Gran Paradiso: holidays and tours in the national park
For those who love the mountains organize holidays in Gran Paradiso National Park in Val d’Aosta is a great choice for staying in contact with nature.
Gran Paradiso National Park
The Gran Paradiso massif is a mountain range formed by the Gran Paradiso and the eastern part of the Alps Graie. It propagates the six valleys called Val di Cogne, Valsavarenche, Val Rhêmes, Orco Valley, Val Soana and Champorcher Valley and the area above the three thousand meters is occupied by glaciers.
The Gran Paradiso is with 4061 meters the highest peak of the mountain, following the ‘Herbetet with 3,778 meters and the Grivola with its 3,969 meters. In the nineteenth century this area was a hunting ground for the rulers of the House of Savoy including Vittorio Emanuele II that street had formed the Royal Reserve Gran Paradiso.
The mountains are the main Gran Paradiso 4,061 m, the Roc 4,026 m, 3,969 Grivola me the Piccolo Paradiso. Glaciers main glacier of the Tribulation, Great Valley Glacier and Glacier Laveciau. Rich endowment of mountain huts created to promote hiking at high altitudes among which it is worth remembering the refuge Vittorio Emanuele II and the refuge Vittorio Sella.
The Rifugio Vittorio Emanuele II is located on the shores of Lake Moncorvé in the heart of the National Park of Gran Paradiso to 2,732 m altitude. The most beaten path is the one that starts from the village of Pont which allows to reach the refuge in about 2 hours of walking and not rare chance to observe, in the last section, some goats and marmots.
The Vittorio Sella Refuge is located instead in Val di Cogne, picturesque valley of the Alps Graie, at 2,584 meters above sea level. Is reached by an easy trail starting from the center of Cogne with about 2:30 to walk average pace. L ‘Alta Via della Val d’Aosta number 2 is a hiking trail in the Aosta Valley which runs through several valleys including the Valley of Champorcher, Val di Cogne, Valsavarenche and Rhêmes Valley.
The first stretch of this path of high altitude through the Gran Paradiso National Park to arrive in Val Veny in front of a spectacular view of the Mont Blanc massif.