Valnontey offers tremendous potential, appreciated internationally for the number, the difficulties and the variety of the icefalls. At the Hotel La Barme, always a reliable reference for climbers, a heated room is available to dry the material. The rich breakfast is available from 7:00 am as well as hot water or tea for the flasks is offered.
Cross country skiing
The 80 km of cross-country tracks, a fabulous setting in the woods, are regularly home to many competitions such as the World Cup and the “Marcia Gran Paradiso”. The slopes offer all sorts of levels, from beginner to the athlete. At the Hotel La Barme you can rent cross-country equipment and then put on your skis right outside the hotel.
A quiet beaten path follows the river Valnontey for about 10 Km. Walk through peaceful snow- covered forests up to David farmhouses, a house built against a large rock, or the picturesque village of Valmiana and its roofs covered by snow.
Rental at the Hotel La Barme. Various paths in the woods in the middle of the silent nature, often on the trail of chamois.
Discover all the spectacular slopes of Cogne. Find on the internet site the different courses and the tariff plan.
Towards the end of the winter season, you can enjoy beautiful routes on the massive peaks of the Gran Paradiso in one or more days.
Snowpark in Cogne
To learn to ski and have fun. The park is equipped with a treadmill and offers a downhill slope for children and beginners as well as a funny track to slide and a big trampoline.
A romantic and enchanting tour in horse-drawn sleigh, to do as a couple or family, following the Valnontey stream to discover the beauty of the National Park, with the Gran Paradiso massif in background.
Dentelières of Cogne
The tradition of bobbin lace has ancient origins and has been handed down from generation to generation. Even today the little girls of Cogne learn to make lace at school in the first grade. Their origin dates back to 1665, when some Benedictine monks of the abbey of Cluny taught local women this type of processing.
The aqueduct bridge, built in year 3 BC by two Roman settlers, is located on the ravine (a depth of 150m) of the Grand Eyvia river, in the lower valley of Cogne. It is a grandiose Roman work in masonry and stone blocks, about 56 meters high and more than 50 long.
Founded by the Romans in 25 BC with the name of Augusta Praetoria, Aosta preserves important monuments such as the Arch of Augustus, the Porta Pretoria, the theatre, the cryptosporidium and the antic walls. Also interesting is the visit to the church of Sant Orso with its frescoes and its magnificent cloister, famous for its medieval capitals. Aosta is 28 km from Cogne.
Castles of the Valley
The Aosta Valley is justly famous for its medieval castles – primarily the Fénis and Verrès castles, the manor of Issogne and the Sarre castle (residence of the King of Savoy when staying in the Valley) – beautifully preserved and considered among the most representative buildings of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.
Thermal baths & SPA
The “Terme di Pré St. Didier”, a natural hot spring to engage all senses following a well-being route with over thirty water and steam games such as hot tubs, relaxing pools with underwater music, invigorating waterfalls, panoramic saunas, aromatic Turkish bath and outdoor pools for admire the view of the mountains. The baths are 46 km from Cogne.
Skyway Mont Blanc
At 54 km from Cogne, the new Skyway cable cars, extreme engineering challenge at 3500 mt, will take you between the eternal ice of Mont Blanc. You will be immersed in a breathtaking landscape thanks to the 360° rotating cabin and futuristic 3 stations.
Fort of Bard
Located at the entrance of the Aosta Valley, at 75 km from Cogne, the Fort is one of the best examples of barrage-fortress of the Middle Ages. It hosts the Alps Museum, an interactive tour to discover the mountains, as well as interesting temporary exhibitions and events.
Book your stays in the heart of the Gran Paradiso National Park. Discover also our Hotel La Barme, nestled in the wonderful valley of Cogne.