Over 70 kilometers of ski slopes that during summer turn into a bike park. But also fitness, Nordic walking, hiking, climbing and more. We are in Pila, a resort in the province of Gressan in Valle d’Aosta, at an altitude of 1,790 meters. An Alpine valley renamed "the penthouse of Val D'Aosta". From Pila, that can also be reached by cable car in Aosta, you can admire Mont Blanc, Monte Rosa, Cervino and Gran Paradiso. From here you can enjoy all the nuances of mountain biking: from downhill to cross country.
But above all you can immerse yourself in a dense calendar of events throughout the month of August and September. Sunday, August 16th those who want to relax in contact with nature can learn the secrets and techniques of Nordic walking, thanks to classes taught by a master trainer certificate (Hotel Lion Noir from 6 pm to 7 pm). Other approach courses to this practice are scheduled for August 24th, in a 3-hour tour departing from the cable of Pila.
Cyclists can still register for the Mirko Bechon Cycling race Trophy Pont-Suaz -Pila starting at 10 am; arrival at about 11 am in Pila (www.velogressan.it). The two wheels Chapter does not end thanks to the "Baptism BIKE" offering an all inclusive holiday (bike pass, rental, lessons, Hotel) on Mountain biking trails in Pila.
Do not miss the excursion to the Solitario mountain refuge, a scenic route that from Pila leads to the lake Chamolé and then, through an hill with the same name, back down in the pleasant and wild Arbolle valley. For the youngest is open the Adventure Park. Aspiring Indiana Jones are welcome: maximum fun, surrounded by nature, a chance to compete with them themselves and test their limits, exercising cognitive, creative and perceptive skills. Always at the Adventure Park, on Monday August, 17th , will come to life a magical afternoon of theater, narration and animation in the wonderful world of fairy tales from the Aosta Valley (free activity, organized by the Tourism Office).
Every day there are riding lesson, saddle baptism, horse riding trekking. The meeting is in front of the restaurant La Maison de Jean. If you really can’t stay away from animals you can go up to the Grimondet pasture and engage yourself in manual milking to taste the fresh milk. For the sweet tooth there will be tasting of typical products: Fontina,Toma cheese and honey.
Tourist information L 'Espace de Pila