Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Stelvio National Park, Italy

Our plan for 2015 is to walk in the Stelvio National Park.

It lies in the northeast of Italy on the border of Switzerland and west of the Dolomites.

The highest mountain is Ortler/Ortles at 3905m and it is surrounded by rugged mountains and a network of deep valleys.

It is the largest Alpine National Park in Italy, 1307 square kilometres.

Transport and itinerary

Train from the UK to Italy
       ~London to Paris
       ~Paris to Milan
       ~Milan to Bormio
Local bus
       ~Bormio to Stelvio Pass

Walking for 11 days.
In a clockwise circuit around the park starting at the Stelvio Pass.

Accommodation in campsites and mountain refuges.

We will then spend a couple of days at Lake Iseo before returning to Milan, Paris and UK.

Reference Books and Maps

Walking in the Italy's Stelvio National Park. Gillian Price Cicerone Press, 2013.
Nationalpark Stilfser Joch, Parco Nazionale della Stelvio Kompass Aktiv Guide 1:50000

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