Nature loving hikers have always held the Italian Alps as paradise as they get a chance to explore the protected areas which houses eagles, ibex and vultures and the hikers enjoy the real challenge of negotiating the spiralling Sciora peaks.
A hiking holiday in the Italian Alps is the right choice for you if you are keen to explore the real Alps that lay hidden under the innumerable ski resorts and/or if you intend to come face-to-face with the rugged yet beautiful nature of the Italian Alps.
The Dolomites Guided Walk which is also known as Hiking in the Pale Mountains inspires thousands of climbers and walkers every year. The Dolomites are basically a chain of mountains in Northern Italy and it has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hikers love to walk between the jagged spires and the scenery is simply breathtaking in nature. The sheer beauty of the landscape will enthral you and the unique combination of cultures, food and welcoming accommodation will surely leave an indelible impression on your mind.
The 7-day Dolomite Guided Hiking Tour is a must if you want to explore the alpine lakes, woods and the vistas. It is a very challenging trek although it is not technically difficult but there are a few climbs that will really set the adrenaline pumping a bit. The hiking tours are usually very well organized leaving no room for complaints whatsoever. The luggage is usually carried by mule and the trails involve at least 4 hours of non-consecutive walk per day. You may also opt for a self-guided tour with/without luggage transfer.
For accommodation, choice is limited to mountain refuges and dormitories. They are very welcoming and will take good care of you. One of the better known accommodation options in the Dolomites is the Rosa Alpina Hotel & Spa from where you can witness a beautiful sun rise over the rugged Dolomites. If you do stay here do not miss their pancakes and risotto; they are simply delicious!
If you love adventures and hiking is in your blood then you may opt for a lesser known walk than the Dolomites but much more enjoyable – the Gran Paradiso Adventure. It is one hiking trail which is worth doing and is worth the 5 hours of non-consecutive walk per day. It is a real wilderness experience as the hikers walk through the rugged valleys which is full of wildflowers, the snow-covered passes and the glacial lakes. Gran Paradiso is the 1st national park in Italy and it affords stunningly beautiful views of Mont Blanc and Matterhorn. There is absolutely no comparison for these views and when you walk through the trails we guarantee that you will definitely come across more wild animals than humans. And, lest we forget, you will get a chance to view the reclusive alpine ibex and chamois en route.
The accommodation options are comfortable although it is mainly restricted to dormitory. However, we suggest you opt to stay in Mountain Hotel Gran Paradiso which is at a height of 2000m and is one of the few hotels that is located right inside the national park. the best time to take this trail is during autumn just before the first winter snow. …