The GIROPARCHI HIKING MAP is the new map to navigate the network of nature trails through the Gran Paradiso National Park and the Mont Avic natural Park. It shows the 8 CIRUCULAR WALKS to be found in the 5 protected valleys, as well as the description of the itineraries and all information to prepare one's day out of doors. A useful tool to discover the protected nature of Aosta Valley!

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A new perspective of the mountains

Thanks to the Giroparchi project the first 6 observation binoculars have been located in several viewpoints, to the benefit of tourists and hikers wishing to enjoy the landscapes of Gran Paradiso National Park and Mont Avic natural Park

Giroparchi Nature Trail 2014: the travelogue

Here comes the logbook of Giroparchi Nature Trail 2014, the hiking tour through the Parks of Aosta Valley cum English language course. The tale of the adventuous weeks spent in Valsavarenche and Val di Rhêmes is now published with spectacular images of the Gran Paradiso range!

The winners of Giroparchi Blogger Contest

The winners of the contest for web writers launched by Fondation Grand Paradis for the Conservation and Rational Energy Use Awareness radio campaign 'M'illumino di meno'

Giroparchi Fototrekking 2014

The photographic treks in the Gran Paradiso National Park and Mont Avic natural Park are back for the summer 2014! Applications are now open to professionals, amateur photographers, photoreporters and students.

Trekbus Iter Grand Paradis and Trekbus Giroparchi Mont Avic 2014

The on-demand trasport service for hikers wishing to discover the Gran Paradiso National Park and the Mont Avic natural Park is back for the summer 2014 season

Giroparchi photo contests

''Colours 4 moutain'', the contest dedicated to those photos which capture the spectacular palette of the mountain environment, and ''Scatti in cammino'', the first photo marathon on nature trails in the heart of the Gran Paradiso National Park. The Giroparchi territory now releaved in amazing images.

The Parks in the winter

Along the footpaths teeming with life and flushed with colours in the summer, all creatures seem dormant under the snow. Reah the in-depths articles on the cold season in the Parks.

The Giroparchi treks on 'Itinerari e luoghi' magazine

A long feature dedicated to Giroparchi

The Italo-russian 'quota rosa' team reaches the summit of Gran Paradiso

Anna Torretta and the young Russian mountaineers Svetlana Smaykina, Natalia Priletskaya and Olga Gorodetskaya, on a visit to Aosta Valley, reached the summit of Gran Paradiso, the only 4.000 meters range entirely located within the borders of Italy, following different routes. The ascent, promoted by the Regional Ministry of Tourism of the Autonomous Region of Aosta Valley, Fondation Grand Paradis and Risk Magazine, was aimed at drawing the attention of the international female audience on the high altitude world.

The Giroparchi project

The “Giroparchi” Project aims at creating a unitary touristic product, through the realization of a series of tangible and intangible interventions designed to create a discovery journey of the areas of the Gran Paradiso and Mont Avic Parks.

Fondation Gran Paradis

Fondation Grand Paradis was created to promote and develop the distinctive naturalistic and cultural features of the Gran Paradiso National Park within the Aosta Valley territory.

Gran Paradiso National Park

The Gran Paradiso National Park is a protected area created by the Italian State in order to preserve the ecosystems of the valleys surrounding the Gran Paradiso for present and future generations to enjoy.

Mont Avic Natural Park

The Mont Avic Park, the first natural park in Aosta Valley, was created in October 1989 in order to preserve the natural resources of the high valley of the Chalamy Stream (municipality of Champdepraz).

Photo Gallery Giroparchi

Watch the most beautiful pictures of our itineraries, sorted by point of interest and geographical area, and find out where they were taken from on the map.

Giroparchi coordinated communication

Check out the presentation of the Giroparchi coordinated communication project