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Self-guided

Hiking

lvl. 3
Roadtrip
Mon Roadbook App
Guest house
Réf : E3N0
Hiking : a relatively accessible activity, hiking offers the opportunity to explore a country or a region up close, on foot, and to meet and mingle with the locals. On a traverse or loop, whatever your skill level, embark on one of our through-hikes to immerse yourself in the natural wonders of the great outdoors.

Level 2: An average of 4 to 5 hours of hiking per day on a well-marked hilly path or trail.

Level 3: An average of 4 to 5 hours of hiking per day on well-marked trails and/or 600 to 800 meters of vertical gain, and/or distances up to 15 kilometers.

Level 4: An average of 6 hours of hiking per day on well-marked trails or off trail, and/or 700 to 1000 meters of vertical gain, and/or distances of 15 to 18 kilometers.

Level 5: An average of more than 6 hours of hiking per day off trail or on rugged terrain, with more than 1000 meters of vertical gain (and/or distances up to 20 kilometers). Possibly sections at high altitude.

Level 6: An average of more than 7 to 8 hours of strenuous hiking per day off trail or on rugged terrain, with more than 1000 meters of vertical gain and/or distances up to 20 kilometers. Possibly sections at high altitude.

Mon Roadbook app: designed for the self-guided trips, "Mon Roadbook" travel assistant guides you throughout your journey via a mobile application to download on your smartphone.
Prices indicated are calculated based on a limited number of seats available or for a departure in over 2 months from today. Once all prereserved seats are filled, or for reservations with a departure in less than 2 months, we might have to acquire seats for a higher price (depending on availability at the moment the reservation is made), which might result in the application of a supplement that increases the closer we are to the departure date.

Our trip

  • Easy access by high-speed train (TGV) or by plane to Turin, with the option of renting a car for your road trip.

  • Visit Turin and San Michele Abbey.

  • Gaze into the clear blue waters of Lakes Chiaretto and Grande at the foot of Mt. Viso.

  • Admire the architecture in the villages of Val Maira.

"Mon Roadbook" app is available for this trip.
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Escape to Italy’s Occitan Valleys. From the baroque plazas in Turin, to Val Maira’s stone-roofed hamlets, combine hiking and sightseeing to soak up the local culture. Meet in the kingdom’s capital, Turin. Enjoy spending the day strolling through kilometer after kilometer of 19th century archways; explore the city’s cultural wonders, taste the delicious local specialties such as Bicerin, coffee Turin style, or the amazing local chocolate. With your personal or rental vehicle (at the TGV train station or Turin airport) drive to Sacra di San Michele abbey, the area’s enduring witness to history from long ago, telling within its walls located on its distinct rocky outcrop the stories of centuries past. Next, hike for two days over moraines, through grassy meadows, and past clear-blue lakes (Chiaretto, Grande, and Fiorenza) in the high-alpine landscapes at the foot of Mt. Viso (3841m). Spend the last part of your trip in a “locanda” in Val Maria, as you immerse yourself in the local Occitan culture and cuisine.

Your choice of lodging + Rental car

Guest house From mid-June to late-September

With a rental car From 625 € * Book / Enquire Devis

Are you looking for a singular experience with family, friends, colleagues, or a club, organized and led by one of our professional mountain guides?

Travel with a guide

* Price based on 4-person group

Itinerary

Pricing

Prices from june to september 2020

Guest house
Price per person
With a rental car
Single season
2 people
1 double room
725 €
3 people
1 single room, 1 double room
705 €
4 people
2 double rooms
625 €
5 people
1 single room, 2 double rooms
645 €
6 people
3 double rooms
575 €
  • Single season : From 20 Jun 2020 through 30 Sep 2020

Pricing

The price includes / does not include

The price includes
- Accommodations as described: 5 nights: 1 night in hotels and 4 nights in mountain inns.
- Meals: 5 breakfasts and 4 dinners (on your own in Turin).
- Renting car if you choose this option.
- The roadbook (as well as a map and reservation vouchers) for a group of up to 4 persons group.
- Emergency hotline 24/7
- Access to the new mobile phone application (including GPS guidance).

The price does not include
- Dinner Day 1 and Day 7 in Turin.
- Local buses pass Day 2 and Day 7 between Aosta and Valsavarenche
- Pack lunches
- Drinks, tips and personal expenses
- Insurance for trip cancellation/interruption, lost/stolen baggage, or assistance.
- Everything not described as "included".
- If you register less 15 days before the start of the trip, the additional "last-minute" fees to process your application in time.

Other expenses
- All picnic lunches (about 10 to 12€ each day).
- Fuel and tolls ( 50 € to 70€).
- Hotel parking in Turin (25€), parking in Pian del Re (around € 10 per day.
- Entrances to monuments, museums.
- Insurance and deductible deductible for the rental vehicle (if option chosen).

Currencies

France and Italy are part of the Euro zone. You may find ATMs easily in the main cities and towns.
Better to have cash in the most remote areas to purchase extras (ex.: for drinks). Huts do not always accept credit cards.