With rolling green slopes, a warm climate and a wealth of outdoor activities on offer, Courmayeur Mont Blanc is the dream destination for travellers looking to escape the day-to-day, get active and embrace nature in summer.
This summer, Courmayeur Mont Blanc plays host to a program of exciting events and activities taking place throughout the season, from a new e-bike sharing programme that services the most scenic part of the region, exhibitions at Skyway Monte Bianco – the roof of Europe – to a special ‘Green Weekend. The weekend will incorporate nature-based gastronomical experiences, including a ‘Gourmet Walk’ in collaboration with the restaurants of the valley against the backdrop of the stunning Mont Blanc scenery; an exquisite concert in the breath-taking Aosta Valley; workshops, wellness and sports experiences for families; and a specially composed soundtrack of the mountain’s treasured sounds to accompany the fun.
Please see a breakdown of the abundance of activities available at the Courmayeur Mont Blanc this summer below…
Courmayeur Mont Blanc’s Green Weekend
Sustainability is an intrinsic part of Courmayeur Mont Blanc, where Europe’s most fabulous slopes unfurl at the foot of Mont Blanc. Taking place on 25th and 26th June is a ‘Green Weekend’ and two-day event that will feature culinary journeys, active adventures and immersive music and sports experiences that capture the essence of the summer season in Mont Blanc, whilst giving guests the opportunity to connect with nature, discover the local culture and participate in responsible tourism.
Shouldering up to Italy, the valleys Ferret and Vey will be car-free over the ‘Green Weekend’, and instead the resort can be easily accessed by the Val Veny cable car or new e-bike sharing service, both available at discounted rates. Guests can use public shuttle bus services for free. Highlights for the coming program include nature-based gastronomical experiences, including a ‘Gourmet Walk’ in collaboration with the restaurants of the valley against the backdrop of the stunning Mont Blanc scenery; a weekend full of workshops and sports experiences for the families such as outdoor yoga amidst nature.
The culmination of the Green Weekend ends in a spectacular outdoor concert by Roman singer-songwriter Fulminacci, thanks to the regional Musicastelle festival.
New E-Bike Sharing Service
Acknowledging the importance of sustainability in tourism, this month, Courmayeur Mont Blanc is introducing a new e-bike sharing program, with 30 e-bikes for public use, increasing mobility options for residents and tourists visiting.
To complement the service, there are many sign-posted cycling routes and with easy inter-connected railways, shuttle buses and cable cars, meaning that travellers can always mix and match a bike experience with public transport to cover every nook and cranny of this beautiful region sustainably.
Exhibitions on ‘The Roof of Europe’
Skyway Monte Bianco, the cable car of Courmayeur Mont Blanc that leads to the roof of Europe, reopens to guests this summer with a variety of new features. The reopening of the Saussurrea Alpine Garden takes place on 19th June with a stopping point for visitors to pursue more than 900 specimens of life which coexist in altitude, and the small wonders of the Alps and other mountain ranges.
A new exhibition opens at the intermediate station of Pavillon: Gabriel Loppé “A life on Mont Blanc”, with paintings that depict mountaineering, alpine landscapes, glaciers and snow, to symbolize the change in nature throughout the seasons.
At the intermediate station of Pavillon at 2173m altitude, art works by Donato Savin will be installed. Savin’s work, which features a reproduction of a stone stele, found during his ski mountaineering days in the lateral valleys of Valle d’Aosta, is a symbol of local culture and offers guests a sanctuary, and physical place for meditation whilst traveling.
Wellness in the Mountains
For those wishing to explore the meditative and reinvigorating energy of the mountains more deeply, in addition to Yoga throughout the ‘Green Weekend’, Courmayeur Mont Blanc will be offering ‘Yoga Mountain Days’ throughout the summer season. These days will be dedicated to exploring wellness through seminars, yoga, massage, and other sensory experiences, culminating with a DJ set at the end of each day. Weekly yoga sessions with spectacular views of Mont Blanc will also be available to book over the summer months.
Soundtrack to the Summer
In a desire to fully indulge all senses, Max Casacci, producer, guitarist, and founder of the Italian band Subsonica, has composed a mini-soundtrack This is Courmayeur. The Sound of your Summer. The tracks combine the mountain’s nostalgic sounds into a symphony: the wind whistling among branches, streams gurgling, bells of cows grazing in high pastures, all of which are combined with the percussion sounds of the mountain peaks and goat bells. Listeners can access the tracks through a QR code, and imagine they are fully immersed in mountain nature, wherever they are; or use them as the soundtrack to their summer in Courmayeur Mont Blanc whatever the activity.