Hotel du Grand Paradis & Spa la Baita
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
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Up early to head into Chamonix and catch the bus to Italy to visit Aosta.
The first part of the trip took us about 18 minutes to ride through the incedibly long tunnel under Mont Blanc, but when you come out the other side, you are in Italy. We changed buses in Courmayer, Italy (which we had hiked through a few days before) for a local bus to Aosta. Along the way, the bus stopped in ...
What a day - if I'd had a Euro for every time I muttered "wow" under my breath I would be a rich man.... and something more to describe to Steve than "field of rice on the left, field of rice on the right..."! The mountain scenery on the way up to the Col du Grand St Bernard has been stupendous. At one point I looked towards the bank at the side and saw a marmot at ...
... today with some lovely sections and numerous interesting towns and villages. Sometime this morning we could see very distant mountains through the haze and they have very gradually drawn closer throughout the day. Where we are staying for the night we are well into the Aosta valley. We haven't climbed much yet but looking up the valley I imagine we are in for some significant uphill when we leave here in the morning! 140km on the clock for the ...
... bathroom -- the only one we had seen during the entire hike.
Dinner that night-- our last in Italy-- included spaghetti with good ole regular pasta, which made Barbara very happy. We shared a table with two retired French men who, lucky for us, spoke good English, and we swapped stories of our various travels.
... in a bad mood by the time we reached Refugio Bertone to take a break. We sat and sipped a coke in the beautiful setting and for the first time since the beginning of the hike we wondered again if we were up to finishing the whole hike.
Thankfully from Bertone to our next bed at Refugio Bonatti, the trail was gentle and forgiving. And it helped that some of the views were the ...