La Magdeleine

This is an excerpt from the book “Aosta Valley Itineraries”.

La Magdleine
La Magdleine

WINTER

A charming and typical village, situated on the left hand side of the Matterhorn Valley and surrounded by meadows and forests, La Magdeleine tells you a lot of things about mountain traditions.

Winter in Aosta Valley - Photo © Donato Arcaro, touristic and naturalistic guide of the Aosta Valley
Winter in Aosta Valley – Photo © Donato Arcaro, touristic and naturalistic guide of the Aosta Valley

Sport

In addition to the beautiful landscape and the old traditions, La Magdeleine gives you some opportunities for skiing, too, thanks to 2 lift facilities, a nice cross-country track 6 kilometers long and an ice ring.

Classic and well known are the mountain skiing itineraries that follow summer excursions routes as the ones that reach the Monte Zerbion and the Col Portola.

La Magdleine - Photo © adg82
La Magdleine – Photo © adg82

SUMMER

Situated at 1644 meters above sea level, on the left hand side of the valley, it has plenty of forests, pastures and flowers all around. Till a couple of years ago only two small paths connected this little area with the other centers of the valley. Today the connections are very easy so now the old routes are used just during the excursions.

Excursions

Beautiful pastures, rich in all kind of alpine flowers, give a chance for everybody to enjoy the pleasure of a walk just around the village where no strains or special athletics are required. In addition, more usual routes, as the lake of Lod or the Zerbion Mount and the Tantane Mount.

Summer in Aosta Valley - Photo © Donato Arcaro, touristic and naturalistic guide of the Aosta Valley
Summer in Aosta Valley – Photo © Donato Arcaro, touristic and naturalistic guide of the Aosta Valley

Tradition.

La Magdeleine represents an interesting example of mountain town-planning organization. Actually its five small villages have been built following the special rules of the local wooden architecture combining great respect of human life and nature necessities.

Where to stay in La Magdeleine

There are high quality hotels, condo hotels and chalets available, check them out and make a reservation here.