Aosta Valley

Aosta Valley, photo by Patafisik
Aosta Valley (photo by Patafisik)
 

The Aosta Valley is located in northwestern Italy, separated from the French border by Mont Blanc.

The upper valley has a cable car system that connects with the much larger system on the French side (which includes Chamonix).

The valley also includes outstanding historical, cultural and artistic heritage, with Roman monuments, medieval castles, and Romanesque churches.

The region offers diverse hiking and climbing opportunities in the summer and alpine sports in the winter (especially at Courmayer).

The region is protected by two natural parks: the Gran Paradiso National Park and the Mont Avic Regional Park.

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Overall Atmosphere: Natural
A Natural Atmosphere includes a diverse range of destinations with outdoor-oriented features, including both water-based (beaches, rivers, lakes, etc) and land-based (mountains, forests, deserts, etc). It also includes specific outdoor activities, ranging from water adventuring (eg, kayaking, sailing) to land adventuring (eg, hiking, biking).

Natural Interests tend to be:
(a) outdoors-oriented, and therefore more dependent on weather conditions
(b) less easily accessible and more physically demanding than other destination categories.

In some cases (eg, rafting and climbing), this includes a significantly increased degree of adventure (or danger, depending on one's viewpoint).
Featuring mainly outdoors-oriented natural attractions.
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Casa Walter

Located in La Thuile, Casa Walter offers self-catering accommodation with free WiFi. The property is 1 km from Les Suches Cable Car and free private parking is featured. The kitchenette features an oven and a fridge. Average score from 16 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$107

 
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Casa Curma

Casa Curma offers pet-friendly accommodation in Courmayeur. The unit is 2.6 km from Skyway Monte Bianco, and guests benefit from free WiFi and private parking available on site. Average score from 504 guest reviews: 7.4/10.

$234

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Cresta Et Duc Hotel

Cresta Et Duc Hotel is a few steps from the historic centre and the pedestrian shopping street of Via Roma in Courmayeur. The ski lifts are just 200 metres away. Average score from 346 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$123 - $678

 
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Tavernetta/Loft

Tavernetta/Loft is an apartment situated in Courmayeur, 3 km from Skyway Monte Bianco. The unit is 10 km from Mont Blanc. Private parking is available on site. The unit is fitted with a kitchenette. Average score from 22 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$134

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Maison La Saxe

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Maison La Saxe offers accommodation in Courmayeur. Each room includes a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room. Each room is fitted with a private bathroom. Average score from 76 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$123

 
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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Hotel Bouton d'Or - Courmayeur

Hotel Bouton d'Or - Courmayeur

With views of the Chetif and Checrouit Mountain, Hotel Bouton d’Or – Courmayeur offers alpine-style accommodation in Val d’Aosta. The property offers free shuttle services to the Dolonne ski slope which is 1 km away. Average score from 289 guest reviews: 9.6/10.

$91

 
$919.6
Hotel Locanda Belvedere

Hotel Locanda Belvedere

Set at the foot of the Mont Blanc along the river and 1.5 km from the ski lifts, Hotel Locanda Belvedere offers rooms with a balcony and mountain view. It also features ski equipment rental. Average score from 389 guest reviews: 9.5/10.

$116 - $341

 
$1169.5
Hotel Boton D'Or & Wellness

Hotel Boton D'Or & Wellness

Just 170 metres from La Thuile ski slopes, Hotel Boton D’Or is around 700 metres from La Thuile’s centre. It offers rooms completely decorated with light wood, plus a well-equipped wellness area. Average score from 355 guest reviews: 9.4/10.

$95 - $371

 
$959.4
Residence Cour Maison

Residence Cour Maison

Offering a free shuttle to Courmayeur and the Checrouit ski lifts, 3 km away, Residence Cour Maison offers self-catering accommodation and free parking. Free Wi-Fi is available in communal areas. Average score from 280 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$96 - $293

 
$969.3
Hotel Lo Campagnar

Hotel Lo Campagnar

Hotel Lo Campagnar offers beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and unspoilt nature. It is 200 metres from the Chècrouit ski lifts, and a 15-minute walk from the centre of Courmayeur. Average score from 21 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$101 - $112

 
$1019.3
Hotel La Grange

Hotel La Grange

Set in the Alpine village of Entreves, Hotel La Grange provides a peaceful setting 500 metres from the Mont Blanc ski lifts. Guests can use the free fitness centre, and access to the sauna can be booked. Average score from 521 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$96

