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Half-day donkey trek in the Ligurian Alps

Half-day donkey trek in the Ligurian Alps

4 hours


Very flexible

From 1 to 20


  • Set off on a half-day trek in the company of three friendly donkeys!
  • Explore the beautiful mountain landscape of the Ligurian Alps from Upega
  • Tackle an 8 km route through the mountains of the Marguareis Natural Park
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Full description

Would you like to enjoy a special experience in the Ligurian Alps in the company of an exceptional guide? With the half-day trek, starting from Upega (CN), you will be accompanied by three wonderful donkeys along the route.

A fun adventure for adults and children along a route inside the Marguareis Natural Park, a protected natural area in Piedmont that covers part of the Pesio Valley and Alta Val Tanaro. You can admire incredible views and walk in peace, free from the weight of your rucksack, thanks to the donkeys that will accompany you along the trail.

Ready to discover a truly enchanting place surrounded by nature? We are waiting for you!

What we will do

We will start from Upega at an altitude of 1,400 metres, a small hamlet in the municipality of Briga Alta in the province of Cuneo. From this characteristic mountain village in the upper Tanaro valley we will set off on a fairly demanding trek of around 8 km a/r, on a route of level E, EE (hiker and expert hiker level).

During the trek we will be accompanied by 'special local guides': Buddy, Phil and Dante, three donkeys supervised by Bruno, a qualified donkey technician. The donkeys will carry our load, so that everyone is free to tackle the trek without a weight on their shoulders. Those who wish will also be able to try leading the donkey with a longhorn.

The itinerary will offer crazy views, within the Marguareis Natural Park in the Ligurian Alps. A truly unique mountain scenery, since from the mountain at some points we will be able to see the Ligurian Sea on the horizon.

Once we have reached our destination, at an altitude of no more than 2,000 metres, we will set off again and return to our starting point.

The excursion will last a total of 4 hours.

Who it is aimed at

The hike is suitable for people with good mobility and able to cope with a mountain walk.

Theminimum age for participation is 5 years, while up to 14 years the presence of an accompanying adult is required.

Other information

The activity is available every day from May to the end of September, weather permitting, and is confirmed with a minimum number of 2 participants.

A special rate is available for families with children (€95 per family of 2 adults and 1 child): contact us to make a reservation.

It is not possible to participate with your dog.

Recommended clothing

  • Hiking shoes
  • High socks
  • Long trousers

Don't forget to bring

  • Water
  • Sun cream
  • Cap
  • Snack
  • Waste bag
  • Spare socks and shirt
  • Sunglasses

What is included

  • Guide
  • Membership and insurance card

How it works

  • Book
  • Gift
  1. 1
    Send a booking request

    We will only pre-authorise the payment

  2. 2
    Receive confirmation within 48 hours

    In case of confirmation, you will be charged the cost of the activity

  3. 3
    Live your experience

    Enjoy the activity and let us know how it was!

  1. 1
    Buy a gift voucher

    Valid 12 months from the date of purchase

  2. 2
    Choose your preferred date

    Get in touch with the guide with the contact details on the voucher and choose the day for the activity

  3. 3
    Live your experience

    Enjoy the activity and let us know how it was!

Meeting point
Briga Alta, Cuneo

Briga Alta
Exact location provided after booking

Frequently asked questions

What happens in case of bad weather?

If you have made a fixed date reservation and the weather conditions are not suitable for the safe conduct of the activity (in the expert opinion of the guide), you will be refunded the full amount paid. The guide may suggest an alternative date or time for you to conduct the activity. You can freely choose whether or not to accept these proposals. If you can’t retrieve it, we will process a full refund! If you have set the date for your Gift Voucher and bad weather did not allow the activity to take place, the Voucher remains regularly valid until the expiration date indicated on it.

If I cancel the reservation, can I get a full refund?

For this activity, the cancellation policy is very flexible. You get a full refund if you cancel within 0 days from the activity start date. Within 0 and 0 days from the activity start date you will get a 50% refund. You can find the full policies in the Cancellation Policy section.

What payment methods do you accept?

On Freedome, you can pay with any rechargeable credit card or prepaid card (including Postepay) from Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB networks. We also accept debit cards enabled for online payments. You can also use the digital wallets Apple Pay and Google Pay.