Valtellina

Hiking and Trekking holidays in Italy

Local Mountain Leader for your holidays in Italy. Discover nature and culture while trekking.

  • LAGO NERO AND LAGO KASTEL IN FORMAZZA VALLEY

    Black Lake in Formazza Valley

    Nice hike around alpine lakes and flowers

    On a hot july Sunday we went to Val Formazza, a valley located in northern Piedmont. Today I am taking a nice group of people for a beautiful hike. Today we will go to discovery a small alpine lake located at the foot of Mount Basodino 3.273 m which is on the border of Canton Ticino (Tessin) in Switzerland.

  • MONVISO TREKKING TOUR IN THREE DAYS

    Po river source

    Great panorama and surprising nature around the “Re di Pietra”, symbol of Piedmont

    Monviso is famous all over the world for its pyramid shape like Cervino or Matterhorn in german. During the clear sky days, usually in wintertime, it is visible from a large part of the Po Valley and the Ligurian and Piedmontese Apennines. This peak has always attracted climbers and hikers from all over the world.

    The tour around Monviso is a medium difficulty trekking that develops in an environment of great charm between great views and luxuriant nature. The Monviso area is also famous for its mists and clouds that often cover its mountains in the afternoons. With a nice group of hikers I organized this trek in September which is usually more stable in terms of climate. Unfortunately, that weekend the forecasts were not optimal, but as we say in Italian "Chi la dura la vince" which translated into English can be said: "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again".

  • CORTE BUE' AND MONTE FAIE'

    Mount Faie

    Hiking in the wilderness of the Valgrande National Park between panoramas and ancient villages.

    When we talk about wilderness in northern Italy we are talking about Valgrande National Park between Lake Maggiore and Ossola Valley in Northern Piedmont. With a nice group of hikers we went hiking into this “green lung” just 70 km from Milan!

  • BARBA FERRERO REFUGE AND ALPE TESTANERA

    Monte Rosa

    At the foot of Monte Rosa south face in Valsesia, Piedmont

    Monte Rosa, after Mont Blanc, is the second highest peak in the Alps. To tell the truth, Punta Doufur which is the highest in the Rosa massif would be the third highest peak because, just lower than the top of Mont Blanc, it would be the Mont Blanc of Courmayeur. If we talk about the entire massifs, which are, a group of peaks, then Monte Rosa is the second highest massif in the Alps.