Mountain walking in Piedmont, Italy
Inntravel has launched a new walking route, a challenging eight-night trek through Piedmont’s remote Valle Maira in Italy’s Cottian Alps close to the French border. The ‘forgotten valley’, where locals still speak the Occitan language, is dotted with lavender-clad hillsides, Second World War relics and villages that are being revived thanks to the renovation of a network of ancient paths throughout the valley – and a rediscovery of its artistic and architectural heritage. The self-guided walk includes accommodation at a variety of places, including a farm stay, a guesthouse and a hotel.
In July, Dh4,950pp for two sharing, including eight nights’ half-board accommodation and six picnics, luggage transfers between accommodation, and walking route maps and notes (Dh4,700 Aug-Oct) inntravel.co.uk