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