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TOUR 8: Aosta Valley Tour

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Tour Description:

The Aosta Valley, the smallest region in Italy, is dotted with the highest peaks in the Alps. It is the ideal destination for anyone who enjoys alpine life. It is a perfect place for visitors seeking outdoor experiences in nature while exploring history and traditions. It is a mountainous autonomous region in northwestern Italy. It is bordered by Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France, to the west, Valais, Switzerland, to the north, and by Piedmont, Italy, to the south and east. The regional capital is Aosta.

Nestled in the heart of the Italian Alps, Gran Paradiso National Park is the jewel of Piedmont and Aosta, and one of the finest hiking destinations in Italy. The park itself covers 700 square kilometers of magnificent territory, boasting classic alpine terrain, dramatic views, and endless hiking. It’s truly a hiker’s paradise.

Join us in September and see what’s on the other side of the Matterhorn and Swiss Alps. Come back in time to a place that keeps the body moving and the spirit soaring.

Tour Cost:

$5.250; single supplement: $450


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    your vacation or for more details.



    September 20 – October 1, 2023 - 11 Nights

    Base Villages: Torgnon, Cogne and La Salle


    The Aosta Valley is in northern Italy near Swiss and Italian Borders

    • September 20: Meet in Milan and take bus to Torgnon
    • September 21-23: Hike above Chantorne, Cheneil
    • September 24: Bus to Cogne
    • September 25-27: Hike above Lillaz, Gimillan and Valnontey
    • September 28: Bus to La Salle and free day to explore or enjoy the hotel spa
    • September 29: Hike above La Joux 
    • September 30: Hike above La Visaille
    • October 1: Return to Milan by train or on to your next destination

    Tour Highlights & Details:

    Hotels:
    – Torgnon: Hotel Zerbion
    – Cogne: Hotel Sant’Orso
    – La Salle: Relais Mont Blanc Hotel and Spa

    Itinerary:

    With this 11-night excursion you will experience hiking in the Gran Paradiso National Park, Italy’s first national park. Aosta Valley is known for the iconic, snow-capped peaks such as Matterhorn, Mont Blanc, Monte Rosa and Gran Paradiso, it is absolutely beautiful and remote and unspoiled. It’s southern exposure is great for fall hiking. 

    The area of the park is 700 sq.km. split between the Aosta Valley and Piedmont regions. The southwest border of the park coincides with the French-Italian state border where on the French side, the park is continued by the Vanoise National Park. Italian Gran Paradiso National Park, French Vanoise National Park, and Mont Blanc massif together constitute major part of the Graian Alps.

    HIGHLIGHTS – Torgnon: Col Fenetre and Becca d’Aver, Col de Nana and Becca di Trecare 

    HIGHLIGHTS – Cogne: Urtier Valley and Lake Loie, Rifugio Grauson and Lake Corona Valnontey and Casolari dell’Herbetet Alpe Money 

    HIGHLIGHTS – La Salle: Rutor Waterfalls and Rifugio Deffeyes Mont Fortin and Col de Chavanne. Miage Lakes and Rifugio Elisabetta Courmayeur, Italy’s oldest mountain resort Rifugio Bertone and Mont de la Saxe

    Guides: Shannon Harris, Navita Shyam, Cristiano Berta, and Carrie Carlquist

    Call 478/714-0829 to book your vacation or for more details.