Alpine Adventure: Italian Alps

Italy returns to Acorn in 2022!

We are excited to announce that our much loved Alpine Adventure is coming back to Acorn in 2022, with a few changes.

Our Alpine Adventure is located in the beautiful Gran Paradiso National Park in the Aosta Valley, Italy. From here you will enjoy some of the most popular outdoor activities including white water rafting, high ropes, rock climbing, stand up paddleboarding, kayaking, raft building and a day to explore the area. 

Your group will stay in a charming little hotel in Villeneuve, surrounded by mountains and next to the Dora Baltea River. This is the ideal setting for outdoor adventure and has been a much loved destination for decades. 

 

Location

 

Alpine Adventure Video

 

Sample 5 Night Activity Programme- Alpine Adventure 

  Morning Afternoon  
     
SAT Travel Arrive/ Tour/ Town Visit  
SUN Mountain Day:
Rock Climbing
Mountain Day:
Hill Walk
 
MON Dora Baltea River:
White Water Rafting
Dora Baltea River:
White Water Rafting
 
       
TUES Excursion Day (Mont Blanc Cable car is popular)  
WED Day At The Lake:
Kayaking
& Stand Up Paddleboarding
Day At The Lake:
Raft Building 
 
THURS High Ropes  Depart   
     

 All Activities


 Our activities include the following:
Excursion Day

Excursion Day

High Ropes

High Ropes

Raft Building

Raft Building

Hill Walking

Hill Walking

Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing

Campfire

Campfire

Giant Initiative

Giant Initiative

Canoeing

Canoeing

Kayaking

Kayaking

Paddle Boarding

Paddle Boarding

White Water Rafting

White Water Rafting

Accommodation:

This five night Adventure is full board, staying in the Hotel des Roses, Villeneuve.

The Hotel Des Roses is a charming little family friendly hotel nestled in the Valle d’Aosta, at the foot of the Gran Paradiso National Park, close to the town of Aosta and the ski resorts of Courmayeur and La Thuile. It is ideally located for summer adventure, with lakes, rivers and mountains all within easy reach. The views in the pretty town of Villeneuve are truly spectacular.

Your group will have private en-suite rooms to relax and unwind in after an active day. All meals are included during your stay, along with soft drinks. Meals are served in the hotel restaurant.

Wi-Fi is available in all areas of the hotel.

 

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.


Aosta

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.
Web: www.fortedibard.it
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.
Web: www.oavda.it 
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.
Web: www.montebianco.com/en/
Distance from centre: 31 miles

5 Night Programme

FROM £649pp
  • Includes full board hotel accommodation, activity programme and free leader
  • places 1:8 ratio.

The activities here are wall-to-wall action! I didn’t think I was the `adventurous type` but I am now!

01384 398 870

info@acornadventure.co.uk

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