From paragliding, rafting and hang gliding to exclusive spas and Michelin-star gastronomy, the Valle d’Aosta (Aosta Valley), mountainous Italian-French bilingual region in northwestern Italy, offers different options for thrills and relaxation, surrounded by spectacular scenery and some of the highest peaks in Europe.
Italy’s smallest and least populated region, bordered by Switzerland and France, has much to offer in summer. If you have always dreamed of an Italian summer holiday but were somewhat wary of the heat, Valle d’Aosta, within two hours of Milan, Turin and Genoa, is the perfect destination for you, with summer temperatures reaching a maximum of 20° C.
The list of things to do in the Valle d’Aosta could be made endless. Start here, with this list of summer must-dos.
1. Air sports in Valle d’Aosta
The Aosta Valley is even more breathtaking when viewed from above. Don’t miss a chance to soar over the peaks and valleys paragliding in a tandem flight with experienced, qualified instructors. Paragliding is definitely a unique experience worth trying, in absolute freedom and total safety. Parachuting, hang gliding and hot air ballooning are also very popular today.
2. Trekking and hiking in Valle d’Aosta
Many top boutique tour companies offer trekking trips, summer holiday packages, day hikes and multi-day walks staying in overnight huts with professional English-speaking mountain guides, to explore stunning alpine landscapes and experience the Valle d’Aosta to the full.