We (a family with 3 kids, younger is 9 years old) will arrive at June.
Are there walking treks (up to 3 hours wals) with lakes?
Is there snow there at June (saw in the pictures)?
Good morning and thanks for showing your interest in the Gran Paradiso National Park!
First of all some basic informations. The Park territory covers an area of around 173.000 acres for 5 valleys:
- 3 in Valle d'Aosta (Cogne, Rhêmes and Valsavarenche)
- 2 in Piedmont (Orco and Soana)
The first thing to do, indeed, is to find the Park side you're interested in: to help you make the choice our official website pngp (also in english) can be a good starting point but, in any case, we can already advice you that: among the Valle d'Aosta Valleys Cogne is definitely the most known and tourist one, Rhêmes is very quiet and particularly suitable for families and Valsavarenche is totally included in the Park (as we use to say, 100% nature!). In the Piedmont side, the Soana valley has the highest biodiversity rate and is very quiet as well, while Orco valley is definitely worth a climb until the Nivolet Hill.
It's very likely that in June still find some snow because in the Park the lakes are at 2200-2700 m. It's better to arrive in July. In the park several routes lead to the lakes. We recommend you Nivolet Hill (reached by car from the Piedmont side). It's possible to make excursions departing from the hill for very scenic hiking and with low gradient.
It's possible to be accompanied by the official and exclusive Park guide, (search for park interpreters on our website, from this page you'll be able to select the language spoken), so that you'll enjoy a guided tour in your mother tongue!
If, on the contrary, you wish to make hiking or trekking trails autonomously, you can find useful informations at the path and excursions section
For more informations and to get details, please contact directly the tourist secretaries of each side of the Park at the following addresses:
- Valle d'Aosta side +390165.753011 or
- Piedmont side +390124.901070
Enjoy your stay in Gran Paradiso!
NB: The area of the Park is totally included in a high mountain environment, so we remind you to check the weather, the temperatures and moreover the amount of snow, before leaving. You also need to have suitable clothes and shoes.
Dogs acceptance in the Park
Dogs can be walked on leads only at the bottom of the valley and, from the 15th of July to the 31st of August, also along some of the trails, in compliance with the Park's Regulation.
They cannot circulate freely in the Park because they could run into the wildlife causing a lot of stress as well as be carriers of dangerous diseases to the animals of the park.
If you have any other questions don't hesitate to contact us!
קבל תשובות מהירות מעובדי Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso ומאורחים שביקרו בה בעבר.