Visiting the Park
The Val Grande is like a small Nepal at the threshold of civilization. Thanks to this peculiarity, the valley has become a National Park.
Every year, the Park Authority offers guided hikes, educational activities for schools, conferences, volunteer camps, summer camps for children and many other initiatives. You could stay in one of the Park municipalities, in modern and welcoming accommodations. And for those who want to stay longer in this wild area, some bivouacs have been built in the Park, recovering old stables and huts, to spend the night in a simple way, in the heat of a stove or the flame of the fireplace. The dawn lights welcome a new day of walking along the Val Grande paths that will bring back the hiker, regenerated and satisfied, to their daily rhythms, while the Val Grande remains there, with its sounds and silences, waiting for someone again.
Given its characteristic of wild and inaccessible area, the practicability of the paths, some of which are difficult, dangerous and not yet market, must be done with the utmost caution and with expert guides (Official Park Guides, Alpine Guides and qualified naturalistic guides).
The Park suggests the Nature Trails of the Park for people who are not very experienced, which offer the opportunity for interesting excursions of average difficulty. It is possible to stay in the municipalities near the Park or, for those who are engaged in multi-day treks, in the Park refuges and bivouacs.