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By car

  • To reach the Piedmont side of the Park: From Turin, take the Orco Valley Road (460), turn right at Pont Canavese towards the Soana Valley or continue until Ceresole Reale; - from Ivrea (link with the Milan highway) follow Castellamonte Road (565) and take Road 460 in Rivarolo Canavese. WARNING: due to narrow passages and winding curves along the Orco Valley, private coaches can be a maximum of 12 metres long (with expert drivers) and must be equipped with a working lifting device.
  • The road SP50 for the Nivolet Pass is closed to traffic during the winter period.
    Information about the reopening are available on the website of the Città
    Metropolitana di Torino
  • To reach the Valle d’Aosta side: take highway A5, exit at the Aosta-ovest toll and follow the signs for the Cogne, Savarenche and Rhêmes valleys.

By train

By bus

The Piedmont side of the park can be reached from Turin, Ivrea and Pont Canavese
train stations (for times and routes visit:, or with the city railway line
until Rivarolo and Pont train stations; from here the arrival to the valleys is served with public buses (times Rivarolo-Pont-Locana-Noasca (valle Orco) and Torino-Pont Canavese-Valprato Soana (val Soana))

  • For the Valle d'Aosta side of the Park, Valsavarenche and Valle di Rhêmes are served by the Arriva lines, tel. 035.289000. The Cogne valley is served by the Svap lines, tel. 0165 41125
  • There is also a bus service from Turin to Aosta (round trip) by Arriva, for information and timetables visit the website

By plane

  • The Park is served by the Turin and Aosta airports.

Remember you're visiting a protected area, check the Park Regulation, dogs are not allowed to walk freely in the Park, as they could come up with the wildlife that, even if not directly attacked by the animal, can undergo a lot of stress. Dogs access is permitted on a leash, along the bottom of the valley. For more informations visit the webpage dedicated to the dogs entry in the Park