italian-alps-grand-paradiso-hiking-tour

Self-guided

Hiking

lvl. 4
Appli Mon Roadbook
Mountain hut with shared rooms
Réf : E3G8
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

  • Hike the entire time through Gran Paradiso National Park: no transfer necessary.

  • Enjoy amazing views of Mt. Blanc, the Matterhorn, and Mt. Rose.

  • Experience Italian hospitality to its fullest from one mountain hut to another

  • The "Mon Roadbook" mobile application is available for this tour.

The mountain itself, Gran Paradiso Peak, rises to a lofty 4061 meters elevation, and is as strikingly beautiful as Mt. Blanc or the Matterhorn, its high-altitude neighbors to the north and northeast. The peak marks the high point of southern half of Aosta Valley and the sub range that bears its name. The area's well-preserved mountain valleys provide access to Europe's very first national park (created in 1922), and a genuine sanctuary (and savior) for the alpine ibex. Marvel in every moment you spend hiking through the park's beautifully stunning terrain carved to perfection by glaciers past and present.

Your choice of lodging + Luggage transfers

Mountain hut with shared rooms From mid-June to late September

With luggage transfers From 1025 € * Book / Enquire Devis
Without luggage transfers From 760 € * 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

Mountain hut with shared rooms
Price per person
Without luggage transfersWith luggage transfers
Single seasonSingle season
2 people
1 shared room
770 €1300 €
3 people
1 shared room
760 €1125 €
4 people
1 shared room
760 €1025 €
5 people
1 shared room
755 €975 €
6 people
1 shared room
755 €925 €
  • Single season : From 13 Jun 2020 through 23 Sep 2020

Prices from june to september 2021 - Prices for this year are being calculated, amounts shown are an estimation

Mountain hut with shared rooms
Price per person
Without luggage transfersWith luggage transfers
Single seasonSingle season
2 people
1 shared room
770 €1300 €
3 people
1 shared room
760 €1125 €
4 people
1 shared room
760 €1025 €
5 people
1 shared room
755 €975 €
6 people
1 shared room
755 €925 €
  • Single season : From 13 Jun 2021 through 23 Sep 2021

Pricing

The price includes / does not include

The price includes
- Accommodations as described: 7 nights: 3 nights in hotels and 4 nights in mountain huts / dormitoires.
- Meals: 7 breakfasts and 5 dinners (on your own in Aosta.
- Transporting your bags if you choose this option (not available Day 2 and Day 5)
- 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
- Transportation to the meeting point at the start of the trip and from the point where the trip officially ends.
- Dinner Day 1 in Martigny and Day 7 in Aosta
- Local buses pass Day 2 and Day 7 between Aosta and Valsavarenche
- Pack lunches
- Shower in those huts that charge a fee.
- 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.
- The optional "climbing Gran Paradiso Peak (4061m)" after the end of your official trip.

Other expenses
- All picnic lunches (about 10 to 12€ each day)
- Local buses pass Day 2 and Day 7 between Aosta and Valsavarenche (about 4€ each)
- Transfers by local shuttle between Valgrisenche and Rhêmes-Notre-Dame (Breuil) if conditions make Col Fenêtre Pass too dangerous to cross on foot.

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.

During your trip

Additional services : during your trip

Climbing Gran Paradiso Peak (4061m)
You have the option of extending your stay two additional days to climb Gran Paradiso Peak with a high-mountain guide. At the end of your trek (Day 7), continue on your way to the Tetras-Lyre Hut, just a fifteen-minute walk from the parking lot in Pont. You will eat dinner and spend the night there.

Day 1 / Tetras-Lyre Hut - Vittorio-Emanuele II Hut
The climb to Vittorio-Emanuele-II Hut (2735 m) follows a well-marked and well-maintained trail. The hut serves as the main base camp for people climbing the standard route up Gran Paradiso Peak. Enjoy the typical warm, welcoming, and often festive Italian atmosphere at the hut. Meet your guide here. He or she will take the time to explain the gear you will use, in addition to the basic safety and orienteering techniques needed for summer mountaineering. Eat dinner and spend the night in the hut.
Approach hike: 2.5 hours. Vertical gain: 750m.

Day 2 / Vittorio-Emanuele II Hut - summit of Gran Paradiso Peak
Rise before dawn. With as light a pack on your back as possible, start by headlamp on your way to climbing to the summit of Gran Paradiso Peak (4061m)! A line of headlamps will likely light the way up the peak's standard route, which ascends a relatively easy glacier to a saddle just below the summit. From there, a short bit of climbing along a rocky ridge takes to you the summit proper and its legendary statue of the Virgin Mary. Your descent back down to the valley takes the same route and trail. Say goodbye to your guide at the end of the afternoon.
Hiking time: 7 to 9 hours. Vertical gain: 1300m. Vertical drop: 2100m.

Price includes
- Accommodations in a mountain hut (2 nights).
- 2 breakfasts and dinners
- Guide services by a state-certified high-mountain guide (one guide for up to 4 clients).
- All technical safety gear for the climb (harness, crampons, ice axe, and helmet).

Your expenses for both days:
- Picnic lunches and snacks for both days.
- Drinks and tips.