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Duration: 5 days
Price: from € 800
Beautiful walkabout in the mountainous Monterosa region.
It is extremely beautiful mountains and valleys we wander through and there are also a lot of cultural remains, with untouched villages from the Middle Ages. And all that together with the glaciers and the refuges up here, where alpinists meet from all over the world. The atmosphere up in the high mountains is of total awareness of life's wonder and I use to have a very special feeling when down comes and paints all the white peaks with its bright pink fingers. If there is a god, he/she/they are probably nearer up here.
Wednesday Start in Milan and go with a transfer to Valtournanche, in the valley of Cervinia.
The tour goes later to a little enchanting old village, Cheneil, where we stay for the night.
Thursday Today we climb over a pass to the valley of Champoluc, down to another old village called Resy where we stay for this night. We have hiked 5-6 hours and it will feel good to take a rest and taste the food and the wines from the local production.
Friday This is a harder hiking starting with a short jeep tour. Our tour brings us later up to over 3000 meters height, where you can touch the glaciers with your hand if you stick it out of your sleeping bag. It is a steep climbing and even pretty exposed to one of the Rifugi where we are going to meet mountain people from all over the world. The stars shine with all their power up and it will be fine with warm food and drinks, even if simpler than in other places.
Saturday This day we go down from the Rifugio and continue, partially with the help of the lift system, to the valleys of Gressoney and Alagna, where we finally are reaching the Rifugio Vigevano, one of the absolutely best at this height, with the Po valley and Milan shining in the night. When the weather is nice you can see down to the Appennins from here! Mountain animals strolls under the rifugio and the owners can tell you stories from kings and mountain explorers!
Sunday In the morning we go down with the cable car to Alagna where we have a couple of hours to go round in the old town and then it is time for us to catch the transfer to the airport and fly home.
Price: from € 800 per person
Max/min persons: 10 persons
Included: All nights in hotels and refuges, all dinners, transfer Milan-Valtournanche and Alagna-Milan, ski lifts and jeep guide
Extras: lunches and all that is not mentioned in the included section
Required: Backpack and trekking shoes
Special programs: This tour can be done in the reverse way or changed according to the number of days that are at your disposal
Other information: Read even the program for Six-Day hiking in Monterosa
Read "Marta's Monterosa Blog" where she shares her personal experience about the trips, the people and the environment of the Alps.
Read Marta's Monterosa Blog
Hotel Villa Annamaria has still some double rooms for the 22/2-1/3. Price 90 euro per person in half board (HB). Charming alpine hotel, owned by a family and managed with warmth and feeling. In the middle of the village but off the main road. Mail email@example.com for booking.
Villa Nicoletti is a 400 mq exclusive villa in the middle of the village, private owned by a Milanese family and ski-in ski-out. 6 bedrooms with ensuite bathroom, and large common spaces for dining and living. Billiard, fireplaces and a big garden complete the convivial atmosphere of this unique home. Mail firstname.lastname@example.org for booking and price information.
Fully booked from year to year, Hotel Charmant Petit, still has some available rooms between the 15-22 March. Best restaurant in the village, perfectly located between the two main lifts on the road, reachable by feet or with the free ski shuttle, everyone who has stayed here once get enchanted by the kindness and good feeling of this small hotel. Fantastic prices: 75-85 euro per person and night in halfboard (HB). Mail email@example.com for booking.
Preparation day yesterday for the Downhill Competition on National level in Champoluc - Frachey. The track is challenging and fast. The lift-train brings bikes and occasional visitors up to Mandria. Many of the 250 partecipants were already training hard. One fell in the woods and was rescued by the Aosta Valley Rescue Team by helicopter. See the video.
Bike on the Italian side of Monterosa is already popular in Cervinia, where you can bring your bike with the highest cable car to 3600 m and slide down to the town at 2000 m. Since last summer it is also possible to have bike fun in the valleys of Champoluc and Gressoney, where they have opened a few downhill tracks (see next news about Italian Championship). Download the best Bike Map here.
See some of the most important passages of the race
See the map for this beautiful ski marathon on the glaciers of Monte Rosa.
The organization of the classic race has decided to ostpone the start because of the very bad weather forecasts for this week-end. At the moment it is not yet decided when it will be possible to start. Hopefully the participants have to wait only for a couple of days. News on www.trofeomezzalama.org
See Carlos blog with very intersting pictures and information during his top tours and trekkings in the Spanish mountains and on Monte Rosa's Dufour Spitze 4643 meters peak.