Attractions to explore nearby Val Veny
The Val Veny is a valley mountain situated in the Aosta Valley, at the foot of the Mont Blanc massif, west of Courmayeur. It was shaped in particular by the Miage and Brenva glaciers and by the Dora di Veny river. The valley is the starting point of the normal Italian route to Mont Blanc (via Ratti-Grasselli) through the Miage glacier and the Francesco Gonella refuge. To facilitate hiking and climbing to the peaks, the valley is equipped with numerous shelters and bivouacs.
The Aiguille Noire de Peuterey is an entirely rocky summit of the Mont Blanc Alps 3773 meters high. It is located on the Italian side of the Mont Blanc Massif. The mountain is located between the Brenva Glacier and the Freney Glacier. Les Dames Anglaises separates it from the higher Aiguille Blanche de Peuterey. It represents the first part of the Peuterey ridge, which starts from the plateau of Val Veny at an altitude of 1500 - 1600 meters and rises, with various peaks, to the very summit of M
Notre-Dame de Guérison is a sanctuary located in the Aosta Valley in the municipality of Courmayeur. It is named after Mary invoked as a healer. Built-in the 19th century, it was consecrated in 1868. The many ex-votos present mainly concern mountaineers who have escaped the danger during the attempts to climb Mont Blanc or the crossing of the many passes. It was built as a diocesan Marian sanctuary and is one of the most popular sanctuaries in the Aosta Valley.
The Lake Miage is a small pool of water that is located in Valle d'Aosta at 2020 m above sea level at the foot of the massif of Mont Blanc, in Val Veny. Its waters are fed by the homonymous glacier. Characteristic of the lake is the interesting and spectacular phenomenon that has occurred for over two centuries: the detachment of icebergs from the ice cliff in contact with the lake.
The Saussurea alpine garden is located at 2173 m above sea level, in the municipality of Courmayeur, in the Aosta Valley, and is the highest alpine garden in Europe. The Saussurea garden is one of the four Alpine botanical gardens in the Aosta Valley, and on its 7000 square meters, it welcomes the typical alpine flora of Mont Blanc. Its name derives from that of Horace-Bénédict de Saussure, who made the first known ascent to Mont Blanc in 1786 and from which the flower Saussurea Alpina also take
Monte Bianco di Courmayeur is the South-East shoulder of Mont Blanc with 4.765 m. It is offshore to the Mont Blanc about 800 m in the direction of Courmayeur. Despite its minimal topographic prominence, it appears as the second-highest peak in the Alps on the official list of Alpine four-thousand of the Union Internationale des Associations d'Alpinisme for its impressive appearance and its importance for mountaineering.
The highest mountain in the Alps and the second-highest mountain in Europe, rising 4,808 m (15,774 ft) above sea level. The mountain stands in a range called the Graian Alps, between the regions of Aosta Valley, Italy, and Savoie and Haute-Savoie, France. The massif is popular for outdoor activities like hiking, climbing, trail running, and winter sports like skiing, and snowboarding. The most popular route is the Goûter Route, which typically takes two days.
The Torino refuge is an alpine refuge, located in Italy in the territory of the municipality of Courmayeur, in the upper Valdigne, in the Aosta Valley, on the Mont Blanc massif, at 3,375 m asl. It is located near the Colle del Gigante, near the watershed and therefore the border between France and Italy, located on the summit of Mont Blanc.
Pointe Helbronner forms one part of the French and Italian border high in the mountains. It is 3,466m high and can be reached by cable car too. It forms part of the Alpine mountain border between France and Italy. The Skyway Monte Bianco station platform on Pointe Helbronner offers a remarkable view over the Aosta Valley and the Piedmont region. The French-Italian border splits this platform.
The QC Terme Pré Saint Didier are historical thermal baths of the Valdigne, in the Aosta Valley, along the Dora di Verney. The sources of thermal water of Pré-Saint-Didier were already known in Roman times, but their exploitation only began in the mid-seventeenth century. For over 150 years, these spas were one of the main centers of attraction of the Savoy royal family. the reopening of the spa gave an important boost to the tourist presence in the municipality and to the local economy.
The Elisabetta Soldini Montanaro refuge is a refuge located in the municipality of Courmayeur, at the bottom of Val Veny, in the Graian Alps, at 2,195 m asl. It was built in 1953. Thirty years later, in 1983, it was significantly expanded. It is named after the hiker Elisabetta Soldini Montanaro, who tragically died in the mountains. It is the stopping point of the Alta via Della Valle d'Aosta n. 2, trail hiking in the Valle d'Aosta.
Mont Blanc du Tacul is a snow-capped mountain located in the Mont Blanc Massif, Haute-Savoie, and one of the most important amongst the summits surrounding Mont Blanc. The Normal route of Mont Blanc du Tacul is no difficult route starting from the Refuge des Cosmiques and running on the glacier which occupies the Northern slopes of the mountain with a variety of snow and ice types. One of the nine trekking destinations and also a nice camping spot.
The Colle San Carlo is a high mountain pass in the Aosta Valley, located on Graian, not far from the Tête d'Arpy, from which it draws the name in French. Starting from Morgex you arrive in La Thuile after 10.5 km, about 1000 m in altitude, with an average gradient of 10% and peaks of 15%, making it one of the toughest cyclings climbs in the Alps.
The Bossons glacier claims to be the "largest icefall in Europe." It is certainly the fastest moving glacier (300m/year)and it also reacts very quickly to climate change. . It has the largest altitudinal drop of all the alpine glaciers in Europe, and formerly extended much further down the valley than it does today. One of the nice trekking destination and also a nice picnic spot.
The Aiguille du Goûter is a mountain of the Mont Blanc massif: located under the highest Dôme du Goûter, it is located along the normal French ascent route to Mont Blanc and just below the summit the Goûter Refuge. the summit is accessible from the Nid d'Aigle station of the Tramway du Mont.
The Goûter Hut is a mountain refuge in the French department of Haute-Savoie. It is located at a height of 3,835 metres on the Arete du Goûter in the municipality of Saint-Gervais-Les-Bains. It overlooks the Glacier de Bionnassay and is the highest wardened mountain hut in France.
The Dômes de Miage is a mountain of the Mont Blanc Alps in the Graian Alps. It is located along the borderline between Italy and France. The mountain is made up of five peaks that unfold on a ridge about three kilometers long. Starting from the east and from the border with Italy is the highest peak; going west there is a second elevation.
A mountain in the Mont Blanc mountain ranges. At 3,842 meters high from sea level, it can be accessed directly by a cable car from Chamonix. The summit contains a panoramic viewing platform, a café, and a gift shop. Even in summer, temperatures in the open viewing areas can reach −10 °C (14 °F), and visitors require both warm clothing and protection from very bright sunlight.