Courmayeur – Winter and Summer Destination

Courmayeur, Italy the small resort village is one of the best-known in Europe and draws visitors round the year. In the summer months, the Botanical Gardens nearby take their place as the highest botanical gardens in the world, but it’s the winter-time that most people come here for. If you want to enjoy a fantastic skiing or snowboarding holiday or want to have a bit of snow-filled fun off your skis, then don’t worry, there is plenty for you too! Courmayeur is located in the northern part of Italy, at the foot of Mont Blanc, the tallest mountain in Western Europe. The town shares the administration of the mountain with its French neighbors St Gervais Mont Blanc, who can actually claim the title of “highest town in Europe”. During the winter months, Courmayeur is known for its fantastic skiing and it shares glacial ski access of the Vallee Blanche with another French neighbor  Chamonix. If you are looking for something a bit more challenging, you can also try a great array of skiing opportunities and major off-piste routes that are accessible with the help of a guide.

But if you are not a fan of the cold winter months, and want something that is exciting, then try the Mont Blanc tour by mountain bike which takes you on a demanding 230 kilometer trip with 8,500 vertical meters to climb over one mountain and three countries.

In summer these mountains are the sort of thing associated with professional climbers and those ‘fingertips’ dramatic sequences in many Hollywood films. In the Val Ferret, you can enjoy a spot of peaceful fishing by the shores and cast your rod and reel to catch Char, Steelhead and Brook Trout, and in the protected areas of the water, you can even find Mediterranean and Marble Trout. As easy and relaxing pastime, fishing is a great way to unwind before hitting the hiking trails.

Hotels are truly stunning here. Most of the hotel buildings sit amid landscaped grounds, overlooking the awesome Alpine vista of Mont Blanc. A hard day on the trail means you’ve truly earned some rest and pampering. Spa treatments are available in the hotels for you. Most of the hotels have a gym offering cutting edge techno-gym equipment’s for the guests. Under the skilled hands of trained massage therapists and beauticians one can lap it up in the lap of luxury! The beauty treatments are also not to be overlooked. The social side of trekking holidays mean that one will always want to look their best; after all, one never knows who one could meet.

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