Project on sustainable development and integration of protected areas
The aim of the project is to improve the naturalistic and cultural tourism potential of the Gran Paradiso and Mont Avic areas, by promoting the integration and development of the economic activities connected to sustainable tourism.
In order to take the visitor through a discovery journey of a territory which is strongly characterised from a naturalistic, historic and cultural point of view, the project involves the creation of a nature trail and runs a number of activities aimed at: improving accessibility and sustainable mobility; creating a system that connects the footpath network with the villages and the places of cultural interest; upgrading the accommodation facilities that can be found on the way; adding value to sites with particular naturalistic and cultural interest; creating information and promotion systems for the general public. Thus the project not only focuses on linking villages together, but intends to highlight their most characteristic aspects. With regards to the majestic sceneries that characterise the area, the focus will be on the relationship between man and the natural world: not only landscapes and nature, but also traditions, know-how, gastronomy, and culture.
PROGRAMME: PAR FAS VALLE D’AOSTA 2007-2013
DURATION: SEPTEMBER 2010 - SUMMER 2015
BUDGET FOR THE GRAN PARADISO AREA: € 3.904.115
REGIONAL STRUCTURE IN CHARGE: Service for Protected Areas of the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources
IMPLEMENTING BODIES: Fondation Grand Paradis; Mont Avic Natural Park
CO-IMPLEMENTING BODIES: Municipalities of Aymavilles, Introd, Villeneuve, Rhêmes-Saint-Georges, Rhêmes-Notre-Dame, Cogne and Valsavarenche; Municipalities of Champorcher, Champdepraz, Fénis and Chambave; Gran Paradiso National Park; Trail Management Service of the Autonomous Region of Aosta Valley