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Distance8.53mi Vertical gain+2740ft Vertical drop-3396ft Duration5h55 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Oncino - Province de Cuneo

This stage gives you a frontline view over Monte Viso on one side and Pô prairie (plaine du Pô) on the other. Then a climb through Vallanta's small green valley.

Distance6.61mi Vertical gain+1732ft Vertical drop-1716ft Duration4h20 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Castellammare Del Golfo - Province de Trapani

A walk without real difficulty around a circuit, with beautiful scenery and beautiful coves for swimming in the Zingaro Nature Reserve, situated between Scopello and San Vito Lo Capo in Sicily.

Distance6.72mi Vertical gain+3734ft Vertical drop-1404ft Duration5h50 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Bobbio Pellice - Province de Torino

The second stage of our trek around Monte Viso starts with a hike through green foliage at the bottom of the valley. Then a passage through beautiful alpine pastures near a delightful little lake. Stunning view point at Col Sellière.

Distance3.32mi Vertical gain+2959ft Vertical drop-108ft Duration3h40 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in La Thuile (Province de Aosta) - Province de Aosta

A trek across the Gran Paradiso passing through the 5 surrounding valleys.

Distance2.31mi Vertical gain+180ft Vertical drop-394ft Duration1h10 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Sant' Alfio - Province de Catania

A gentle wander north of Etna (a few kilometres at low altitude), offering a glimpse of the terrain and its vegetation. The eruption that created the seven Sartorius crates dates back to the late nineteenth century, nature has partially returned to this area.

Distance9.33mi Vertical gain+1394ft Vertical drop-3730ft Duration5h20 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Pontechianale - Province de Cuneo

Beautiful stage, green at first, covered by neve at the pass then very floral in Guil Valley.

Distance4.41mi Vertical gain+1184ft Vertical drop-1168ft Duration2h55 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Petralia Sottana - Province de Palermo

Pizzo Carbonara is the highest point of the Madonie massif, in good conditions it provides beautiful views of the sea and out to Etna.

Distance5.48mi Vertical gain+1132ft Vertical drop-1132ft Duration3h20 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Custonaci - Province de Trapani

A circuit near Trapani. A first part along the beachfront by the cliffs: a watchtower, a small chapel and a small cave, a “tonnara”. Then follows a small climb to head up a pass between Monte Cofano and marble quarries with beautiful views.

Distance12.56mi Vertical gain+1339ft Vertical drop-1316ft Duration6h45 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in San Fratello - Province de Messina

Hiking without technical difficulty in the forests of the massif of Nebrodi to Lago Biviere and passing by Lago Maulazzo. We constantly follows a more or less good track on the north and west slopes of Monte Soro, one of the peaks of the Sicilian mountains.

Distance2.77mi Vertical gain+604ft Vertical drop-440ft Duration1h45 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Bionaz - Province de Aosta

Warm-up walk to reach the Prarayer refuge along the right bank of the lake.

Distance97.02mi Vertical gain+38143ft Vertical drop-37680ft Duration10 days Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Bionaz - Province de Aosta

Undertaken over 10 days, this circuit around the Matterhorn is outstanding. Each day it takes you over the 4000 m peaks of this alpine range. As it is located in 2 countries, Italy and Switzerland, it also brings you into contact with three European languages: Italian, German and also French in Valais in Switzerland.

Distance3.61mi Vertical gain+3609ft Vertical drop-725ft Duration4h15 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Bionaz - Province de Aosta

Stage starting in pasture which quickly heads into the high mountains passing through the Valcornera pass.

Distance12.01mi Vertical gain+5151ft Vertical drop-4665ft Duration9h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Valtournenche - Province de Aosta

Discover the giant that resides here, the splendid Matterhorn itself, before getting a closer look in the evening at the Gandeg cabin.

Distance9.08mi Vertical gain+2854ft Vertical drop-5892ft Duration6h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Prali - Province de Torino

2nd stage is entirely in Italy allowing you to walk alongside the many military buildings that protect the nearby border. The long descent before the shelter lets you enjoy the Italian pastures that appear much greener than the French. This is due to the more abundant moisture from this side of the border.

