Hiking on the Sunny side of Mont Blanc
Late summer a young active company wanted something different. Somewhat spoiled, everybody had “been there, done that”. The management wanted to inspire health and wellbeing away from the big city life. We had the solution.[:]
Hiking on the spectacular and sunny side of Mont Blanc. Direct flight to Milano. Warm focaccia on the bus. First couple of nights at a wonderful newly renovated hotel with a roof terrace in the middle of the sleepy alpine village of La Thuile. Gourmet dinners at the hotel restaurant.
Day 1; Easy hike to a mountain restaurant towards Col Petit St. Bernard. Day 2; A full day hike from La Thuile 1440m over Col d’Arp at 2570m to Courmayeur 1220m arriving at a charming hotel right in the middle of Courmayeur for the last night. Fondue dinner and a late-night party. Day 3; Cappuccino and croissant for breakfast followed by rafting, mountain bike or rock climbing before pizza lunch and return journey home.
Psst! We chose mid-September after the main tourist season. We missed out on overbooked huts and hotels. The mountain was ours to savour and the locals shared time and personal impressions.[:]