Walking through the clouds

Wednesday, 10 July 2013
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The essential is invisible to the eyes (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)

With the project "Walking through the clouds" the National Park Gran Paradiso promotes soft mobility through the regulation of motorized traffic on the road to the Nivolet in the summer and encourages walking, cycling and shuttle use. 

On the weekends from 7 July to 25 August 2013, the road from the village SERRU to the pass is closed for private car transport. An opportunity to bike, walk or take the shuttle bus to explore a part of this paradise.

The Nivolet is a wonderful plateau of bogs and wetlands at 2,500 meters above sea level, drawn by the meanders of the Dora. It is the habitat of the ibex, chamois, marmots, ermines, foxes, migratory and resident birds and rare plant species.

As a popular destination for cyclists and hikers to enjoy the Nivolet, it changed - especially in the summer Sundays - more and more into a huge car park at high altitude. In the aim to create an alternative to this alienation, incompatible with the objectives of a national park, this project, which also includes the revitalization of the entire area with high-quality tourist services, was launched in 2003.

Turn off the engine and listen to the mountains - The program 2013

ALPARC - The Alpine Network of Protected Areas

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