Grand Hotel Billia
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- Shuttle bus service
- Airport Transportation
- Continental Breakfast
- Smoking rooms available
- Reduced mobility rooms
TripAdvisor Reviews Grand Hotel Billia St. Vincent
Travel Blogs from St. Vincent
... down the valley and up again and soon I gave up
and headed back to Gornergrat.
now it was snowing and the chances of me getting anymore shots of Matterhorn
were not looking good at all. The temp was now a wonderful -5 and so I headed
back to the train station.
walk back to the station was sure an adventure and a rather scary one at that.
Of course me being me I wanted the best photos of the area and so I decided to
take a detour ...
... all the way to Mont Blanc on the Italian side and camp there by the town of Aosta. It was an expensive drive on the motorway that day but then the km go down fast and you get there quickly without spending 6 hours driving. We stopped for a coffee and ordered two lattes. Once out of the shop we realised that they had given us two cups of milk! No coffee! We added our own. On arrival at the campground I was still wearing t-shirt and shorts and the guy booking us in looked ...
... day with beautiful hiking and views!
The next morning dawned overcast, a good day to explore the town, museum and interesting cemetery where lots of climbers who met their deaths on the Matterhorn and other local mountains are buried. The museum in Zermatt is underground; a well-done little museum with lots of history about the climbing of THE mountain, and a new exhibit this year about the first ascent of the Matterhorn, ...
... you can see 29 four thousand metre high mountains laden with snow. The Cornier Glacier is the second longest ice stream of the Alps, and is almost right at your feet. And the views are just "awesomely fantastic". Because we all have fallen in love with the Matterhorn, we spent quite a lot of time photographing the mountain from every vantage point. Back down to Zermatt, a quick bite of lunch and we were once again on the move, this time to Klein Matterhorn ...
... about an hour (it was to be the only rain we had during the entire trip). Finally we could put those ponchos to use.
We arrived at Refugio Elena early afternoon and when showed to our room decided we must of died and gone to heaven. It was a spacious private room with a queen bed, a stunning glaicer view, and ...