At the end of the valley, at the foot of the glacier which we have taken our name from, at an altitude of 1,450 m is camping Rutor located.
It has 70 places for caravans, campers and tents.
Each place is equipped with facilities strictly according to CEE rules:
Newly built changing rooms with showers and toilets, separate facilities for ladies and gentlemen. Modern laundry with automatic machines for washing and drying laundry, as well as a designated area for ironing. The place for washing dishes and utensils can rely on the provision of free hot water as well as any other sink or tub for laundering clothes.
A warm and cosy bar welcomes the campers for a quick breakfast before their trips at the beginning of an intense day of skiing, for a hot chocolate after sports or even for an aperitif before dinner.
The large parking lot is well separated from the car camping area provides guests with the highest possible security. Thanks to this car park, the camping area is safe from cars passing every hour creating not only disturbing but often a real danger for the little ones who instead are entitled to a little freedom between races, bicycle and other activities.
La Thuile, renowned summer and winter resort, is located northwest of the Aosta Valley, located in a large valley dominated by the Rutor and its spectacular glacier, northwest, from the Monte Bianco peaks. The landscape is characterized by majestic mountains, enchanting glaciers, small and large lakes, waterfalls and streams. This is La Thuile: a mix of poetry and nature framed by one valley that has been able to keep all its authenticity over time. Located close to the border to France, with connections to all highways and major cities. La Thuile is, by car, less than an one hour from Chamonix (France), two hours from Geneva (Switzerland). Thanks to the excellent network highway that runs through the Valle d'Aosta, La Thuile is one hour from Turin, two hours from Milan and three hours from Genoa.
In summer, La Thuile is transformed into an enchanting green valley; ideal playground for hikers and mountain biking, fishing on the banks of the many lakes and rafting in the river Dora.
A spectacular location, beautiful nature and a lot of snow. Because of its altitude and geographical location, La Thuile guarantees five months of snow from late November to late April, to the delight of winter sports lovers. The ski resort of La Thuile is linked with the French La Rosière and allows, with a single ski pass to ski on both sides, enjoying sensational views of the Italian and French Alps. 38 modern ski lifts for 160 km of perfectly groomed slopes, efficient cable car, 4 trails for cross-country skiing through forests and plains, the unforgettable experiences with heli-skiing on the glaciers of the Rutor and Miravidi, 63 teachers of the school La Thuile ski specialize in all disciplines, the countless proposals to relax after a day of sports, the tantalizing gastronomic delights which can be enjoyed in cafés and restaurants, are the basic ingredients of a pleasant and relaxing holiday in La Thuile.
* Prices are electric current (3A) and parking (one car per pitch) included.
* TAX € 0.20 per person per night (from 4 years).
Your dogs, well-behaved and accustomed to the "social life", are welcome!
From January 8 CAMPER CREW
€20,00 (require at least a 2 night stay)
€ 35,00 / per night
€ 30,00 / per night
Starting january 2017 we will be adding a pet-friendly "POD" where your pets can stay with you
€ 320,00 / week
€ 120,00 / weekend
From the centre of the village there are several paths to choose. You can for instance visit Rifugio Deffeyes at the foot of the glacier boxes. Along the way you can admire the three waterfalls in La Joux, several glacial lakes, and stay overnight in rifugio or join various tours with a mountain guide. Along the valleys Orgère and Chavanne are lots of opportunities to admire the spectacular Monte Bianco massif.
Another interesting route is the one that leads from La Thuile to Mount Belvedere. From here you can observe enchanted a 360-degree panorama of rare beauty and charm with the Rutor, the Mont Blanc chain, the Grand Combin, the Matterhorn and the Monte Rosa massif. Even from Colle San Carlo, easily accessible from La Thuile, depart interesting tracks. You can reach the Belvedere Arpy - beautifully situated like a balcony on the Mont Blanc chain - the Arpy lake, enchanting little Alp-lake that always attracted thousands of tourists and the Colle Croce.
Thanks to a total of about 220 km bicycle trails, La Thuile has become a paradise for mountain bikers. The paths are all numbered using different colours according to various difficulties. Green means very easy and enjoyable for everyone, blue for medium experienced bikers and red is reserved for experts. The trails are found throughout La Thuile, Colle San Carlo and ends in the French resort La Rosiere.
