Grown up in Germany near the Swiss border at the Lake Constance, travelling to the region around the Lake Maggiore was an easy thing to do for me since I was a little boy.
I first visited this wild mountainous area in 1990. Since then I discovered nearly every "lost" track and climbed on almost every peak.
Finally, I decided to install a second home in Italy in the year 2008. Now I am living in Domodossola during the main season. This is an ideal place to organize and start hikings both in the exciting National Park of Val Grande and the vast alpine zone of Monte Rosa and the northern valleys like Antigorio and Vigezzo.
I have successfully completed a state-approved apprenticeship and became an Official Hiking and Nature Guide of the Piedmont Region and the Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province. After that, I completed a specialization course so I am also an Official Guide of the Val Grande National Park.
Because of that, and also because I speak Italian and know the culture and the people of the region very well, I am your perfect guide for your unforgettable holiday in these isolated, inaccessible mountains!
Rely on me! Relax and enjoy your hike - I will take care about the rest, for example food, overnight-stays and the transfer within the region.
Here are some important benchmarks of my career in the mountains. 1997 I went round the Ticino, 2005 I crossed the alps from Monaco to Munich. Not to forget the winter of 2010/2011 which I have passed in a small shelter in the mountains... (-> pictures). I am author of two guides to the region (Val Grande National Park and Ossola) and responible for the contents of the official map of Val Grande published in 2018.
So have fun with your well trained, friendly and reliable guide in Italy!