La Thuile has a pleasant summer climate that is perfect for nature walks and mountain sports. As the snow melts, skiers and boarders make way for mountain-bikers, walkers, rafters, canoeists and climbers. Hotel guests are free to enjoy the natural beauty of Valle d’Aosta featuring the Grand Paradiso National Park and the Piccolo and Grand San Bernardo Passes.

Each summer, the Cheval D’Aoste stables open for high-altitude horse riding and pony-trekking. Beginners are welcome to join ‘Baptism of the Saddle’ lessons. Hardy souls head for the heated mountain-top swimming pool, golfers descend on the local courses and anglers head up to Lake Verney, 2088 m above sea level, in search of trout.

Mountain bikers can reach the top of the mountain with their bikes using the Bosco Express and Chalet Express chair lifts. Fifteen different free ride courses begin at 2,400 m, coded by different colours based on the level of difficulty. The 220 km of gravity defying paths wind through the panoramic forests and pastures between Italy and France.