The Village of Valtournenche.
Valtournenche is a charming Italian alps village situated 5 minutes away from Cervinia. Cervinia pass links to Zermatt in Switzerland and thus offers up to 350 km of pistes overall during the season, ideal for those looking for a wide selection of tracks. Most of the slopes are very accessible thanks to their wide and cruisey nature. For those looking for that adrenaline kick, one may try to cruise the glaciers at Plateau Rosa with our team of alp guides working at the hotel.
Valtournenche is a village alive at winter as well as summer. During the summer one may view its picturesque beauty walking along the carved hiking paths. If long distance hiking is your thrill you will be pleased to find “refugios” will offer a sturdy roof and a homely bed for the night. There is a variety of other summer activities offered by us as well such as summer skiing, mountaineering, golfing and cycling. Please ask us for more information. Valtournenche may be small but has a lot to offer!
Please note that Valtournenche are located at 1500 meters above sea level and the trails are located from this level up to about 2800 meters. It meant that I have been quite breathless when walking upwards the first couple of days before my body adjusted to the altitude. After that I walked far, many height meters and during may hours with no problem :-).
Nils N (Ulricehamn, Sweden)