Your dream experience in Val d’Aosta
Nestled in the heart of the Italian Alps, The Mont Fallère Tour is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts seeking a challenging and scenic adventure. It is a 34 km path, subdivided into three walking stages (4/5 hours per day), ideal for families and hikers’ groups. Reaching the summit of Mont Fallère is an achievement that rewards trekkers with a breathtaking panoramic view! But during the path, Chaligne Refuge and Refuge Mont Fallere are key stops, and offer numerous trekking excursions in the nearby peaks.
Chaligne Refuge, at an altitude of 1,936 meters, is located at the foot of Alpe Chaligne, a renovated mountain lodge, prioritizes eco-environmental considerations, preserving the original architecture and utilizing local materials. The interiors exude style and celebrate local traditions, with furnishings crafted from reclaimed wood and eco-friendly treatments. Guided visits to mountain pastures provide insights into the agricultural environment and Fontina DOP cheese production. The restaurant showcases Valle d’Aosta’s cuisine, emphasizing dairy products from the surrounding pastures. The accommodation includes the StarsBOX experience, combining a tent and a hut to offer both shelter and the chance to admire nature’s beauty. Guests can also enjoy the new wood-heated barrel sauna and Dutchtub in the wellness area.
Refuge Mont Fallere, founded by sculptor Siro Vierin in 2012, sits at 2385 meters between Mont Fallère and Mont Rouge di Vertosan. Constructed with reclaimed materials, it embodies the charm of Valdostan chalets. The accommodation offers eight rooms (50 beds), a bar, a restaurant, a relaxation room, and a permanent museum showcasing Siro Vierin’s finest works. Surrounded by nature, streams, ponds, and breathtaking peaks, the refuge provides a tranquil escape from bustling daily life. Its unique feature is the path adorned with 400 sculptures, enchanting visitors with hidden animals, gnomes, and mountain characters. A captivating treasure hunt awaits both young and old, with sculptures growing bigger and more intricate as the refuge draws near.
Maison Farinet, situated in a small hamlet in Saint Rhémy en Bosses, has undergone recent renovations while preserving its original 19th-century features such as the barrel vault, old barn-like heights, and stone façade. The “Maison Farinet – Chambres d’Hótes” offers three spacious rooms and a studio/suite, each uniquely adorned with different types of wood for paneling, interior doors, and furniture. The former barn now serves as the breakfast room, where guests can enjoy a cozy ambiance by the wood-burning fireplace while savoring coffee, cakes, and local delicacies. A relaxation room is also available. The rooms include “Abies” (quadruple), “Castaneis,” and “Pinus Cembro” (double), and “Larix” (studio/suite) with a kitchen, bathtub, private sauna, and terrace. Embracing environmental sustainability, the rooms are free of disposable products, instead offering practical dispensers with locally sourced washing detergents. Guests can also enjoy the spa and wellness center by appointment, adding to their rejuvenating experience.