Rhaetian Alps

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VAL MASINO EXPLORE – 2 Days Trek – Level DEMANDING

VAL MASINO EXPLORE – 2 Days Trek – Level DEMANDING 846 590 TrekMI

Located in the very central part of the Italian Alps and framed by those high mountains that divide it from Switzerland, Val Masino is, with good reason, one of the most beautiful italian valleys. The “land of granite”- as everybody calls it – is a paradise for rock climbers but also for those enthusiastic hikers who are willing to get closer to some over 3,000 metres high peak. In two days we’ll have a chance to explore its most beautiful corners, including the “Golden Valley” (Valle dell’Oro) and Little Yosemite (Val di Mello).

Day 1
We hike to the Omio Hut which will be our home for the night. Built on the edge of a panoramic bastion that overlooks the Masino Valley, the Omio Hut is a spectacular observation point of the highest mountains in the area.

Day 2
After descending from the Omio Hut and back to the car, we reach the Mello Valley, Val di Mello gets its namesake (Italian Little Yosemite) for features resembling some of the majestic formations found in California’s Yosemite Valley: imposing walls and domes of polished granite rock modelled by glaciation, streams, pools and waterfalls of crystal-clear icy water. A scenic background for the valley’s lush mountain meadows of exceptional natural beauty!

BEST SEASON: end of june to october

WHAT TO EXPECT
TRIP TYPE: 
Multi-Day Trek
TRIP LENGTH:
9.30am on day 1 to 6.30pm on day 2
DRIVING TIME FROM MILAN:
2h15 – Let us know if you’re staying somewhere else and still want to organize the tour with us. We can meet you on the way!

DAY 1
DIFFICULTY LEVEL: DEMANDING 
– Click HERE to understand the Hiking Difficulty Levels
DISTANCE:
4,5 km/2.7 mi
ELEVATION GAIN:
  +950 m/3,116 ft
HIGHEST ALTITUDE:
2.104 m/6,902 ft
LUNCH: 
restaurant
OVERNIGHT STAY: mountain hut

DAY 2
DIFFICULTY LEVEL: 
DEMANDING – Click HERE to understand the Hiking Difficulty Levels
DISTANCE:
15 km/9.3 mi
ELEVATION GAIN: +300 m -1.250m/+984 ft -4,100 ft
HIGHEST ALTITUDE:
1.200 m/3,940 ft
LUNCH: 
mountain hut

Price
Minimum 2 participants*

€220
/person

Contact us

*Private tours are only open to your party
20% discount on the total price for families with kids and parties of 3 and 4. For bigger groups please ask for quote.

WHAT’S INCLUDED
– Professional guide, guide’s board and lodging
– Tour organization
– Transportation to the trailhead (Carpooling)
– Trail snacks
– Use of trekking poles

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
– Carpooling expenses – €50/car
– Overnight stay (€55/person in Half Board – drinks excluded)
– Food (lunch on day 1 and 2)
– Personal expenses
– Guide gratuity

GEAR NEEDED: please check the list of Things to Bring on a Hut to Hut Multi-day Trek

IMPORTANT: we run our tours in almost all weather conditions and very rarely cancel. See our Terms and Conditions for information on cancellations and refunds

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FELLARIA GLACIER – Day Hike – Level DEMANDING

FELLARIA GLACIER – Day Hike – Level DEMANDING 1212 796 TrekMI

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BEST SEASON: end of june to end of september

WHAT TO EXPECT
TRIP TYPE:
Day Hike Tour
TRIP LENGTH:
6.30am to 6.30pm
DRIVING TIME FROM MILAN:
2.5 hours – Let us know if you’re staying somewhere else and still want to organize the tour with us. We can meet you on the way!
DIFFICULTY LEVEL: DEMANDING
– Click HERE to understand the Hiking Difficulty Levels
DISTANCE:
16 km/10 mi
ELEVATION GAIN:
  730 m/2,395 ft
HIGHEST ALTITUDE:
2.604 m/8,543 ft
LUNCH: 
bring your own packed lunch

Price
Minimum 2 participants*

€90
/person

Contact us

*Private tours are only open to your party
20% discount on the total price for families with kids and parties of 3 and 4. For bigger groups please ask for quote.

WHAT’S INCLUDED
– Professional guide
– Tour organization
– Transportation to the trailhead (Carpooling)
– Trail snacks
– Use of trekking poles

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
– Carpooling expenses – €40/car
– Food
– Personal expenses
– Guide gratuity

GEAR NEEDED: please check the list of Things to Bring on a Day Hike

IMPORTANT: we run our tours in almost all weather conditions and very rarely cancel. See our Terms and Conditions for information on cancellations and refunds

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LITTLE YOSEMITE – Day Hike – Level EASY or MODERATE 2000 1333 TrekMI

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BEST SEASON: june to november

WHAT TO EXPECT
TRIP TYPE:
Day Hike Tour
TRIP LENGTH:
7am to 6.30pm
DRIVING TIME FROM MILAN:
2 hour – Let us know if you’re staying somewhere else and still want to organize the tour with us. We can meet you on the way!
– DIFFICULTY LEVEL: EASY – Click HERE to understand the Hiking Difficulty Levels
DISTANCE: 10 km/6.2 mi
ELEVATION GAIN: 300 m/984 ft
HIGHEST ALTITUDE: 1.200 m/3,973 ft
LUNCH: mountan hut
– DIFFICULTY LEVEL: MODERATE – Click HERE to understand the Hiking Difficulty Levels
DISTANCE: 16 km/9.9 mi
ELEVATION GAIN: 700 m/2,296 ft
HIGHEST ALTITUDE: 1.550 m/5,085 ft
LUNCH: bring your pwn packed lunch

Price
Minimum 2 participants*

€90
/person

Contact Us

*Private tours are only open to your party
20% discount on the total price for families with kids and parties of 3 and 4. For bigger groups please ask for quote.

WHAT’S INCLUDED
– Professional guide
– Tour organization
– Trail snacks
– Use of trekking poles

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
– Carpooling expenses – €45/car
– Food
– Personal expenses
– Guide gratuity

GEAR NEEDED: please check the list of Things to Bring on a Day Hike

IMPORTANT: we run our tours in almost all weather conditions and very rarely cancel. See our Terms and Conditions for information on cancellations and refunds

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