Parco Nazionale della Val Grande

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Parco Nazionale della Val Grande

Parco Nazionale della Val Grande
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jhoakwood
Province of Milan, Italy66 contributions
A true nirvana
Sep 2017 • Solo
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 every respect. You can wander down to the shore line areas of the main river and take a moment, or you can just simply walk for miles, although the terrain is good for biking and horse riding alike. Live everything it changes with the seasons and the wild life you see whilst pottering along is amazing, anything from herons to wild deer and stags, ducks and geese, the list is endless. No matter what the weather it is has a definite pull factor to just get out there and wander.
Written September 9, 2017
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Stefan K
Kolin, Czech Republic231 contributions
Peaceful place
Sep 2015 • Friends
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 information center wasn't actual. There were routes which doesn't exist. We compared maps with other hikers we meet and there were couple of differences.
It is great place for hiking and especially bivouacs are stunning. You'll find water and a fireplace near almost every bivouac.
It's quiet and peaceful place. Ideal for relaxation.
Best vacation ever.
Written April 24, 2016
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ANkiem
Amsterdam, The Netherlands154 contributions
Nice!
Jul 2015
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
Written July 26, 2015
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jasminkoriander
Oslo, Norway27 contributions
From Cicogna to Alpe Pra
Jul 2015 • Couples
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 up there is fantastic! One, big sleeping room with bunk beds for around 14 people, and some were tenting outside. Shower with hot water available at no extra cost. When we were there, the hosts spoke little English, it was helpful to have a little parlour. We returned to Cicogna the next day via the village of Pogallo - this took about three hours, lot of down hill first part. Opportunities for swimming in rock pools along the way from Pogallo to Cicogna, very nice!
Written July 16, 2015
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njtraveler365
New Jersey55 contributions
Gorgeous
Nov 2014 • Couples
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 up the road and took the wide trail to the left. From there we hiked up and found ourselves walking along a trail that is actually the top of a water management system that collects water off the mountain. It is an amazing bit of engineering as well as a lovely hike. We were there in thee rainy season, so there were lots of waterfalls along the largely flat trail.
Written November 19, 2014
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kayak62
Suno, Italy1,130 contributions
Wilderness, nature and great sceneries
Sep 2011
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 skills.
But the reward is great. No cars, no villages, few people met on the trails. Just nature. Wild mountains, steep valleys, great view over Lake Maggiore and the Alps around.
For sleeping there are typical mountain huts, which can be used for free, where you can stay overnight if you have brought a sleeping bag with you.
I love this park. I spend several days every year hiking around its incredible trails.
More info on the official website:
http://www.parcovalgrande.it/Eindex.php
Written January 12, 2012
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