Courmayeur is a town and comune in northern Italy, in the autonomous region of Aosta Valley. At an elevation of 1,224 m (4,016 ft) above sea level, it is located at the foot of the southern side of Mont Blanc, at 4,810 m (15,781 ft) the highest point in the Alps and western Europe (see Seven Summits), and is crossed by the Dora Baltea river. Courmayeur shares administration of Mont Blanc with its neighboring commune of Saint-Gervais-les-Bains in France, and is consequently able to claim the title of highest commune in Italy. Courmayeur also shares access to the glacial ski run of the Vallée Blanche with another French town, Chamonix, which sits at the opposite, northern, side of the Mont Blanc massif.
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5 based on 3 reviews
We visited on the day we had taken the local bus down from la Thuile to go skiing in Courmayer.
I was intially ambivalent about making the effort to leave our skis over on the Courmayer pistes to take the cable car down, then walk over to the Skyway in ski boots, particularly as it was a cloudy day.
The cable cars rotate allowing everyone a varied vista.
You can take one cable car up to the first level, or two right up to the top.Prices vary, depending on which level you want to stop at, but was included in our 6 day ski pass.
When we reached the clouds I had not anticipated the absolute joy when clearing the clouds and emerging into the Sunshine to see the most magnificent view imagineable!
At the top station there is a restaurant and coffee shop. On climbing higher there is a viewing platform and then the highest is a metal viewing platform with an awe inspiring 360 degree view over the roof of Europe. Absolutely majestic!
We spent much more time on the viewing platform than we has anticipated as it was such a delight to identify the peaks, enjoy the Sunshine and soak in the view.
The engineering achievement is very impressive too.
4.5 based on 813 reviews
This valley is absolutely beautiful. We travelled by car, but for people wanting to hike, this is yet another paradise in the area. Compared to Val Veny, I did not notice camp sites or restaurant services,but there was certainly a regular bus service. Of note is that you can purchase locally-produced cheeses from a refrigerated van along the way.
4.5 based on 203 reviews
We walked the Val Veny because of threatening thunderstorms.
The main TMB trail takes a path across the peaks with amazing views of Mt Blanc and this is a tarmac road alternative.
Walking on tarmac and downhill is unpleasant.
It is long and crowded with cars and families taking walks especially on weekend.
You can take a bus from village 90 minutes walk from junction with TMB, but in Sept this requires a reservation, which requires a phone call , which requires a phone set up for Italy-none of which we had available to us. We walked and walked and walked on an increasingly winding road with limited shoulder and one lane traffic! At 4 hours or so we gave up and flagged down the bus for last mile into Courmayeur.
It was the most disappointing part of the entire TMB which is stunning.
I am so sorry we made this decision. Avoid it if you can.
4.5 based on 121 reviews
4.5 based on 195 reviews
A nice little church in a really crazy place. The view from the chirch is great.. wonderful.. beautiful.. impossible to explain. The long valley that you can see from it have beautiful colors of the autumn.
Inside the church is really particular... totally filled of presents by the people blessed.
4.5 based on 260 reviews
This is a great location as part of the Skyway, but the time to visit would be early summer when the plants are blooming. I went in August and there were no flowers. Since it is part of the skyway up to Point Helbronner it is worth getting off to admire the scenery.
4 based on 83 reviews
With a paved surface that would support wheelchairs and strollers, this provides great views.
The road winds along the river which is pleasant and then ends at the lake.
Dirt paths extend beyond if you want to go further.
One option goes along the lake and a steep climb up to refuge Elisabetta.
Public busses run from Courmayeur to the road which leads up to the trailhead (road that has been blocked to traffic).
4 based on 82 reviews
Well I sat waiting for my ski instructor much amused by the antics of two teenage English girls who took single and joint selfies for 20 minutes. But after that bit of people watching, there are all the skiers arriving excitedly from the big cable car, plus all the restaurants, with their terraces crowded at lunch time with both skiers and fur clad sun seekers (it shone the whole time I was there).
A great place to start skiing, eating and drinking.
4.5 based on 32 reviews
the park is just across hotel lo Scoiatolo and provides a great green place to walk through, relax, stroll around (after a great pizza...) and play with the kids.
4 based on 43 reviews
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