GRAN PARADISO TRAVERSE

7 days - Self-guided

The Gran Paradiso massif is located in the Italian Alps, between the regions of Valle d’Aosta and Piemonte, in the northwest of Italy. In the immediate proximity of the Mont Blanc and Monte Rosa massifs, the Gran Paradiso massif is an important mountain area. It contains medium and high altitude summits (Gran Paradiso 4061m) and a vast high valleys. The typical mountain villages and hamlets contribute to the charm of the whole territory, where the traditions and customs of the Valle d’Aosta feed a strong, rich and lively culture. Our Valdostan cousins speak French with a touch of accent that adds an incomparable charm to this program.

Traversée du Grand Paradis

Classified as a Royal Hunting Reserve in 1856, the Gran Paradiso massif became the first National Park in Italy in 1920. It then became the first European park and a model of its kind. The Park now covers more than 70,000 hectares. The fauna and flora are largely represented and grow in all serenity. The Ibex was saved here from a promised extermination while it was on the verge of extinction in the rest of the Alps. The Ibex and the Paradise Lily were chosen to symbolize the “Parco Nazionale del Gran Paradiso“, thus affirming a strong, proud and authentic identity.

Wild and alpine, our itinerary goes through contrasting landscapes. Larch forests, flowery lawns and high mountain landscapes blend harmoniously to offer grandiose natural spectacles. The trail follows the Alta Via 2 of the Aosta Valley, from the Valgrisenche to the Val de Cogne. Seven days of hiking, a long and physically demanding format that requires a good level of practice.

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