If you're sporty and love active holidays, then the Aosta Valley can certainly offer lots of interesting attractions, both in summer and winter.
The attraction of skiing in the Aosta Valley is undoubtedly one of the reasons why so many visitors come to this region each year.
Just think that this area offers something like 900 km of downhill slopes and 300 km of cross-country trails.
If you stay in Chatillon, you can easily visit a different place every single day. This means you can check the weather and make the most of your ski pass, which allows you to ski on all the slopes throughout the region.
Here are some of the places within easy reach:
Winter here offers plenty of snow and adrenaline-packed skiing, whereas the summer is the perfect time for those who adore the mountains as a cool refuge to escape the oppressive heat of the city.
Thanks to the wonderful alpine nature here, you can organise a number of sporting activities to really make the most of your active holiday in Chatillon and the surrounding area.
Cycle & e-bike path
This path runs along the Dora Baltea river, for approx. 50 km, from Pont-Saint-Martin to Aosta and beyond. This is the perfect option if you want to enjoy a couple of hours pedalling along, perhaps on an e-bike, the electric bicycle, especially if you're concerned that you're not fit enough for the difficult terrain or the strong winds that blow here from time to time.
Ideal for those looking for an even closer connection with nature. You must try the wonderful experience of trotting along, discovering enchanting places as you go. If you're interested in horse riding, you can contact the stables near to the hotel.
If you're a fan of trekking, don't miss your chance to cross the Via Francigena or the new “Cammino Balteo” trail (where you can experience the area around the Dora Baltea river). And that’s not forgetting the mountain peaks that make our area so famous.
You can enjoy the four 4,000s: the magnificent Matterhorn, Mont Blanc Monte Rosa and Gran Paradiso; lakes, mountain lodges and much, much more! There are certainly plenty of places in the Aosta Valley where you can organise a half day or full day of trekking!
Discover the Nordic Walking Park in Torgnon, with marked-out routes for different levels of ability, surrounded by breathtaking natural landscapes. Nordic walking uses different muscle groups in the chest as opposed to normal walking, and therefore consumes more energy.
Rafting in “Europe’s Colorado”
An experience in the Aosta Valley just wouldn't be the same without some exciting rafting. All the more so considering that this is home to “Europe’s Colorado”: the Dora Baltea is incredibly popular among rafting enthusiasts thanks to its excellent features, making it the perfect river. There are different levels and difficulties along its path, making it perfect for all types of enthusiasts: from families to companies that often choose rafting as an outdoor team building activity.
Of course, these are just some examples of the sporting activities on offer if you choose a holiday in Chatillon, near to Saint-Vincent. If you have any particular requests or you’d like some specific advice, then please don’t hesitate to contact us, with no obligation!