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Mountain Nights

Healthy Weekend in the Alps

Bonatti Refuge, Italy

The chance to spend a night in a mountain inn is an opportunity not to be missed. Accommodation ranges from ancient monasteries to rustic wooden farming chalets and even hotel style accommodation. It's a wonderful experience to spend a night high up in the mountains away from town life. You might want to consider including this option for one of the nights of your holiday? We can exercise during the day and reach our accommodation for the afternoon and enjoy a cool beer as we watch the sun set.


  • The Grand St Bernard Hospice is on a high pass linking Italy and Switzerland and is home to the world famous St Bernard mountain dog. The monks at the hospice have been offering comfort to weary travellers since the 11th century.
  • The Bonatti Refuge in Italy enjoys stunning views of the Mont Blanc Massif from the Italian side giving another perspective to this famous alpine range. This is a new mountain hut which pays homage to the world renowned Italian mountaineer and photographer Walter Bonatti. It makes a fantastic overnight trip, with Italian coffee and pasta to match!
  • The rustic Cabane de Vieux Emosson in Switzerland sits above and beside the green waters of two mountain lakes. We can spend the morning Nordic Walking to the ancient villlage of Gietroz, before heading into the mountains in the afternoon. After arriving at the Barrage d'Emosson, which offers one of the best viewpoints in the area, we then walk to the Cabane to spend the night. The valley behind our accommodation is wild and beautiful and we should have time to explore here after we arrive.