The typical mountain region, with vertical walls and big heights and height differences make of the Aosta Valley a place for challenges and all kinds of sport. Mountaineering, climbing, trekking, skiing, rafting, canyoning, downhill … The offer of leisure possibilities is simply amazing. But above all the wonderful scenery with many natural treasures enchants. Thus, an easy walk or bicycle excursion becomes the absolute natural experience. The cycle tracks of the Aosta Valley which run along the valley plain lead to important remains, like the bridge Saint Marine, to be impressed towers and castles, like Issogne which is known for the frescoes from the Renaissance and the pomegranate wells, and the castle of Fenis. There are also many footpaths, wonderful glaciers, nature reserves, tearing brooks, wood, meadows and Alps. Nearly one third of the territory stands under protection to protect his important biological variety. Also the first Italian national park has originated here. However, of course the area is loved and estimated above all because of his majestic mountains. The mountain origin in the today's Aosta Valley has led to a natural "skyline" which rests four mountain massifs. These four famous summits are Montblanc (4,810 m), a mountain massif of granite and after the Caucasian Elbrus the second largest mountain of Europe, the Matterhorn (4.478 m) with his striking pyramid form, Monte Rosa (4.634 m), the second-highest mountain of the Alps and the Gran Paradiso (4.061 m), the only 4,000 m high mountain which totally lies on Italian territory. Indeed, not only travellers love these mountains, but also winter sportsmen come here completely at her expense. The skiing areas in the Aosta Valley dispose of a total of just 880 km of downhill courses, 300 km of cross-country skiing trails and 166 rise arrangements. The unique natural landscape in the smallest Italian region make in summer as well as in winter everything possible. But also cultural lovers will like this region, because of the many worth-seeing places. For example, the fortress Bard, the capital of Aosta with numerous historic architectural monuments and places and 82 castles which spread in the whole area of the Aosta Valley. A holiday in the Aosta Valley definitively becomes an unforgettable experience!
Aosta Valley is ideal for:
- Nature friends: Great landscape with natural treasures, natural skyline with Montblanc, Matterhorn, Monte Rosa and Gran Paradiso
- Active holiday: Paradise for hiker, climber and biker
- Winter holiday: 880 km slopes, 300 km cross-country-skiing trails, 166 rise arrangements