Courmayeur lies at the foot of Mont Blanc on the Italian side and is the ideal destination for those wishing to explore the attractions offered by the highest summit in Europe. A strategic crossroads to visit Italian, Swiss and French alpine beauties. There are activities and events throughout the year, during the winter months snow is obviously the protagonist, while in summer there are unmissable breath-taking excursions. The Mont Blanc Sky Way, the eighth wonder of the world, is definitely the main attraction. This futuristic cable car links Courmayeur to Punta Helbronner at 3,492 metres in the Mont Blanc massif.
You can visit a farm and discover the production secrets of Fontina cheese or try a Quad-ride adventure throughout the year.
During the winter months you can ski on the slopes of Courmayeur or test drive on the new track of the Grand Hotel Royal e Golf. You certainly cannot miss out on a traditional Aosta Valley dinner on the ski slopes or a Wild aperitif in a Pardes (a living room made of snow and decorated with furs). Nature lovers have the chance of hiking by mountain bike in the snowy woods or an excursion with sled dogs or of cross-country skiing on the track circuit in Val Ferret. Finally, those who wish to experience unique emotions can Kite-snow or fly over Mont Blanc by helicopter.
In the summer months instead, you will be able to play golf from June to September, or hike on Mont Blanc with mountain guides. A horseback hike in the woods is certainly a must or perhaps a day of rafting, canyoning, hydro speed.
From Courmayeur, it is easy to reach the regional capital town of Aosta, a cultural city with two thousand years of history, where you can browse from a visit to the medieval part of the city center to the remains of the ancient Roman settlement the second in Italy thanks to its vastness and great number of exhibits, to shopping fun at the many downtown shops.