Incentive Package - Valle d'Aosta
This mountainous region will charm everyone with its hundred castles, an authentic collection of Gothic sculptures, breath-taking views, luxurious ski resorts such as Courmayeur and Cervinia, isolated hiking trails, a rich food culture, unspoilt wildlife, baroque village churches, Europe’s largest casino and 116.000 enjoyable inhabitants who have fought very hard for their independence against the reigning Savoys in the 12th century.
Valle d'Aosta borders France, and most local people are in fact bilingual. The cultural influence of Switzerland and Germany can also be felt, through the Swiss-style architecture of many buildings, and the German-based dialects that are spoken in some areas. This is a destination for small incentives, perfect for clients interested in skiing, nature and sport activities.
The cuisine of this region is based on cheese and meat, rye bread, potatoes, polenta, gnocchi, risotto and soups. Grazing cows on Alpine meadows provide fine butter and cheese, called toma, Robiola and above all Fontina DOP, used in many dishes, including fondua, made with milk as in Piedmont's fonduta. This region is famous for some very interesting wines including the Petit Rouge Enfer d'Arvier and Torrette, the Blanc de Valdigne of Morgex and La Salle, the Petite Arvine, the Vien de nus, for the red wine and the Malvoisie (apparently a mutation of Pinot Gris) and for the rare dessert white of Nus.
Access to this region is through the international airports of Torino and Genève as well as the smaller airport in the capital city of Aosta.
Hereby we offer you some suggestions to have an ideal match between skiing and other experiences. Please fill out the contactform for a tailor-made offer.
Suggestion 1: Heliskiing
Combine the sensation of a helicopter ride with the irresistible allure of a breathtaking off-track descent on immaculate crystallised snow; all this is possible thanks to heliskiing, an activity that operates from January till May. Experienced helicopter pilots and alpine guides offer you a safe unique quality ski program.
Suggestion 2: Night of snow shoe walking
Snow shoe walking is a lovely alternative to skiing. Enjoy the special atmosphere of walking with torches by the light of the moon, overlooking the Monte Bianco, Monte Rosa, … an enchanting winter nature-wonderland !
Suggestion 3:Ballooning in the Alps
Fly high above the mountains in the Aosta Valley. The Mont Blanc Aerostatique club is the starting point for those who want to experience the unique feeling of floating in a balloon between Monte Bianco, Monte Rosa , Cervino and Gran Paradiso.
Suggestion 4: Mountaineering, trekking and tarzaning
VFor those in search of passion moments in a pure and healthy environment…
Suggestion 5: Wine and food : a unique combination in Aosta
Wine tasting in "Cave des Onze Communes", tasting of Lardo di Arnad, Bosses Ham and grappa from a local production. A chef cook from a restaurant nearby will learn you the secrets of the regional specialties and … black bread. Indeed, once a year - at the historical ovens located in the villages of Valle d’Aosta - black bread is prepared with traditional ingredients, for the entire community. Massimo – our expert – will show you how to prepare and knead the dough during a half day workshop. Afterwards he will take you through the Aosta region in search of authentic regional products.