- Spectacular alpine scenery
- Welcoming family-run hotel
- Traditional Valdôtaine food
Once the royal hunting reserve of Vittorio Emanuele II, the Gran Paradiso National Park is a wild landscape that offers some of the most stunning scenery in the Alps. The park takes its name from the Gran Paradiso Massif (4061m) and includes four different valleys, three of which are in the Italian region of Valle d'Aosta.
Based in the beautiful valley of Cogne, we have easy access to an incredible variety of snowshoe trails, winding their way through snowy woods, high mountain passes and alpine pastures, where we may even spot the elusive Alpine ibex and chamois.
Our home for the week is an old stone and wooden chalet converted into a charming hotel run by the welcoming Herren family. Nestled in the quaint hamlet of Valnontey, this comfortable hotel is surrounded by tumbling cracks of the peaks, making it the perfect base for an excellent snowshoeing week.
What makes this trip responsible?
As part of our commitment to Responsible Tourism and in an effort to keep reducing our carbon footprint, we have chosen to use public transport as much as possible throughout this itinerary. Our leaders are committed to Responsible Tourism and thanks to regularly training, they can help you reduce our impact on the environment and maximise the benefits to the local communities. Our accommodation for this trip is the Hotel La Barme, a small hotel with only 15 rooms, run by the friendly Harren family. The hotel restaurant offers delicious Valdotain specialties, prepared with local fresh ingredients. We always seek to make the most of the natural environment in its pristine state, rather than changing it. Snowshoeing is best suited to remote wilderness areas so the development of this alternative winter activity is key to the long-term survival of many mountain communities.
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Snowshoeing in Val Ferret