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The Grand Paradiso.
Gran Paradiso.
Alta Via 2 Treks y excursiones de un día.
Idioma: INGLÉS.
Autor: Gillian Price.
1ª edición.
Publicado 11 Marzo 2008.
Dimensiones 17.2 x 11.6 x 1.5 cm.
Front Cover (1).
Location Map (1).
Overview Maps (1).
Sample Routes (2).
Sample Photos (6).
Seasons: May to October (high altitude refuges open late June to late September). Accommodation busiest in August.Centres: Tiny Valnontey, Valsavarenche, Eaux Rousses, Rhêmes-Notre-Dame, Valgrisenche, La Thuile, Ronco Canavese, Ceresole Reale. Difficulty: All routes graded: from paths suitable for all to routes requiring alpine experience, with steep and/or exposed sections. 12-day Alta Via 2 is strenuous but suitable for experienced walkers. Must See: The walking is wonderful and the alpine wildlife and flowers amongst the best anywhere.
The Gran Paradiso sits in the Valle d’Aosta, in northwestern Italy, a marvellous region of magical mountains and rugged desolate valleys, verging on pristine wilderness. It is a mere alpine chough’s flight from the Mont Blanc, Monte Rosa and Matterhorn ranges, landmark giants that can be seen from the many scenic passes and lookouts visited during this guide. Despite its attractions, the park is relatively undiscovered. Walkers can often enjoy unforgettable days on excellent trails through spectacular valleys all to themselves, even at the height of the summer season.

This guide does not purport to cover the whole of the Gran Paradiso and southern Valle d’Aosta comprehensively. The itineraries explore highlights and special places to whet walking appetites. With a map and a sense of adventure, you will be able to concoct scores of other delightful walks.

The guide begins with the superb long-distance route, Alta Via 2. It lends itself to numerous variations and each stage could be followed as a day walk. The successive chapters of the guide contain walks suitable for visitors who prefer to make their base in a valley hotel or campsite and embark on shorter excursions. A handful of excellent traverses is also included, brilliant routes that convey walkers to wild exhilarating heights and act as links between the inhabited valleys. Suggestions are given for combining these into a further series of long-distance routes.

Description of the Alta Via 2 Trek and a range of 28 walks from gentle strolls to full scale traverses of the region. The Gran Paradiso is a protected national park. It is accessible from France and northern Italy. A range of deep valleys and passes give excellent walking. Refuge and valley accommodation is plentiful.