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Aosta Valley Hiking Tour

8 nights

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Hike high into the stellar mountains above the Aosta Valley

The Aosta Valley Hiking Tour is a breathtaking tour high into the mountains, exploring the Alps in the Piedmont region in northern Italy. You’ll explore awe-inspiring terrain and spend time enjoying the alpine villages that make the area so special.

This self-guided hiking tour begins in Aosta, a small town surrounded by an alpine valley. You’ll hike through to Lex Croux, surrounded by flower-filled meadows and mountains. Challenge yourself to ascend to the peaks of the Gran Paradiso- paradise indeed! Hiking west, pass over the slopes of the Valle d'Aosta, into the pastures where Fontina and Toma cheeses are made.

Kick back in a peaceful hamlet and sample some of that fine cheese before continuing up Oilletta Peak, where you can spot Mont Blanc just across the way. Then, the Aosta Valley Hiking Tour will take you along the Dora Baltea river, past vineyards and lovely churches. Feel the mist on your face at the waterfall of Lillaz, or dip your hand into the cool waters of Loie Lake.

Each part of the Aosta Valley Hiking Tour will inspire you, and you’ll never forget the beauty of this special region.

Highlights of the Aosta Valley Hiking Tour

Hike the most beautiful terrain in Piedmont, including forests, snowy peaks, and rolling meadows.
Explore quaint mountain villages hidden away from the hustle and bustle.
Rest your legs in comfortable, family-run accommodations.
Refuel with authentic, delicious Italian cuisine.

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From €668EUR
9 days / 8 nights
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Aosta Valley Hiking Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Aosta

Start your hiking trip of Valle d’Aosta in Aosta, a town nestled into an imposing mountain valley. The town is filled with remnants of the Romans, so peek through theatres, snap a photo of the Arch of Augustus, and revel in the peaceful atmosphere.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Aosta
Distance: None
Meals: None

Day 2 Hike from Les Croux to Homene Dessus

The first full day of your adventure begins with a transfer to the hilltop town of Les Croux, so prepare yourself for a steep climb. At 2,000m up, you’ll trek though flowered meadows surrounded by peaks and hills. Arrive at the hotel, which is tucked in next to a lone chapel.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Saint Pierre
Distance: 6 hours, 15 km, 984m elevation gain
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 Loop to Fallere Lake

Today’s hike is demanding, but you’ll have panoramic views to distract you the whole way through. Climb the peaks of the Gran Paradiso, and gaze across mountain villages from your little slice of paradise.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Saint Pierre
Distance: 6 hours, 17 km, 994m elevation gain
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 Hike to Saint Nicolas

For the next leg of your hiking trip through Valle d’Aosta, you’ll travel west above the valley. Traverse up to the pastures where Fontina and Toma cheeses are made. Then, hike down the slopes into the quaint mountain villages below. Make sure you try the local cheese with dinner tonight!
Overnight Location: Hotel in Saint Nicolas
Distance: 4 hours, 12 km, 653 m elevation gain
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 Hike from Saint Nicolas to Pointe Oilletta

Today, you’ll hike from Vens over abandoned gold mines to Oilletta Peak, 2,616m above sea level. The views up here are sublime, and you can see all the way over to the impressive Mont Blanc.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Saint Nicolas
Distance: 5 hours, 12 km, 963m elevation gain
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 Hike from Saint Nicolas to Villeneuve

Today, you’ll descend to the Dora Baltea River, where a welcome flat section lets you appreciate the change in vegetation and landscape fully. Pass by vineyards (maybe even stop in at one!), castles, churches, and lovely towns. You’ll travel to Cogne by bus or car to unwind the rest of the evening, perhaps with a hearty plate of pasta.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Cogne
Distance: 4 hours, 10 km, 1080m elevation gain
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 Lillaz loop

Start the morning with a hike to Lillaz, a beautiful mountain town. Feel the mist of the nearby waterfalls on your skin before resting for a moment at Loie Lake. Dip your feet in the cold, clear waters before hiking up past more lakes to the Urtier Valley. After a blissful day, you’ll be bussed back to your hotel.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Cogne
Distance: 5.5 hours, 11 km, 900m elevation gain
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8 Hike Gimillan to Colle Tsa Setse and back

The last full day of your hiking adventure through Valle d’Aosta begins on a lovely trail to Colle Tsa Setse. Keep an eye out for alpine marmots (and keep your snacks secure) as you admire views across Gran Paradiso. You’ll descend back through the cool forest, and then it’s time to relax with dinner and a glass of local wine.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Cogne
Distance: 5 hours, 13 km, 1134m elevation gain
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 Farewell, Cogne!

