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Parco Nazionale della Val Grande

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A true nirvana

An amazing and hugely expansive countryside to walk and get lost in your own thoughts, every where... read more

Reviewed September 9, 2017
Province of Milan, Italy
Peaceful place

Great place for hiking. We were in Val Grande for five days and didn't reach a half of the places... read more

Reviewed April 23, 2016
Kolin, Czech Republic
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Sep 9, 2017
“A true nirvana”
Apr 23, 2016
“Peaceful place”
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Reviewed September 9, 2017

An amazing and hugely expansive countryside to walk and get lost in your own thoughts, every where you look you find tranquility, surrounded by the foot hills of the local mountains, no matter which direction you walk in, it is a garden of eden in...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed April 23, 2016

Great place for hiking. We were in Val Grande for five days and didn't reach a half of the places we would like to see. It's very large area and you better plan your hike before. Biggest problem was the the maps we took in...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

The park is nice but you do need to have good nerves to reach the top by car ;). There are some walking pad of you go up from the village, and some nice swimming spot when you go down the mountain halfway

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed July 16, 2015

We hiked from Cicogna to Alpe Pra, it was about one hour uphill (we are fairly used to hiking but not particularly fit now). Alpe Pra is a great refugio - run by volunteers. They serve food and drinks at reasonable prices, and the view...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed November 19, 2014

The hiking we found was fantastic! We set our gps for the park from Stresa, took la left after Bieno and drove until we found a car park across from a small chapel (don't know the name of the town). We walked a few feet...More

Date of experience: November 2014
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Reviewed January 12, 2012

Val Grande is a large wilderness area in the Nothern Piedmont Alps, that turned into National Park in 1992. It's not for everyone. The trails are steep and sometimes not well marked, you need a map to hike around the park, and good mountain trekking...More

Date of experience: September 2011
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June 5, 2017|
Response from kayak62 | Reviewed this property |
Here some options: - CARTA NAZIONALE SVIZZERA 1:50.000, foglio 285 T - Domodossola. - Cartina Zanetti n. 54 Parco Nazionale Val Grande (III ed.) - Scala: 1:30.000 - Carta escursionistica ufficiale Parco Nazionale Val Grande... More
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Where to stay on west shore of LM and tours to national park (4 Replies)
Hi all: I've got a trip to Italy coming up in June (hourray!)to bike and hike. I think I've "narrowed" down my preferred base to somewhere on the west shore of Lago Maggiore. At first, I thought Stresa but I've read in this forum that it's very touristy and for old people. I'm young, travelling solo, am not keen on staying in a super touristy resort town and I'm on a budget, all of which make me think Stresa is not for me. I won't have a car and will be coming up from Milan. Is...More
April 06, 2009|
Response fromTravelChild|
Thanks Claire! The reason I chose that part of Italy is that I have never been there (I lived in Bologna for a few months so I have been to a lot of other places) and also because I want to bike and it seems safe there. I will look into Verbania, it seems a bit better than Stresa. It's too bad about the national park, but hopefully I will have enough time in the area to arrange a tour if I find one.