Hotel du Grand Paradis & Spa la Baita
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
Photos of Hotel du Grand Paradis & Spa la Baita
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel du Grand Paradis & Spa la Baita Cogne
Travel Blogs from Cogne
... sledding and his answer was - because you can go really fast, and crash without hurting yourself!
It wasn't really cold up the mountain, about 3º C and the sun was out, to wear snow gear one could have been over dressed!. There hasn't been a fall of snow in the past week so the snow wasn't fresh and quite icy and there were a few incidents of slipping over.
It was certainly worth the trip up to this place for a inexpensive day of fun, and no churches ...
... Italian villages to pick up and drop off the locals going about their day - fascinating.
Arriving in Aosta, we weren't sure what to expect, but walking around, soon discovered the many ancient ruins from the days of the Roman Empire - arches, bridges, fortresses, towers, and even a huge Roman ampitheater.
The streets were made of stone and narrow and windy and fun ...
... about 2.5m away - I've never seen one that close before, normally they are quite shy. We are now at the Auberge d l'Hospice at the top of the pass 2,500m above sea level where we will spend the night. It has been a short day of only 87km but we have climbed over 2,000m (quite ************ a laden tandem). The ride to Aosta was quite varied with ups and downs ...
... 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 ...
... was good, but odd: a great thick vegatable soup followed by meatballs on cabbage, instead of pasta (hey, we're in Italy - what's going on?!). Interesting company at dinner - a British guy and his Dutch wife, an Israeli guy travelling alone, and an American couple from Pennsylvania.
I think I kept the whole dorm room up with my snoring that night (or so Barbara tells me).