Alpine Adventure: Italian Alps


  • Prime location next to the Dora Baltea River in the Italian Alps
  • White water rafting, rock climbing, high ropes, kayaking and more!
  • Small & friendly Acorn centre in a National Park setting


  6 night adventure from only £439pp

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What's it like?

If you love mountains, lakes and rivers, this is the choice for you. This exciting adventure trip is set in the stunning Gran Paradiso National Park, in the Italian Alps. With mountain views and alpine smells, it's a wonderful place to be.

Arguably our best activity programme, this adventure trip includes white water rafting, rock climbing, gorge scrambling, kayaking, high ropes (in the trees) and more! 

Bordered by France and Switzerland and surrounded by the highest peaks in the Alps, Italy’s Aosta Valley is a region of spectacular scenery and the perfect setting for activities. Our centre is in a prime location,  next to the Dora Baltea River where you will enjoy a fun-filled day of white water rafting. Just a short walk away is the quaint Italian town of Villeneuve with its geletarias, pizzerias and outdoor swimming pool. 

Our small & friendly centre offers a safe and relaxed environment and you will have your own private village and dining marquee to make your own. The perfect base from which to enjoy your adventure programme.



6 night Sample Programme from only £429pp

  Morning Afternoot Evening
FRI Depart Overnight travel
SAT Travel Arrive, lunch, tour, town visit Team games
SUN Mountain day
Rock climbing/ squeeze
Mountain day
Gorge Scramble
Rafting preparation
MON Dora Baltea River
White water rafting
Dora Baltea River
White water rafting
Campfire night
TUES Mountain day
Mountain day, hill walk
& bouldering
High ropes
WED Excurison day (Mont Blanc Cable car is popular) Acorn's got talent
THUR Day at the lake
Kayaking, raft-building
& stand up paddleboarding(SUP)
Day at the lake
Paddle sports
Acorn olympics or optional
pizzeria night (for an extra charge)
FRI Giant initiative & Night line Castle walk Depart & overnight travel
SAT Travel Return home


Alpine Adventure Camp

996dc59c-b45f-4cad-861d-27c3e678ab78Located on the outskirts of Villeneuve in the picturesque Aosta Valley, Italy, our private adventure camp offers your school or group a beautiful and comfortable base for adventure; set close to the Dora Balta River and surrounded by the Italian Alps and alpine trees.

Our Adventure Camp in Italy offers three pre-erected camping villages; with each one offering groups of 35 or more their own private village. Our expansive camp allows plenty of space for socialising and enjoying a game of volleyball after a day tackling the white waters.

Your exclusive tented village will be laid out with up to 18 tents in a horseshoe shape, with a central marquee for dining. All of our tents are standing height with proper beds and hard flooring. Party Leader tents come with a few extras including timber beds, electricity, a fridge and wardrobe. It is camping, but comfortable camping and an ideal space for you to relax and enjoy your residential.

  • Three toilet and shower blocks
  • Separate toilet and shower block for teachers (built 2014)
  • On-site shop
  • Volleyball areas
  • WI-FI (for teachers on request)
  • Playing field next to the centre
  • On-site high ropes course in the trees
  • Three tented villages offering each group their own private living space and dining marquee
  • River (located just outside of the centre)
  • Public swimming pool & bowling alley (within walking distance) available for an additional charge



Alpine Excursion (Northern Italy)

During your stay, your activity programme will allow one free day. There are plenty of areas of interest you may like to organise an excursion to. If you wish to organise an excursion, then please speak to your Tour Organiser prior to your departure. The date of the excursion will be confirmed and also the payment method. Some excursions can be paid to Acorn prior to travel however some require payment to be made directly. Acorn will provide a member of staff to accompany your excursion upon request to offer a supporting role for party leaders.

The party leader will have responsibility for the group whilst off site. The Acorn staff member will have no supervisory responsibility during the excursion, which will be maintained by the Party Leader throughout. Information and opening hours are subject to change. For the latest up-to-date pricing information please contact your Tour Organiser or refer to the relevant website below.


A lively medieval city with attractive shops, monuments, museums and a swimming pool. Aosta has many surviving Roman remains including the Roman Theatre, which is one of Italy’s best-preserved Roman sites. There is a local market on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
Distance from centre: 7 miles

Forte di Bard

The Fortress of Bard is formed of 3 main defence stations positioned at different levels upon a high imposing rock spur. Almost intact from the moment of its construction the fortress represents one of the best examples of early 1800 military stronghold and has a total 283 rooms. At the very top of the rocks sits the most impressive of the defence stations, enclosed by a wall upon which all buildings are sustained. With its internal courtyard and overlooking the north is Carlo Alberto Opera which has a magnificent Piazza d’Armi a great quadrangular courtyard surrounded by a wide arcade. On the south side of the fortress there is an external footpath that leads you into the Gola Opera courtyard, there is also an internal footpath which has hairpin bends supported by high walls. The top of the fortified rock is easily accessible thanks to futuristic external glass lifts with stunning views, taking you from the medieval village of Bard at the foot of the fortress.

Open: Tuesday - Friday 10am – 6pm. Saturday - Sunday 10am – 7pm. Monday Closed

Price: Entry charges applicable, please speak to your Tour Organiser.
Distance from centre: 36 miles

The Astronomical Observatory

Opened in 2003 the Observatory sits 1675m above sea level. The observatory is home to excellent scientific research while organising instructional activities for teachers and students. There are guided tours day timeand night time observations, hands ontheoretical and interactive activities. Daytime visits give an introduction to the observing instruments, Observing the Sun and broadcast of the SOHO satellites observations of the sun. Evening and night time visits allowsthe vision and analysis of the stars, the identification of the main constellations and planets and particularly interesting astronomical objects. All activities are carried out with the presence of specialised personnel  

Open: Daytime visits at 16.30hrs Night time visit at 21.30hrs
Price: Entry charges are applicable, please speak to your Tour Organiser.
Distance from centre: 26 miles

Skyway Monte Bianco

Skyway Monte Bianco is a marvel of Italian engineering technology that offers an unforgettable travel experience. Nestled in the heart of the Alps of Valle d’Aosta, the smallest region in Italy with a predominantly mountainous territory, the new Mont Blanc cable cars are the most spectacular way of reaching the closest point to the summit of Mont Blanc and its majestic glaciers.

Open: Entry charges are applicable, please speak to your Tour Organiser.
Distance from centre: 31 miles

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What’s included (35 paying or more)

  • Full activity programme (typically 2 x 3 hour activity sessions per day, plus evening entertainment
  • Full board accommodation
  • Door to door transportation (executive coach travel & ferry crossing) - Overseas only
  • All instruction, supervision and equipment
  • Free leader places for supervising adults (1 free place for every 8 paying)
  • Mediterranean Adventure includes full day at waterworld
  • Party Leader family concessions
  • 10 % discount off Acorn Family Holidays (for all those travelling)
  • Party Leader support pack
  • Complimentary inspection visit
  • Financial protection – ABTA and ATOL bonded
  • Fully accredited school and group travel provider

How to reserve your dates

Call 01384 398 870 (Monday-Thursday 8am-6pm or Friday 8am-5.30pm) Or click here

01384 398 870

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