Courmayeur, at the foot of Mont Blanc makes for an excellent centre based self-guided trekking holiday in the Italian Alps. Get up close to towering peaks, tumbling glaciers and stunning alpine flora and fauna, the Aosta Valley and Mont Blanc Massif will blow you away. In conjunction with your requirements, we will put together the very best mountain hikes that ensure you get everything you have dreamed of from trekking in the mountains. Enjoy the freedom of a hassle free walking holiday in Courmayer, with everything you need provided.
Your walking holiday, your way.
This is your chance to recieve our wealth of knowlede of the local area to ensure that everyone on your trip enjoys the walking holiday of their lifetime - whatever their preferences. Talk to us about what you'd like from this holiday - from the difficulty of the walks, your main interests on route, food preference, length of stay and accommodation requirments. We will then tailor a walking holiday to suit these needs, providing your route cards according to the type of treks you are looking for.
This is completely based around you. The length of stay, grade of walk, food preferences, accommodation type etc. Therefore costs will vary according to your requirements.
We have based the example itinerary below on 3 star B&B accommodation in central Courmayeur for one week, trekking on 5 days of the holiday.
Suggested 7 night intinerary
Day 1 ARRIVAL:
Arrival in Courmayeur, orientation meeting if required.
3* Hotel, private en-suite rooms, B & B
DAY 2 DAY HIKE TO LAKE MIAGE:
Taking the cable car from Courmayeur to Plan Checrouit makes for an easy start to day one. Wind your way through the ski area to a point high above the Val Veny. At this point start your decent to the valley & on to the trail that leads you through the moraine of the Glacier du Miage and the glacial lake. Refreshments can be purchased from Refuge Combal before returning to La Visialle and the bus back to Courmayeur.
Make your ascent to the Refuge Bertoni and enjoy amazing views of Mont Blanc and Courmayeur down below. You spend the rest of the day on a lofty traverse from high above the Val Ferret with stunning views of the Italian side of the Mont Blanc before reaching the beautiful Refuge Bonatti 2056m. Descend into the Val Ferret & take the local bus back to Courmayeur.
A free day to explore the Courmayeur and take advantage of the excursions on offer. Suggested activities: Skyway cable car to 3466m, a day at an Pre St Didier Spa or just enjoy the shops & cafe's in the town centre. Please enquire for further information.
3* Hotel, private en-suite rooms, B & B
DAY 5 DAY HIKE TO COL DES CHAVANNES:
The day begins with a bus ride into the Val Veny & the terminus at La Visialle. Wind your way up into the beautiful Val Veny on an easy trail passing by Lac Combal. If time allows, stop for refreshments at the Refuge Elizabetta before continuing up into the to the higher reaches of the valley and up to the Col des Chavannes with stunning views over the Italian side of the Mont Blanc Massif. Options to return via the same path or descend to La Thuille & take the bus back to Courmayeur.
Take the local bus from Courmayeur into the beautiful Val Ferret to the furthest possible point at the head of the valley at Arnuva. From here make you way steeply to the Refuge Elena where you can stop & enjoy refreshments. Continue on the long ascent to the Grand Col Ferret 2537m and the Italian/Swiss border. Return via the same trail to catch the bus back to Courmayeur.
Taking the local bus one again into the Val Veny to La Visialle this fabulous route takes you on one of the best sections of the Tour du Mont Blanc. At Lac Combal you ascend steeply into the beautiful Arp valley to the old farm ruins of l’Arp Vieille. Continue with Mont Blanc as your backdrop and far reaching views over towards the Swiss Alps. Traverse high above the Val Veny and descend through the ski area back to Courmayeur.