It was a cool, sunny day in August and I walked for around two hours in a wood, along a nice, large track, enjoying the bird songs and the wood fragrances. At the end of that walk I was incredibly hungry, on one side, and on the other side I had a new deep feeling of well-being, totally unknown to me. An abundant meal stopped my hunger pains whereas that special, curiously positive feeling continued until late that night!
Afterwards, I've spent many summer holidays in those mountains, quite close to the Austrian border, each time enjoying that amazing feeling. The longer I walked the deeper and stronger it got. I experienced the Mountain in many different ways, walking any kind of footpaths, wide and narrow, easy and dangerous, climbing exposed via ferratas as well; I also did sport climbing for a certain time. And I learned to respect the mountain.
In the late 1990s, I saw Lake Orta for the first time and it really struck me, an amazingly peaceful place where time seems to have stopped.
In 2005 I decided to move here from the city, more and more enchanted by the beauty of nature of this romantic lake.
In 2014 I passed the exams to become a licensed Hiking Guide and since then I've made of walking and leading people through nature my profession.
I mostly work as a Hiking Guide in the Lake Orta and Lake Maggiore area and in the north-eastern Dolomites.
I'm also a Nordic Walking Instructor and since 2015 I've been holding Base/Advanced Nordic Walking Courses on the amazing Lake's hills.
A customized tour can be planned on your preferences.
Just ask me I'll arrange the best experience for you!
A Recent Review of this guide
My Mum and I had a lovely private guided walk around the beautiful and peaceful Orta peninsula, up the Holy Mount of Orta to look at all the chapels, and one of the very interesting local towns. Albert was extremely helpful before and during our visit, and his knowledge of the area is excellent. Thank you!
I'm a Licensed Hiking Guide since 2014.
A Hiking Guide is a professional figure, under Regione Piemonte legislation (33/2001), entitled to guide tourists along hiking tracks.
Obtaining the license of Hiking Guide requires a training process which includes an aptitude-tests admission, a 400-hour course in order to learn not only the technical aspects of hiking and group leading but also the most important aspects of flora, fauna, geology, history, traditions of the territory. After passing the final test you'll get your Licence.
Under respect of local legislation and EU directive, Licensed Hiking Guides are allowed to practise in all U.E.
I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
I am not permitted to accompany you on glaciers where alpine equipment is required.
In case of bad weather, for the safety of the participants, the itinerary may change at the discretion of the guide.