Mont Avic Natural Park

Established in 1989, the Mont Avic Natural Park borders the Gran Paradiso Natural Park and has been declared a “Site of Community Importance” and “Special Protection Area” as part of “Natura 2000”, the ecological network for safeguarding of biodiversity in Europe.

The park itself has interesting natural elements that make it a unique area in the world. More than a third of the protected area is covered by extensive forests of hook pine, Scots pine, larch and beech. Mirrors of water, marshes, peat bogs, geological formations, plant features and vast grasslands, populated by ibex, chamois and marmots: all this is the Mont Avic Park!

The numerous wetlands give rise to outcrops of serpentinites, rocks that form a poor and shallow soil, while the situation changes in the valley of the high valley of Dondena, in the municipality of Champorcher, where there are calcescists who host a very rich flora and varies.

How to get here

A5 motorway, Verrès exit – SS26 direction Aosta – regional road n. 6, via Località Fabbrica, up to Champdepraz – municipal road to Chevrère.

Alternatively: A5 motorway, Pont Saint Martin exit – SS26 direction Aosta – regional road n. 2 from Hône to Champorcher – in Chardonney, departure of the Alta Via itinerary n. 2.

Park visitor centers

A reliable guide for visiting the park is the “Mont Avic Park” APP, which can be downloaded free of charge for both iPhone and Android and can also be used in off-line mode, therefore also usable in points where the phone does not receive, guiding us towards routes, shelters and refreshment places in the Park.

Champdepraz – Chevrère locality (Covarey village)


Mont Avic Natural Park
Località Covarey, 11020 CHAMPDEPRAZ (AO)
Phone: (+39) 0125 960668 – (+39) 0125 960643 Fax: (+39) 0125 961002
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The Champdepraz visitor center is located in Chevrère, in the village of Covareyu. The information point is flanked by a naturalistic museum with interactive aids describing the rocky environments, wetlands and forests of the Park. The 1: 5000 scale model is beautiful, which reproduces the Park and its surroundings and thanks to which it is possible to orient yourself.

Champorcher – Château locality

Mont Avic Natural Park
Location Château, 11020 CHAMPORCHER (AO)
Phone: (+39) 0125 37134 – (+39) 0125 960643 – (+39) 0125 804843
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The visitor center was built by recovering “Villa Biamonti”, a tourist residence from the early 1900s, recovered in contemporary terms also thanks to the use of low environmental impact material and the rational use of renewable sources.

The exhibition part describes the geological, morphological and biological aspects of the high altitude environments of the Park, through the use of photographic images, finds, dynamic models and a model on which thematic maps are projected.

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