of ages.

Every guide of the Parnassius Apollo Trekking Club is dedicated to the enjoyment and preservation of nature and as you trek will reveal the many natural secrets of the park, creating memory on memory.

Stay at the Refugi Della Rosa in the Park
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You will return from Grand Paradiso refreshed and restored...and with a strong urge to return again soon.

The Itineraries

17-23 Aug: The Gypaetus: Trek the "Gipaetus" from Cogne to Rhemes, an "easy" trail with a multitude of interesting natural sites and scenes.  Since 1990 the "Gypaetus Barbatus" has been recognized as one of the most compelling and interesting areas within the Park, thanks largely to the ongoing conservation and restoration efforts of the UICN project of the European Union. Trekkers will discover the incredible richness and variety of the flora and fauna in Grand Paradiso.

  • Tour groups: Min 6 people - Max 12 people

  • Cost: 850 E/person

24- 30 July: The Ring: This is a more difficult trek for experienced trekkers that involves some climbing as well.  But, for nature lovers it is a fantastic way to discover and experience the  immense and unique natural powers of Grand Paradiso. Trekkers, accompanied both by a trekking guide and a climbing guide, will feel the great pleasure and satisfaction that comes to all who trek The Ring.

  • Tour groups: Min 4 people - Max 12 people

  • Cost: 790 E/person

Included:

  • Breakfast and dinner

  • Accommodation at valley inns, farm houses hotels or mountain lodges

Booking:

  • Before August 1

  • Prices for larger groups booked well in advance can be negotiated.

Transfers:

  • If you are arriving at a city or town close to the Grand Paradiso National Park and need transportation to the place where we start our treks, please ask for information about Transfers.  Some fees may apply.

Contact: Email IV Travel (first contact by email)

Getting ready to trek the Grand Paradiso National Park

The Parnassius and Apollo Trekking Club can help you organize vacations in the northern Piedmont Region and Valle d'Aosta all year round.  During the spring months guests can enjoy nature walks and participate in painting or drawing courses.  During the winter months, our guides will join you for both alpine and cross country skiing.

But summer, which in the mountains begins in mid-July,  is the season for trekking because much of the snow pack has melted, the trails are open and the alpine valleys are accessible once again.

Organizing a trek

The Parnassius Apollo Trekking Club will organize every aspect of your trek so that it fits the abilities and expectations of every member of your group.

Please contact us at least 3 months in advance of your desired trekking date and let us know the following information:

  • Number of people
  • Level of fitness of each person
  • Whether each person is an experienced trekker or not
  • Whether you want an easy, medium or difficult trekking experience
  • Whether you wish to trek The Gipaetus or The Ring
  • Whether members of the group want single or double accommodation (there is an extra fee for single accommodation).
  • Special menu requests
  • Any other information about the people that will be helpful in our planning.

Packing for your trek

  • Wear good trekking shoes
  • Pack light - keep the weight you have to carry to a minimum
  • Pack for changing weather - cool to hot
  • Pack all personal effects you think you might need for personal hygiene and/or health reasons

Your guide will carry a first aid kit.

Payment: 25% on booking, remainder within 30 days of tour start date.
Cancellation:
Deposit not refundable under any circumstances; if cancelled within 30 days of tour start date, any other amounts already paid will be repaid If cancelled after 30 days, only 50% of total paid, less deposit, will be refunded.