Italy Now Reopen to International Tourists
4th June 2020, Yesterday Italy reopened its borders to Britain and certain European countries, without imposing any quarantine restrictions. With UK-travellers still unable to visit, Courmayeur Mont Blanc in the Italian Alps is preparing to welcome back domestic travellers with regional travel bans now lifting. All restaurants in the resort are opening by the end of this week and hotels are opening from 29th June 2020. At an appropriate time and by abiding with all safety and social distancing policies, the resort is hoping to also welcome back international guests for the summer season.
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. Situated on the Italian side of the Mont Blanc, June through to October sees the renowned ski resort transformed into a vibrant destination filled with Alpine pastures and meadows, fresh valleys, unspoilt hiking trails and peaceful lakes. Visitors can experience mountain biking, high altitude hiking, trail running, sport fishing and water rafting. Whatever your fitness ability, this is the perfect escape for those looking to get out of their comfort zone, get back to nature and reconnect.
Ivan Parasacco, the Head of Tourism for Courmayeur Mont Blanc, comments:
‘We are really looking forward to welcoming back international guests to our resort as soon as it is safe to do so and we are implementing various social distancing measures, all in compliance with WHO’s guidelines. I have no doubt that domestic travellers, particularly those with property in Courmayeur, will shortly be visiting us shortly. We also have very loyal visitors from across Europe, the USA and Asia too so are looking forward to their return too.
‘Our resort lends itself perfectly to summer holidays, as well as skiing trips, with plenty of outdoor activities which offer guests the chance to get back to nature and get active – which is exactly what we are all in need of post-lockdown. These include nature hikes, cycling trails, or extreme running, along with yoga or meditation hotspots and beautiful spa hotels for those more wellness-inclined.
‘I am predicting a complete shift in peoples’ priorities on what they now want to get out of a holiday – I imagine people will want to celebrate being in open spaces and being together, which is exactly what Courmayeur offers.’
Please see a breakdown of the abundance of activities available at the Courmayeur Mont Blanc this summer below…
For the Passionate Hiker
At Courmayeur Mont Blanc, hikers explore the wonders of the Alps and take walking to its peak in Europe’s highest footpaths. The Valle d’Aosta provides accesses to the Mont Blanc’s best summits and most beautiful trails offering endless kilometres of untouched nature, fresh air and routes that suit every ability. Travellers looking to try something new can also try their hand at mountaineering.
For the Mountain Biker
Bike-trekking, heli-biking and mountain bike tours are all available at Courmayeur Mont Blanc, from gentle bike paths to intense mountain trails there is something for every cyclist. Those looking for a gentle ride can peddle out on the flat in Val Ferret, whilst the super fit can heli-bike down single tracks on the majestic Mont Blanc. E-Bikes are also available so that guests can transport themselves around with ease along Europe’s most unmissable routes.
For the Wellness Seeker
Courmayeur Mont Blanc is surrounded by untouched nature and wild landscapes. Travellers can unwind, reconnect with the natural environment and soak up the fresh air in the beautiful side valleys of Courmayeur Mont Blanc: Val Ferret and Val Vény. The undulating backdrop, glacial lakes and spectacular views lend themselves perfectly to spot of yoga or medication – undistributed by any modern-day burdens. The resort also features multiple spa hotels where guests can treat themselves to special treatments based on traditional products from the valley such as honey, black grape and Renetta apples. Unwind from a hard day’s hiking in the lapse of alpine luxury at the famous Terme di Pré Saint Didier.
For the Adrenaline Junkie
Those looking for a slightly different holiday can get their adrenaline pumping with one of the resort’s mountain guides. These experts in mountain adventures can arrange challenging treks of the Mont Blanc, teaching hikers how to venture into areas of extreme altitude safely and support them through demanding ascents. Courmayeur Mont Blanc also welcomes various famous international trail events each year, drawing in expert runners from across the globe. Races include the Gran Trail Courmayeur, the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® which involves a complete circuit of the Mont Blanc through France, Italy and Switzerland and is possible to complete on bike and foot, and the Tor des Géants®, the world’s hardest endurance trail taking place in Valle d’Aosta.
With a game of golf, rafting, fly fishing, kayaking or canyoning on the river, whole families can embrace the great outdoors with children-friendly activities at their fingertips. The resort plays host to the highest heated mountain swimming pool in Europe, situated in the heart of the Plan Chécrouit. 18 metres long, 32 degrees and complete with sauna and sun terrace, families can swim and sunbathe whilst gazing up at the summit of the Mont Blanc. If that isn’t enough, there is also the indoor Courmayeur Forum Sports Centre at the foot of Mont Blanc which boasts ice-skating facilities, indoor climbing, tennis, golf and 5-a-side football.
Discover Italy at its peak in Courmayeur Mont Blanc: a unique combination of fine food, culture, adventurous sporting activities, sophisticated relaxation and prime shopping in an incomparable Mont Blanc setting.