Travelling to the beautiful country of Italy is not something that comes easy. It requires a lot of planning and preparation in order to make the trip a success. There are plenty of options for different kinds of travelers. Whether you want to experience the beauty of nature as you trek to the hill tops or enjoy a luxurious holiday with your family, there is no denying the fact that Italy has it all. However, the climate of Italy makes it a rather challenging proposition for holiday makers to enjoy their trip. Hence, it is important that people who are planning a vacation to Italy must ensure that they have the right kind of equipment as well as the expertise required for the purpose.
Milan is probably the most densely populated region in Italy. Milan, its largest city, situated at the heart of the hilly region is thus the proverbial hub of local activity and commerce. The northern region of the state is largely dominated by the Alps Mountains. Some miles away from the main cities and airports, in the northernmost regions of the state are the vast alpine valleys offering an ideal opportunity for trekking. Italy is well acquainted with the scenic beauty that can be found in the heartland of the Alps Mountains. So trekking here will provide you an unforgettable experience of nature, culture, history and romance.
If you have decided to make a day hike to Milan as part of your vacation, you should first decide on the destination. Based on your interests, you can shortlist some of the best destinations in and around Milan and take a day hike. For instance, if you are interested in experiencing nature, you could take a day hike to the La Conte Glacier where you will get to see some ice age old ice forms and breathtaking scenery. Another popular trekking destination in the northern part of Milan is the Paglia dei Cavalli, one of the oldest roads in the world. It takes about three hours to complete.
You may also want to consider a more strenuous day hike to the Dolomites. The highest peaks of these mountains can be reached in just an hour’s drive from Milan. One of the best trekking tours in Italy starts from the town of Sirmione and makes it way up to the pass between the Dolomites and the Alps Mountains. Once you have reached the high pass, you will find lush forests and panoramic views of this glorious Italian countryside.
For those that prefer a less strenuous trekking adventure, you should not forget the many walking and biking trails in and around Milan. Milan offers some of the best biking trails in the country. The most popular biking trails in and around Milan take you through beautiful natural surroundings. Some of these trails even offer routes through some of the most spectacular chateaus in the world.
While in Milan on a biking trail, you will be able to see some of the most picturesque views in the country. These trails are not for the faint of heart. Some of the trails in and around Milan require you to climb a number of rocky mountain peaks. The views from these routes are amazing. The most difficult part of any of these trails is finding your way back down.