Val Vény is the starting point for a number of summer hiking trails that turn into spectacular ski runs and breathtaking freeride routes during winter, making the valley the very heart of Courmayeur’s skiing area.
We have never been in the valley, and we had the luck to go there on a sunny and warm Saturday in the fall. Marvelous colors, form the bright green of the meadows, to the yellow and red of the trees, up to the stunning white of the glacier. (a visitor))
The valley offers many summer walks that turn into great freeride routes during winter
The hiking season starts in the spring with the opening of the valley. You can walk to the spectacular Lake Miage or to the magical Peuterey woods. People also hike up to the Col de the Seigne, which marks the border between Italy and France and lies in the shadow of the Pyramides Calcaires, stunning limestone rock formations jutting out from the top of the Miage glacier. The sanctuary of Notre Dame de la Guérison is another famous attraction in Val Vény.
The valley offers many easy walks with children but is also the starting point for Mont Blanc mountain climbs. Suggested excursions include paths to Mont Chétif, to Col Checruit, to Jardin Miage, an extraordinary botanical area in the moraine, and to lake Combal, with its waters colored by the glaciers and the sky reflection.
Every year, the Val Vény is the magical scenery of Celtica Valle d’Aosta, the international festival of Celtic music, art and culture that takes place in Peuterey Wood during the first weekend of July. Artists from countries with Celtic tradition celebrate and spread their culture with concerts, dance and theater performances, exhibitions, workshops and shows for grown-ups and children.