In summer, the Aosta Valley is ideal for enjoying the nature, the coolness of the mountains and experiencing the activities on offer, perfect for all ages. Families who love sport and outdoor holidays, those who want to discover the area without giving up some educational ideas, will all be satisfied.
There are many simple routes suitable for everyone, with little height difference and in some cases even suitable for prams. For example, the Ru de Lies nature trail starts in Champagne and is a level path with explanatory panels on the history, geography, geomorphology, flora and fauna of Antey-Saint-André, as well as climatology, environmental laws and typical products of the region. Perfect for curious little explorers. There are benches along the way and a small picnic area with tables and a barbecue, ideal for a break to relax and enjoy the surrounding nature. Continuing on, you reach the quiet hamlet of Lies.
With the end of school comes the best time for children and young people to spend time with their families for fun for all ages.
Starting from the entrance to Valgrisenche at La Ravoire, you can reach the Lake Lolair Nature Reserve, of great naturalistic value. Along the route, you reach a farm road, then a steep path that runs between low walls and bushes, crossing the road several times, and finally skirting the forest where you can catch a glimpse of ash, rowan, Scots pine and downy oak, before reaching the Lolair lake.
Families who love adrenaline and want to treat themselves to a day of pure fun cannot miss out on visiting one of the many adventure parks in the Aosta Valley, climbing through the trees on adventurous routes at high altitude, always in complete safety secured by a steel cable.
From the adventure park LaBornadouDjouas, in Antey-Saint-André, to the RebelPark in Bionaz, in a privileged position on a promontory at 1,700 m, which makes it unique for its breathtaking views, as well as its Tyrolean pulleys 120 m long and 30 m high and the 32 different games along the route.
In the Lys valley, the Fontainemore Adventure Park also dedicates a route to the youngest adventurers, with a course for children aged 3 to 6, as well as 40 different suspended activities, 5 courses and 45 games, at different heights and difficulties, while the zip-line allows you to cross the valley round trip by flying over the Lys stream.
On the steep rocky banks of a gorge of the Savara stream, in Valsavarenche, the Alpine Guides of the Gran Paradiso Society have equipped Le Gordze du Terré, a real adventure park in a canyon, the only one of its kind in Italy. The adventurous and breathtaking route, which lasts about 2-3 hours, is an experience that brings together the wonders of two different specialities, canyoning and climbing, combined in a single adventure park. Thanks to the alpine equipment, you move suspended over the Savara torrent, in correspondence with the narrow and suggestive rapids that form near Terré, and you are totally immersed in one of the most spectacular scenarios of the Gran Paradiso National Park.