 
$969.2
Hotel Crampon

Hotel Crampon

Set in the heart of Courmayeur, Hotel Crampon provides a free shuttle bus to the Mont Blanc ski area. It has a pretty garden and serves a breakfast of homemade jams and cakes each morning. Wi-Fi is free throughout. Average score from 226 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$111 - $208

 
$1119.2
Hotel Berthod

Hotel Berthod

Hotel Berthod is a friendly place to stay right in the centre of Courmayeur. It features a small wellness centre with a gym, sauna, and hot tub. The staff at Berthod will instantly make you feel at home. Average score from 175 guest reviews: 9.1/10.

$110 - $181

 
$1109.1
Rifugio Lilla

Rifugio Lilla

Rifugio Lilla is a 10-minute walk from La Thuile ski slopes and 200 metres from the bus stop to the town centre. The unique accommodation comes with wooden floors and stone walls. Internet is free. Average score from 169 guest reviews: 9.1/10.

$112

 
$1129.1
Hotel Dente Del Gigante

Hotel Dente Del Gigante

Set at the foot of Mont Blanc, this family-run hotel offers Alpine-style rooms with free Wi-Fi, an LCD TV and lovely mountain or garden views. The centre of Courmayeur is 3.5 km away. Average score from 222 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$93 - $276

 
$939.0
Casa Walter

Casa Walter

Located in La Thuile, Casa Walter offers self-catering accommodation with free WiFi. The property is 1 km from Les Suches Cable Car and free private parking is featured. The kitchenette features an oven and a fridge. Average score from 16 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$107

 
$1079.0
Gran Baita Hotel & Wellness

Gran Baita Hotel & Wellness

Just a 10-minute walk from Courmayeur centre, Gran Baita Hotel & Wellness offers a free shuttle to Dolonne cable car. Outdoor parking is free, and rooms feature free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen satellite TV. Average score from 213 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$112

 
$1129.0
Hotel Coeur Du Village

Hotel Coeur Du Village

Hotel Coeur Du Village offers pet-friendly accommodation in La Thuile. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Rooms come with a TV. You will find a kettle in the room. Average score from 131 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$117 - $288

 
$1179.0
Residence CAV Emile Rey

Residence CAV Emile Rey

Featuring self-catering accommodation 1 km from Courmayeur ski slopes, Residence CAV Emile Rey offers free Wi-Fi, ski storage, and free private parking. Apartments at the CAV Emile Rey Residence come with alpine-style décor and parquet floors. Average score from 75 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$93

 
$938.9
Locanda Bellevue

Locanda Bellevue

Set just 200 metres from Pré Saint Didier's famous thermal baths, Locanda Bellevue offers free parking. Its modern rooms come with wooden-beamed ceilings and mountain views from their balconies. Average score from 285 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$116 - $341

 
$1168.9
Hotel Croux

Hotel Croux

The family-run Hotel Croux is near Courmayeur's pedestrian area, and 800 metres from the ski lifts. Rooms either feature a large balcony or offer a splendid view of Mount Blanc. Guests enjoy free car parking and a free garage for motorbikes. Average score from 443 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$94 - $232

 
$948.8
Hotel Miravalle

Hotel Miravalle

Hotel Miravalle is 5 km from the famous ski resort of Courmayeur and offers free Wi-Fi, free parking and an à la carte restaurant. The Pista di Val Ferret ski slopes are only 50 metres away. Average score from 36 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$91 - $155

 
$918.7

Highlights:

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Natural
Alpine Mountains
The Aosta Valley is formed by a central valley with the Dora Baltea river running through it and by 13 side valleys carved out by glaciers and torrents. It is the Italian region in the Alps with the highest mountains in Europe, including Mont Blanc, Monte Rosa and Gran Paradiso. Known all over the world for the major climbing routes that have made mountaineering history, for its trekking itineraries and international-level ski resorts.
Winter Sports
Cervinia has access to both the Valtourneche region and the Zermatt ski areas (at extra cost). However, early in the season the link to Zermatt is often closed, and the Cervinia area itself can also suffer from bad weather. Many lifts have been upgraded in 2009, adding faster lifts with higher capacity.
Climbing
Known all over the world for the major climbing routes that have made mountaineering history. There are crags bolted for sport climbing all over the area between them offering climbs at all grades, and at lengths from 10m to over 350m.
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