Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso, Aosta

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Dramatic panoramic vistas and plentiful wildlife await you at Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso, an Italian national park set in a stunning Alpine landscape. Established in 1922 (making it Italy's first national park), the land is home to 4,000 alpine ibex, an endangered species that the park has been charged with protecting. Lush green rolling hills and valleys intertwine between the snow-capped peaks rising overhead. Weasels, hares, badgers, wolves, and chamois join the ibex here. You can explore easy hiking trails through the natural landscape, or it can also be traveled by bike. To visit Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso on your holiday in Aosta, and find out what else Aosta has to offer, use our Aosta trip itinerary builder .
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  • Including between the Aosta Valley and Piedmont, it is The oldest Italian national park. The name gives a good idea of what the park is: a Paradise of Nature! It mainly includes 5 valleys, covered by numerous hiking trails ranging from the flattest ones, suitable for everyone, to the steepest ones that lead to high altitude. Glaciers, vegetation, fauna, lakes and waterfalls are a joy for the body and mind! The only recommendation for those who have a four-legged friend is to consider that, with the exception of some trails, dogs cannot enter. The reason is explained both on the signs and on the site of the Park that reads: ".... Dogs cannot roam freely in the Park for two main reasons. The first relates to the direct disturbances that dogs, not kept on a leash, could cause to wildlife (particularly chamois and ibex, but also marmots and other mammals or birds), with pursuits or attempts to catch (causes of severe stress for the animals), if not of killings. The second reason for the ban is health, Our dogs are carriers of many dangerous pathologies for wildlife, some of which are also zoonosis, that is, diseases that can pass from animal to man."
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  • Great Paradise, no more: unspoiled nature between the massif of high mountains and streams that plunge into waterfalls. Paradise for hikers, climbers, MBK cyclists, but also for lovers of simple walks in the pure air
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  • Amazing place. Lots of animals , things to do in the nature , breathtaking views. Great hike to the refuge. A lot of small waterfalls as well if you hike during summer
  • Amazing mountain! It took me 6h from Emanuele hut to the summit and 4h back. You don’t need a guide to climb it but strong legs is a must!
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