Try Pro 30 days for free
Choose a language
Long distance hiking trail Premium content

Grande traversata delle Alpi (GTA)

Long distance hiking trail · Bellinzona and Valleys
Responsible for this content
Outdooractive Premium Verified partner  Explorers Choice 
  • Photo: CC0, pixabay.com
m 3000 2500 2000 1500 1000 500 -500 -1000 800 700 600 500 400 300 200 100 km
difficult
Distance 842.1 km
355:00 h
58,015 m
60,490 m
2,768 m
12 m
The long-distance hiking trail crosses the entire Italian western Alpine arc from the Gries Pass to Ventimiglia on the Mediterranean.

The Italian long-distance hiking trail runs through the entire Piedmontese western Alps. From the Valais Alps, the Graian and Cottian Alps to the Maritime Alps and Ligurian Alps. The route mostly runs over passes that connect high valley locations. This leads to enormous differences in height that have to be overcome. The route connects original mountain farming villages, avoiding large tourist centers. No new paths were laid, but a stretch of old mountain farmer and mule paths and military roads were connected. The GTA project was inspired by the French Grande Traversée des Alpes. Technically, the path is not overly demanding, but a good level of fitness is required to cope with the long stretches and large differences in altitude. Surefootedness is also important, as the path sometimes leads over exposed areas.

Unlock all features with Pro+
With Pro+ you gain access to the route's details, including directions, pictures, the GPS track and other valuable information.

Already unlocked? 

Premium content Premium routes are provided by professional authors or publishers.
Publisher Outdooractive Premium

We are a team of dedicated athletes, nature lovers and photographers. The outdoors is both our passion and our element and as a Pro+ user, we're inviting you to join us along the way. This channel aims to share our personal recommendations with you alongside everything you need to know about our trips.

Outdooractive's Premium Routes provide you with our highest quality content: accurate tracks, reliable descriptions and captivating imagery. All Premium Routes can be saved offline and their tracks downloaded.

Profile picture of Wiebke Hillen Author Wiebke Hillen
“When everything feels like an uphill struggle just think of the view from the top.“ - Unknown

Questions and answers

Question from Martin Rottach  · April 18, 2022 · Community
Show more
Answered by Tabea Götze  · May 06, 2022 · Outdooractive Editors
Question from Frank Landgraf  · December 25, 2021 · Community
Show more
Answered by Tabea Götze  · January 11, 2022 · Outdooractive Editors
1 more reply

Rating

Write your first review

Help others by being the first to add a review.


Photos from others