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The Best Hiking Trails in Northern Italy

The Best Hiking Trails in Northern Italy

Best hiking trails in northern Italy After months of lockdown, the desire to go out and meet again outdoors is irresistible. One of the best holiday options for fulfilling this craving is to go hiking! And where else than in beautiful Italy? I suspect that when it comes to Italy the first images that come […]

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Best trail running races in Aosta Valley

Written by on May 18, 2021 in Aosta Valley, Sport and Adventure
Best trail running races in Aosta Valley

Best trail running races in the Aosta Valley There are so many incredible running trails in Northern Italy, especially in the Aosta Valley and in the Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso that stretches to Piemonte region. Running on these trails offers you breathtaking, panoramic views of the Italian Alps, waterfalls, deep valleys, glaciers, incredible rock formations […]

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Guide to trail running races in northern Italy

Written by on May 14, 2021 in Sport and Adventure
Guide to trail running races in northern Italy

Guide to trail running and races in northern Italy What is Trail Running? Trail running is a popular activity for the period of April – September, focused mainly for the summer season. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to have mountains for trail running. Trail running can in fact be done everywhere. It is […]

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Technosport, Aosta – our favourite Ski Shop

Technosport, Aosta – our favourite Ski Shop

Two Mondays ago I got to spend a couple of hours with Egon Boccadelli Real, Marco Scagliarini and Andrea Zemoz at our favourite Aosta ski shop, Technosport. The guys had just about wrapped up another successful but thanks to COVID, challenging winter season and were in the process of preparing the shop for the summer. […]

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The charming and lesser known ski villages in the Aosta Valley

Written by on February 3, 2021 in Skiing & Snowboarding, Sport and Adventure
The charming and lesser known ski villages in the Aosta Valley

Discover the charming and lesser known ski villages in the Aosta Valley! As well as the main ski resorts of Courmayeur, La Thuile, Pila, Cervinia, Champoluc and Gressoney, the Aosta Valley is full of other charming little ski villages and stations. Most have only two or three chairlifts and a handful of pistes but they […]

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The job of a school group ski instructor

Written by on January 26, 2021 in Blog, Sport and Adventure
The job of a school group ski instructor

The job of a school group ski instructor… In the winter of 2018/19 I did the BASI level 1&2 ski instructor course with Interski in Pila, Aosta Valley. Having somehow or another managed to pass the course I have so far done 4 week’s paid work with Interski as an instructor, looking after school groups […]

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Best hikes with a pushchair in Gran Paradiso National Park

Written by on January 2, 2021 in Hiking and Trekking, Sport and Adventure
Best hikes with a pushchair in Gran Paradiso National Park

Continuing on from our article where we mention our Best hikes in the Aosta Valley with young children and a pushchair, we would now like to share with you our favourites within the Gran Paradiso National Park. Apart from the magnificent views and unspoilt landscapes, the Gran Paradiso is also the place to go to […]

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Best family hikes with a pushchair in the Aosta Valley

Written by on January 2, 2021 in Hiking and Trekking, Sport and Adventure
Best family hikes with a pushchair in the Aosta Valley

Great family hikes in the Aosta Valley that you can do with young children or with a pushchair When we moved to the Aosta Valley in 2014 our younger son Marty was just 18 months old. Being in the Alps after living all our life in cities or the flat countryside of southern England, the […]

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Winter Sports in Aosta Valley

Written by on October 6, 2020 in Other winter sports, Sport and Adventure
Winter Sports in Aosta Valley

During the winter months the Aosta Valley offers winter sports for everyone. Whether you are young or old, beginner or expert, skier or non-skier. So, which winter sport would you like to try in Aosta Valley? Alpine skiing & snowboarding The first snow arrives normally at the beginning of November. The ski resorts tend to […]

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Skiing in Piemonte, Italy

Written by on October 6, 2020 in Skiing & Snowboarding, Sport and Adventure
Skiing in Piemonte, Italy

Skiing in Piemonte region in Italy,  you are spoiled for choice as it has a total of 1,255km of ski slopes served by 271 lifts located across 49 resorts. Torino hosted the Winter Olympics in 2006. International quality ski resorts can be reached in 1 hour – 1 hour 30 minutes drive from Torino, Cuneo […]

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