You’ll enjoy a final breakfast in the mountains before the official end of the Aosta Valley Hiking Tour comes to an end.
Overnight Location: None
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast

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Aosta Valley Hiking Tour Price and Dates

This self-guided hiking tour in Valle d’Aosta is always run as a custom tour for your group only, therefore the prices depend on the season and whether you are staying in a single, double or a triple room. The best time to travel to Italy for the Aosta Valley Hiking Tour is from June through September, when the weather is most moderate in the mountains.

Prices of Self-guided Aosta Valley Hiking Tour

Have your own private tour with just your group! The departure is available at any day of the week. Prices below are per person:
Departure on June 1st – 23rd:

  • Price per person staying in single room (min 1 traveler): €863 EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): €770 EUR
  • Price per person staying in double room (min 2 travelers): €713 EUR
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travelers):€668 EUR

Departure on June 24th – July 24th:

  • Price per person staying in single room (min 1 traveler): €951 EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): €859 EUR
  • Price per person staying in double room (min 2 travelers): €798 EUR
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travelers):€751 EUR

Departure on July 25th – August 31st:

  • Price per person staying in single room (min 1 traveler): €978 EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): €885 EUR
  • Price per person staying in double room (min 2 travelers): €820 EUR
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travelers):€773 EUR

Departure on September 1st – 15th:

  • Price per person staying in single room (min 1 traveler): €863 EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): €770 EUR
  • Price per person staying in double room (min 2 travelers): €713 EUR
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travelers):€668 EUR
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Accommodation on the Aosta Valley Hiking Tour

This tour is based in 2 & 3-star hotels and B&Bs. The hotels offer pleasant rooms with ensuite bathrooms and family ownership. Rooms are double occupancy, and single travelers will pay a supplement. In some cases, accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other, comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
Solo travellers must pay a supplement that varies based on the season and the size of the group (please check Dates and Prices for more info). However, it’s sometimes possible to match single travellers up.

Hotels on Standard Tour

Hotel Cecchin in Aosta ★★★

Hotel Cecchin is right in the centre of Aosta, steps away from the Arch of Augustus. The rooms are cozy and the owners are lovely.

Agriturismo Les Ecureuils in Saint Pierre

This farmhouse B&B has an excellent view of the mountains. The rooms offer free WiFi and balconies, and the restaurant is great.

Albergo Vagneur in Saint Nicolas ★★

This hotel offers a beautiful terrace, and the rooms are designed in typical Aosta Valley style. The staff here are very kind.

Hotel Grauson in Cogne ★★★

Hotel Grauson offers a nice bar, Alpine-style rooms with TVs, and central heating.

What’s included in the Aosta Valley Hiking Tour?

Meals

8 breakfasts and 7 dinners are included.

Accommodations

Accommodation for 8 nights is included.

Transportation during the Tour

This tour includes one personal transfer (day 2) and 3 luggage transfers (day 2, 4 and 6). Please note, that you are responsible for any other transfers not mentioned here.

Also Included

  • Route guides and notes
  • Maps and detailed information packs
  • 24/7 telephone guidance and support

Not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Lunches and dinners or drinks and snacks not previously mentioned
  • Tourist taxes
  • Personal equipment

Optional Extras

  • Any additional nights before or after tour
  • Airport transfers

Frequently Asked Questions about Aosta Valley Hiking Tour

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S-Cape Travel is a boutique tour operator focused on sharing the best walking, cycling, cultural and food & wine tours in Europe. Book one of their self-guided tours to live La Dolce Vita for a week or two, as you walk or cycle around Europe, enjoying incredible views and amazing food and wine.

Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour as a 4 / 5. You will hike fair distances with considerable elevation gain, but routes are generally easy to follow.

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