top 7 of 2022

These are the 7 most popular trails on WHIP in 2022. Find out this year's hikers' favorite trails, navigate them or download the gpx to retrace them at the first opportunity, they are really worth it!

Proposing the best routes of the year taken by WHIP trekkers has become a regular occurrence. Let's go together to discover the most-visited places by our hiking enthusiasts. Here are the Top 7 Trekking routes 2022.

#7 Monte Rotondo

➡️ 24Km ⬆️ 1000m 🔵 Intermediate

Monte Rotondo, located in the Marche region, is part of the Sibillini mountain range. The trail starts in the center of town and follows the road for a couple of kilometers until it reaches the sign indicating the beginning of the trail. The trail climbs through beech and chestnut forests, passing green meadows and breathtaking views of the valley below. You can choose to follow the shorter trail, which leads to the hut located halfway up the mountain, or continue to the summit of Mount Rotondo. The climb is challenging but rewarded by the panoramic views of the valley and the chance to admire the local flora and fauna. Once you reach the top,__ you can enjoy a refreshment break at the hut__ or at the outdoor tables, where you can admire the breathtaking view that stretches as far as the eye can see.

#6 Carnic Alps

➡️ 7Km ⬆️ 600m 🔴 Challenging due to rocky terrain

The Carnic Alps are a mountain complex in northern Friuli-Venezia Giulia; they are characterized by particularly sharp peaks that offer unprecedented views and landscapes. The route we propose is on Mount Sampdogna (or Jof di Sampdogna for the locals).

The route starts from the village of Valbruna, where you can park and begin the ascent. The landscape is predominantly rocky and offers a constant view of the valley. We recommend bringing food as there are no shelters along the route, but the view at the summit will repay all your effort and the absence of refreshments.

#5 Monte Caplone

➡️ 17Km ⬆️ 850m 🔴🔵 Challenging/ Intermediate depending on the variant chosen

The trekking route on Mount Caplone starts from the village of Magasa, located in the Valle del Chiese in Trentino. From here, you follow the forest road that leads to Rifugio Caplone, located at about 1,500 meters above sea level. From here, the route continues along the path that climbs toward Mount Caplone, passing through beech and fir forests and offering spectacular views of the valley below. It then reaches the Caplone Pass, located at about 2,100 meters above sea level, from where there are 360-degree views of the Orobie mountain range and the Valle del Chiese.

#4 Etna Park

➡️ 22Km ⬆️ 570m 🔵 Intermediate

Hiking Mount Etna is an unforgettable experience, allowing you to discover the natural and scenic beauty of Europe's most active volcano, as well as immerse yourself in the history and culture of the area. The climb can be suitable for any type of level and does not require special training. Once you reach the top, you can enjoy spectacular views of the entire island of Sicily and the seas surrounding it. It is a must-do adventure for those who love nature and the outdoors.

#3 Gran Sasso

➡️ 11Km ⬆️ 900m 🔴 Quite challenging

The trekking route on the Gran Sasso starting from Piazzale Campo Imperatore is one of the most exciting hikes you can do in Abruzzo. The starting point is Piazzale Campo Imperatore, located at about 2,000 meters above sea level, where you can park your car or take the bus to reach Rifugio Napoli. From here, you begin to follow the trail that climbs to the San Francesco Refuge, located at an altitude of about 2,500 meters. The trail is quite challenging, with steep and craggy sections that require a good physical workout. However, the panoramic views of the valley below and the summit of Gran Sasso are truly breathtaking. Once you arrive at Rifugio San Francesco, you can stop for a lunch break or a restorative break. From here, continue to the summit of the Gran Sasso, following the trail to the summit of Mount Corno Grande, at 2912 meters above sea level.

#2 Monte Sumbra

➡️ 7Km ⬆️ 750m 🔵 Intermediate

Mount Sumbra is part of the Apuan Alps mountain range, a mountain range that overlooks the Tyrrhenian Sea and offers truly incredible views. The trail starts from the village of Campagrina, located at the foot of the mountain. It begins by following a dirt road that leads eastward, Continuing along the trail, you will come across a fork where you can choose to follow the main road leading to the top of the mountain, or a path that climbs more gradually along the northern slope. Following the longer path takes you through some areas of meadows and patches of pine trees, with some panoramic views of the valley below.

#1 Seceda

➡️ 7Km ⬆️ 800m 🔴🔵🟢 Challenging/Intermediate/Easy various route options available

Trekking to the Seceda is a hike that allows you to discover one of the most striking viewpoints in the Dolomites, located at an altitude of 2,560 meters. Starting from the village of Ortisei, you can reach the top of the Seceda on a loop trail through coniferous forests and alpine meadows. The trek begins with a moderate ascent along a well-marked trail that leads to a panoramic view of Val Gardena. It then continues through a series of switchbacks leading to the top of Seceda, where you can enjoy 360-degree views of the Dolomite chain. There are several route options available; it is also possible to reach the summit via cable car and walk along the mountain ridge.


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The best routes of 2022