Easy Hike in Italy
Courmeyeur, Italy's hike to Rifugio Bonatti makes National Geographic's list of the 10 Best Easy Hikes with Big Rewards. For those seeking a high return on their uphill investment, consider this easy hike on the Italian side of Mont Blanc. (,Or Monte Bianco as it is called on the Boot side of the border).
Short, long AND WINTER options, Food and Lodging
The shorter version of the hike, includes a shuttle which lets you start up higher on the trail for a total time up of about an hour to cover the 274 meters (900 feet) of vertical gain. The longer option starts in the village of Courmayeur for total climb of 853 meters (2.800 feet). If you want to hang out up high, you can book a reservation to stay the night. Also open in the winter, visitor's can access the rifugio on snowshoes or backcountry skis. And last but not least, even just an hour's hike with great views still still deserves the opportunity to recharge yourself with the delightful food and drinks found in the Italian rifugi. So if looking for some easy hikes in Italy, check out the trail to Rifugio Bonatti.
image credits: tapazvaldoten.altervista.org & montblanctreks.com.au
ENGLISH LANGUAGE LINKS
The links below contain some information in English on Rifugio Bonatti and the trail to reach it. These links may not have the most current data, but they can help you to learn more about the rifugio and how to reach it. For the most current information, conditions and reservations, you may want to contact the rifugio directly.
Trail Running and the Mont Blanc Region: 40 Routes in the Chamonix Valley, Italy and Switzerland Excerpt from ebook by Kinglsey Jones