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LA THUILE

 

The massive Rutor and the majestic Mont Blanc are the backdrop to the extraordinary valley of La Thuile, the westernmost town of Aosta Valley, located at 1441 m, on the border with France. Sunny, wild and unspoiled nature, a mountain village attached to its traditions.

 

The resort of La Thuile, is easily accessible, being close to the major airports of northern Italy including Milan and Turin, as well as being under a two-hour drive from Geneva in Switzerland. La Thuile retains an authentic mountain village feel, with beautiful views of the Alps. Activities available in the region are extensive throughout the year. Enjoy 1200 km of downhill and cross-country slopes in the winter or a natural playground in the summer season, where you can trek, mountain bike or visit the Dora River for water sports including rafting, canyoning and fishing. This ideal location allows visitors to explore 160 km of skiing in Italy and France, being only 15 km drive from the French border and neighbouring Courmayeur.

The wide grassy basin of La Thuile is dominated by the 3,846m Mont Rutor with its picturesque glacier. A village of about 800 inhabitants, the "Tchuileins" are  divided into small fractions crossed by the Dora (River) Rutor and Dora of Verney. The architecture of the houses is typical of mountain villages, built with stone and wood as the rustic buildings of the past, with roofs covered with the typical "lose" slabs of stone that can only be found in Valle d'Aosta or in neighboring Tarentaise. Thanks to its geographical position and characteristics of the area, La Thuile offers a long winter season with guaranteed snow, and a pleasant summer climate perfect for hiking, mountain biking and moments of absolute relaxation.

 

  • A sunny, wild and unspoiled natural environment
  • Ancient mountain village attached to its traditions
  • Easy access from the major airports of Milan and Turin, as well as Geneva, Switzerland
  • 1200 km of downhill and cross-country slopes in the winter
  • A place of great historical significance - one of the main routes of the Romans to France
  • Summer sports paradise: hiking, mountain biking and rafting on the Dora River
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WHAT WE DO

Epic Europe is a luxury experiential adventure travel operator based in the Swiss Alps.


Epic Europe specializes in private bespoke itineraries for small groups. Experiencing the best of each region, from interacting with the local people and enjoying authentic regional food and wine, as well as time-honored traditions and festivals, to recreating in the alpine landscape, and truly understanding why the Alps are the birthplace of adventure travel. From custom ski, hiking, or cycling trips to building in city tours, cultural itineraries, or gastronomic discovery, these award-winning, multi-dimensional trips are tailored to our clients' wishes every time, and are not packaged tours. From Switzerland, Italy, and France's Alps, to world-class cultural cities and larger towns, Epic Europe can design a tailored adventure that fulfills your every need. 

  • "I have done trips in the Alps and surrounding regions with Epic Europe for the past 4 years, and every one has been unique and surpassed the last. The experiences that they deliver due to their personal relationships are a window into the real life in these incredible locations, and they share these friendships with us." - K.B., CT USA
  • "I would have to say that Verbier and Zermatt might be the best places I have ever ridden a mountain bike, and I couldn't imagine going without the help of Epic Europe's guides. It was a dream trip for sure." - B.S., PA USA
  • "Our family spent last Christmas in Zermatt on a bespoke Epic Europe ski trip. The special thought and care that they put into our holiday made it our best yet." - L.M.; CA USA
  • "A day of heliskiing in Italy culminated with a sunset run off the Breuil saddle of the Matterhorn - one of the most thrilling runs of my life - and we left our tracks in a place where they remained for a week afterward, reminding us of the best day of skiing in our life!" - WG, CT USA
  • "Epic Europe has coordinated several corporate events for us over the past 5 years, and I cannot imagine a more professional operation to handle all of the details. From a team-building event for 50 people in a 17th-century castle atop a mountain pass, to marketing conferences and catalog shoots, their knowledge of the best locations in the Alps is second-to-none, and they are as good as it gets at being creative." - E.P., Lugano CH
  • "Hiking in the Alps has always been on my bucket list, but I wasn't sure that a typical trip was my style. Epic Europe designed a custom route for our group, staying in the best little inns and hotels, and we felt like we had the trails to ourselves. I will come back again and again to explore new trails with their guides every year that I can!" - R.B., NY USA
  • “The team at Epic Europe created the most incredible trip for us, where everything came together seamlessly, and we never had to think about what came next - it just magically happened as if it was meant to be. That takes real talent, and they make it look easy." - B.N., WY USA
  • "Epic Europe's custom road biking trip that they put together for my buddy's bachelor party was great - the right combination of killer rides, great hotels, and outstanding restaurants. Great guides, and overall a perfect trip." - A.S., London UK

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