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The Italian Alps in summer: a large selection of activities

Written on : 25 October 2017

Hiking: the flagship activity of a memorable trip to the heart of the Italian Alps

The natural border of the Northern peninsula, the Italian Alps are a summer getaway destination for those who want to enjoy the clean air of the high peaks.

When summer comes, in the high mountains nature shines with a thousand colours, the opportunity for herds to graze peacefully in the valleys. At this time of the year, wild animals such as ibex and chamois are more visible on the steep slopes. In the air, the golden eagle regularly breaks the silence with its scream. Many hiking and biking trails today offer access to this preserved natural paradise, whether you are in the Valle d'Aosta, in Piedmont, in Lombardy or in the Dolomites.

Via Alpina is a valuable website that informs you of hiking trails that crisscross the Italian Alps. These courses are often cross-border and offer the opportunity to move to France or Switzerland. Other attractions of the Italian Alps, the lakes forge an enchanting landscape. In Lombardy, Lake Como has given birth to picturesque small towns like Lenno or Lecco. The other mythical lake of the region is in Piedmont, namely Lake Maggiore.

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Other activities to discover

If you have decided to get closer to the alpine lakes, a short boat trip to the inaccessible corners is an original way to soak up the beauty of Italy. Throughout your nature outings, do not miss the opportunity to photograph the beautiful landscapes.

If you are looking for excitement, paragliding is an activity to consider. Maniva, Rodella Pass and Castelluccio are some of the most spectacular sites. Regions like Oulx also offer tracks for quads.

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