Italy and France Alps - Maritime and Mercantour Natural Parks
Wolf Trails - Guided or Self Guided Hiking Tour

Maritime Alps Trekking Tour - Italy and France 660€

A wonderful hike on the Wolf Trails to discover the pristine Maritime Alps and Mercantour Natural parks, in self guided option or accompanied by expert hiking guides.

DURATION

5 days / 4 nights
On request, it is possible to extend the Maritime Alps hiking tour.
Or check also our other hiking itineraries in the Alps and beyond!


WHERE

Departure from San Giacomo di Entraque, Piedmont - Italy


LEVEL

Medium. Suitable for hikers in normal shape, capable to walk up to 5 hours on normal mountain trails. About +800 m. gap per day.
Program can be modified according to your experience and fitness level.


RECOMMENDED PERIOD

From mid-June to mid-September.


TOUR TYPE

Maritime Alps hiking tour with guides or in self-guided option with maps and GPS, and overnight stays in mountain huts. Luggage transfer optional.

Tour Maritime Alps Trekking Hiking

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The magnificent trek called “Trekking del Lupo”, the Wolves trek, a round hiking tour which follows in the “footsteps of the wolves” through two natural parks and their pristine ecosystem: the Italian Maritime Alps park in Piedmont and the Mercantour Park in France.
  • Visit of two centres specialised to introduce you to the life, habits and the history of this magnificent animal with possibility to observe the wolves.
  • A breathtaking landscape with lakes, forests, waterfalls and high peaks, with abundance of wildlife as chamois, ibexes, marmots and gipeto.
  • The trail doesn’t require any techinical ability but only a good attitude to walk and be able to walk on the described gap and lenght.
  • Overnight stays in small hotels and welcoming mountain huts
  • Expert hiking guides during the whole tour or in self guided option with maps and GPS points
  • On request, customize the Wolf Trekking tour program according to your time and pace.

Tour Maritime Alps Trekking Hiking

PROGRAM

1st Day
Arrival in San Giacomo di Entracque (1213 m.) in Maritime Alps Natural Park.
On request we can oganize a private transfer from your previous destination in Italy yo Terme di Valdieri.
First stage will be the “Wolves and Men” Center in San Giacomo to uderstand more about the wolf in the Alps and the human interaction with him.
Then you will walk up to Rifugio Soria Ellena mountain hut (1840 m, about 2h30 min, +630 m. gap, 6 km).
According to your arrival time it will be possible to do some other excursion around the mountain hut.
Meals : B/L/D

2nd Day
Going up to pass Colle di Finestra (2471 m.) you will enter in France territory and Mercantour National Parc to reach then the pass Ladres (2448 m.) and then the lake Trecolpas (2150 m.). Descent to Le Boreon village and accommodation in local mountain hotel. In the afternoon visit of the “Centro Alpha Loup” about wolves in the Alps.
About 6h trekking, +630 m. gap, 12 km.
Meals : B/L/D

3rd Day
In the morning you will start to hike to pass Col de Ciriegia (2543 m.), with great views over the peaks Argentera, Matto and Nasta. Back in Italy and Maritime Alps Natural Park you will continue your hike to reach Rifugio Elena moutain hut (1834 m.).
About 5h30min trekking, +1070 m. gap, 7,5 km.
Meals : B/L/D

4th Day
From the hut you will go up to pass Colletto di Valasco (2429 m.), a great panoramic balcony over Argentera peak (3297 m.), the highes in the Maritime Alps. Descent to reach the Rifugio Questa mountain hut, perfectly located above a lake and surrounded by beautiful peaks.
About 4h trekking, +850 m. gap, 8,5 km.
Meals : B/L/D

5th Day
From Rifugio Questa you will follow a trail passing by several mountain lakes as Portette, Claus and Valscura, to descent then in the bucolic Valasco Plateau and the castle shape Rifugio Valasco (1763 m.). A last easy walk wil bring you to the Terme di Valdieri village (1368 m), famous for the termal baths.
A final transfer will bring you back to San Giacomo di Entraque, from where you can continue to your next destination.
About 4h trekking, +250 m. / -1270 m. gap, 8,5 km.
Meals : B/L/-

TAILOR-MADE YOUR EXPERIENCE

Program can be modified according to your needs and ideas. Contact us to receive your tailor-made price and itinerary based on your expectations!
Check out other outdoor activities and tour in Piedmont Alps.

DO YOU NEED PRIVATE TRANSFERS?

If you need a private transfer to reach the starting point, we can provide a private car with driver to pick you up from your destination. Contact us to receive more information!

Tour Maritime Alps Trekking Hiking

PRIVATE TOUR

Possible every day
Self-guided : 660 euro per person / with 2 participants
With Guide : 920 euro per person / with 4 participants

The Maritime alps hiking tour can be organized both for individuals or private groups.
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WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • 1 Overnight stay in small hotel, accommodation in double room with bathroom
  • 3 Overnight stays in mountain hut, accommodation in double room or shared room with shared bathroom (according to availability)
  • Breakfasts and dinners as indicated in the detailed program
  • Itinerary with Maps and GPS points (for self guided option)
  • Transfer on day 5
  • 5 days of trekking with certified English, French and Italian speaking hiking guide and his/her expenses (for option with guide)
  • Phone assistance during your tour

EXTRAS ON REQUEST

  • Luggage Transfers, starting from 120 euro per person
  • Transfers to and from the beginning/ending point of the hiking tour
  • Extra nights in hotel, B&B or mountain hut in Maritime Alps area
  • Extra hiking days
  • Other outdoor activities in Piedmont Alps

Prices on request

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

  • Transfers to/from tour starting point
  • Meals not indicated
  • Insurance
  • Clothing and equipment
  • Whatever is not in the “what is included” sectionr

Tour Trekking Alps Italy

EQUIPMENT

During your Maritime Alps trekking tour you will need to bring just a 30-40 lt. backpack with clothing and other few essential stuff.
As you will have always a place to sleep with blankets you don’t need to bring along with you a sleeping bag, but just a light inlet sheet for overnights in mountain hut (if you don’t have it is possible to buy directly in mountain huts).
Usually a 10 kg backpack is what you should pack to have a reasonable weight and space for clothing.
Read our hiking clothing and equipment list to figure out, and if you can try to do some excursion at home with this kind of luggage, so you can get used to it.
Remember that during the Maritime Alps trekking tour it's possible to wash t-shirts or underwear in the huts and hotels, so you don’t need to bring too much of them! Just bring some soap!

On request it's possible to have luggage transfer every day. Contact us to receive more information and prices.

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Additional Info

  • Destinations: Piedmont
  • Activities: Hiking and Trekking
  • Page Title: Wolf Trekking Tour - Maritime Alps and Mercantour Parks - Hiking in Italy Alps

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