Valle d’Aosta

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SELLA-HERBETET TRAVERSE – 2 Days Trek – Level DEMANDING

SELLA-HERBETET TRAVERSE – 2 Days Trek – Level DEMANDING 2000 1333 TrekMI

Referred to as one of the best hiking routes in Italy, the Sella-Herbetet traverse grants hikers an authentic and all round experience of the alpine environment. An itinerary that winds from the forest to the high altitude meadows which are a favourite habitat for the animal symbol of the Gran Paradiso National Park, the ibex. A trail that takes us across breathtaking landscapes, near jewel-colored lakes and some of Italy’s highest mountains, including the Gran Paradiso 4.061 m mountain.

Day 1
The itinerary starts from the village of Valnontey (1.682 m/5,518 ft), following at first the Alta Via 2 (“Hight Altitude Route Number 2”) to the Sella Hut (2.584 m/8,477 ft), a former hunting lodge of Italy’s first king Vittorio Emanuele II. We start early from the city of Milan and heading to Valnontey (3h). Here we stop exploring the Paradisia Alpine Botanic Garden, home to around 1,000 species of plants and flowers. After lunch in Valnontey we start hiking uphill to the Sella hut (2.5 h) which will be our home for the night. The trail develops along a well-marked mule track and covers most part of the elevation gain of the traverse.

Day 2
From the hut it’s a long but very panoramic way (most of which downhill) to close our loop itinerary in Valnontey. The path takes us across the western side of the valley, towards the source of the stream that gives the name to Valnontey and the glaciers from which it gets its origin. The views are stunning: peaks of over 3.000 m and the Tribolazione Glacier below the Gran Paradiso itself. A long-distance itinerary not to be taken lightly and that includes some exposed stretches with chains for protection. Participants must have good balance and be confident on their feet.

Experienced hikers with a good training level can cover the itinerary in one day (22 km/13.6 mi), saving money but sacrificing a couple of hours of sleep the night before the hike. Departure from Milan should be scheduled around 5.30am. Contact us for more details.

BEST SEASON: july to september

WHAT TO EXPECT
TRIP TYPE: 
Multi-Day Trek
DRIVING TIME FROM MILAN:
3h – 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:
5 km/3.1 mi
ELEVATION GAIN:
  +920 m/3,018 ft
HIGHEST ALTITUDE:
2.588 m/8,490 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: +200 m -1.126m/+656 ft -3,694 ft
HIGHEST ALTITUDE:
1.200 m/3,940 ft
LUNCH: 
packed lunch

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.

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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MATTERHORN VIEW – Day Hike – Level MODERATE

MATTERHORN VIEW – Day Hike – Level MODERATE 2000 1334 TrekMI

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BEST SEASON: june to october

WHAT TO EXPECT
TRIP TYPE:
Day Hike Tour
TRIP LENGTH:
7am to 7pm
DRIVING TIME FROM MILAN:
2 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: MODERATE 
– Click HERE to understand the Hiking Difficulty Levels
DISTANCE:
8,5 km/5.2 mi
ELEVATION GAIN:
650 m/2,132 ft
HIGHEST ALTITUDE:
2.280 m/7,480 ft
LUNCH: 
mountain hut

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 – €90/car
– Cable car – €5/person round trip
– 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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BARBUSTEL HUT AND LAKES – Day Hike – Level MODERATE or DEMANDING

BARBUSTEL HUT AND LAKES – Day Hike – Level MODERATE or DEMANDING 2560 1920 TrekMI

Immersed in the pristine nature of Mont Avic Natural Park, Barbustel Hut serves as a base for exploring the infinite collection of alpine lakes in the surrounding areas. White Lake, Black Lake, Big Lake and so on, all different from one another and all picture perfect! From here, in a distance, we can enjoy wonderful views of the higher snow-capped mountains, including Matterhorn, the Monte Rosa Massif and Dent d’Herens, all of them on the border with Switzerland. The hike towards Barbustel Hut is Level Medium, suitable for people who have a basic fitness level. If you want more challenge and see more lakes we can hike higher. In that case it becomes Level Demanding.

BEST SEASON: july to end of september

WHAT TO EXPECT
TRIP TYPE:
Day Hike Tour
TRIP LENGTH:
7.30am 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: MODERATE – Click HERE to understand the Hiking Difficulty Levels
DISTANCE: 7,5 km/4.6 mi
ELEVATION GAIN: 550 m/1,804 ft
HIGHEST ALTITUDE: 2.154 m/7,066 ft
LUNCH: mountan hut
– DIFFICULTY LEVEL: DEMANDING – Click HERE to understand the Hiking Difficulty Levels
DISTANCE: 15 km/9.3 mi
ELEVATION GAIN: 1.160 m/3,805 ft
HIGHEST ALTITUDE: 2.560 m/8,398 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
– Trail snacks
– Use of trekking poles

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
– Carpooling expenses – €70/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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BLUE LAKE – Day Hike – Level MODERATE

BLUE LAKE – Day Hike – Level MODERATE 2560 1707 TrekMI

Located at the feet of the Monte Rosa Massif, the Blue Lake is one of the most popular hiking destionations in the Ayas Valley. It is an alpine lake of pristine turquoise water that originates from the ice melting of the Verra Grand Glacier. The landscape all around is simply stunning. From the fir and larch forest to the moraine of the glacier and to some of the highest peaks of Monte Rosa. This hike will reward you with amazing views. The hike is suitable for anyone who has a basic fitness level, including families with kids.

BEST SEASON: may to october

WHAT TO EXPECT
TRIP TYPE:
Day Hike Tour
TRIP LENGTH:
7am to 6pm
DRIVING TIME FROM MILAN:
2 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: MODERATE 
– Click HERE to understand the Hiking Difficulty Levels
DISTANCE: 
7,5 km/9,320 mi
ELEVATION GAIN:
560 m/1,840 ft
HIGHEST ALTITUDE:
2.230 m/7,315 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 – €80/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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MEZZALAMA HUT – Day Hike – Level STRENUOUS

MEZZALAMA HUT – Day Hike – Level STRENUOUS 2560 1707 TrekMI

Located on the ridge of the moraine formed by the Verra Grand Glacier, the Mezzalama Hut is, without any doubt, one of the most scenic in the entire Alps. We’re at the very end of the picturesque Ayas Valley and on the southern side of the Monte Rosa Massif. From here the views of Castor, Pollux and Breithorn (peaks of over 4,000 metres) are simply breathtaking. The hike is challenging due to the significant gradient and altitude, suited for well trained hikers. The Mezzalama Hut was built in 1934 as an overnight base for the mountaineering ascents and still today offers shelter and warm food to its visitors. Reaching the Mezzalama Hut also offers an incredible chance to get closer to the ice of an alpine glacier!

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 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: STRENUOUS
– Click HERE to understand the Hiking Difficulty Levels
DISTANCE:
15 kms/9,320 mi
ELEVATION GAIN: 
1.350 m/4,430 ft
HIGHEST ALTITUDE: 
3.036 m/9,960 ft
LUNCH:
bring your own packed lunch or mountain hut

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 – €80/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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