Walking Croce Chabriere (Download : PDF)
Distance5.04mi Vertical gain+2989ft Vertical drop-2959ft Duration4h30 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Bardonecchia - Province de Torino

Above Bardonecchia, this cross has a particularly striking view of the winding road connecting the exit from the Fréjus tunnel to the Italian cities, beginning with Turin.

Distance8.48mi Vertical gain+3766ft Vertical drop-3675ft Duration6h40 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Acceglio - Province de Cuneo

Last stage of this trek around Chambeyron mountain range, taking you back to France through Col de Sautron. You'll find yourself in superb wildlife setting when arriving at the pass.

Distance9.04mi Vertical gain+1598ft Vertical drop-3904ft Duration5h20 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Pontechianale - Province de Cuneo

This stage involves a pass with neves and crossing Refuge du Viso high berm then Guil valley.

Distance47.79mi Vertical gain+22395ft Vertical drop-22297ft Duration7 days Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in La Thuile (Province de Aosta) - Province de Aosta

It may not be true paradise but it certainly is heavenly. An exceptional group trek carried out in July 2011 which allows you to explore the Val D'aoste valleys ending with a balcony trail to Gran Paradiso summit.

Distance8.28mi Vertical gain+3757ft Vertical drop-6788ft Duration6h30 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in La Thuile (Province de Aosta) - Province de Aosta

A long and difficult stage due to the ascension of 2 passes.

Distance7.18mi Vertical gain+3058ft Vertical drop-417ft Duration5h30 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Arvier - Province de Aosta

A Trek through Valgrisenche with a view over the large village dam.

Distance3.83mi Vertical gain+1621ft Vertical drop-3763ft Duration2h55 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Valgrisenche - Province de Aosta

Fourth stage between Valgisenche and Val de Rheme.

Distance8.16mi Vertical gain+4446ft Vertical drop-4475ft Duration7h00 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Rhemes-Notre-Dame - Province de Aosta

Another valley trek, the aim of today is Valsavarenche.

Distance8.7mi Vertical gain+5702ft Vertical drop-2871ft Duration8h10 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Valsavarenche - Province de Aosta

From Valsavaranche to Val de Cogne in the middle of a herd of chamois.

Distance8.33mi Vertical gain+853ft Vertical drop-3875ft Duration4h25 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Cogne - Province de Aosta

Spectacular view over Gran Paradiso.

Distance7.09mi Vertical gain+2789ft Vertical drop-2762ft Duration5h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Valgrisenche - Province de Aosta

Nestled at the foot of Tête du Ruitor and its glaciers, within a beautiful setting, Saint-Grat Lake is the highlight of any hike in its own right. Through the final twists and turns before the lake, the slope is smooth and the route straightforward. The next climb much steeper, leading to Refuge Adami gives you a stunning view point.

Walking Lac du Vuert (Download : PDF)
Distance8.52mi Vertical gain+2920ft Vertical drop-2890ft Duration6h00 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Valgrisenche - Province de Aosta

A two part hike. First up the Doire de Valgrisenche, a steady slope offering a leafy, green landscape. From the refuge, the landscape becomes essentially mineral and the slope steeper all the way to Vuert's small perched lake. Stunning high mountain surroundings.

Distance7.81mi Vertical gain+2500ft Vertical drop-3179ft Duration5h25 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Oncino - Province de Cuneo

Italian stage through wild upper valleys and rocky wasteland, scattered by beautiful mountain lakes, consistantlyaround Monte Viso.

Distance9.95mi Vertical gain+5620ft Vertical drop-4774ft Duration8h40 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Bobbio Pellice - Province de Torino

Quite a long high mountain stage today, set in a mineral landscape passing through "les sources du Pô" and near beautiful mountain lakes. Exploring the north-east side of Monte Viso (3841m) will be the highlight.

Distance5.89mi Vertical gain+3127ft Vertical drop-2402ft Duration5h00 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Bobbio Pellice - Province de Torino

3rd and last stage of this Franco-Italian circuit. It meets with a variation of the Queyras circuit above the Jervis Refuge to reach Valpréveyre by the Col d’Urine.