A challenge that the man throws himself, in which the goal can be more or less difficult, high and far, a test in which the path must always be dealt with value, character and curiosity, a dream to be pursued with tenacity and determination. For fans of mountaineering, mountain ranges that surround La Thuile, among the most coveted in Europe, are the perfect place to climb higher up and filled with the sense of infinity that only the highest peaks can be transmitted.
Paths immersed in nature reserves and breathtaking views, alpine excursions at high altitude to reach beautiful vantage points, walks on the paths of history and emotions, emotions always! Numerous trails of different difficulties are the proposal of La Thuile for trekking enthusiasts. Walks classic, suitable for all, such as the one that leads to the Belvedere Arpy, stupendous balcony over the Mont Blanc chain, or those which lead to the enchanting Lake Arpy or the hill of the Cross, until you get to more challenging hikes such as those to come Mont Valaisan (2,891 m) to the Deffeyes refuge at the foot of the Rutor glacier, passing the 3 spectacular waterfalls, or to Mount Belvedere, another extraordinary vantage point that allows a 360 ° view of the Mont Blanc, the Grand Combin, the Matterhorn and the Monte Rosa massif. The paths of Orgère and Colle Chavanne, however, allow you to get in sensational viewpoints over the Val Veny and admire the peaks of the Mont Blanc mountain range from a privileged perspective.
Those who choose La Thuile in winter has access to over one hundred and sixty kilometres of perfectly snow-covered and groomed slopes, immersed in one of the most beautiful landscapes in the Alps. Monte Bianco on one side and the equally majestic Rutor form the backdrop to an exceptional area for all tastes and for all skiers, from experts to beginners. The link, on skis with the French resort of La Rosiere offers exceptional skiing on both sides of the border. La Thuile is also a real gym for all walkers. The opportunity to walk in nature and breathtaking views are so many and for all tastes. Long trips and short walks, over rolling hills or mountainsides to face alone, with friends or with a guide ... The important thing is to take deep breaths, find your own rhythm and let yourself be guided by the wonders.
In addition to individual and group lessons the La Thuile Ski School proposes the annual formula Tre9; intensive ski courses lasting throughout the season, organized for children from 4 to 14 years old divided into groups according to their acquired skills. The Tre9 also offers courses in snowboarding, a new junior course for children aged 15 and over and a Master course for adults. La Thuile also offer something for the young children, with and without skis:
Also ... two iceskatingrinks in the centre of the village open daily at the following times:
At the Little St Bernard Pass (2,188 m), on the border between Italy and France, there is the large snowkiting area, the only area in Italy, easily accessible by the lifts. An area dominated by the beautiful scenery of the Monte Bianco range, where the wind, as fundamental to the practice of snowkiting, never fails. A place where snowkiters can "surf" on snow freely and safely, while having fun with jumps and tricks, down and up the fantastic snow-covered slopes. On site there is the snowkite school, which has various offers for both beginners and for the more experienced.
The wind, a sail, a pair of skis, a snowboard and all the thrills of snowkiting.
Snowkiting an innovative sport, fun and accessible to all, was born from the union of kitesurfing with snowboarding and skiing. It’s an exciting activity that has already won a large number of sportsmen worldwide. For those who knows to ski and already has a feel for the piloting of the kite, and for those who want to approach this sport, learning the basics of conducting a kite or perfect the techniques, nothing is better than to take some lessons.
Amazement at every step during the walks in winter, the mountains in winter means not only skiing, but also enjoying the silence and the mysterious sounds of the woods and glades, immersing yourself in the enchantment of the landscapes. The "winter" walks are open to young and old, to all nature lovers, those who want to discover ancient villages, forests, places that tell the life and history of this Alpine village. Through these walks, of varying length, you can reach sights such as the Maison Blanche, at 1,636 m, or to the summer pastures of Cretaz, at 1,737 m. To facilitate observation, along the paths there are information panels explaining the flora, fauna, names of the mountains and surrounding valleys and meteorological phenomena. Some paths lead up to the Piccolo San Bernardo, to the Colle San Carlo, others accompany the discovery of places of worship in the village hamlet. From every sight, the glance on the area of La Thuile is great!
With snowshoes to reach unexplored places. Snowshoeing means recalling the charm of an old way of traveling on snow and discover the simplicity of movements within the reach of all; experience the thrill of floating on the snow; venture through the woods or on the tops with the slow pace of the walk with friends; explore the nature and treat yourself to peace and quiet moments. With or without mountain guides, you can reach extraordinary sights such as the Maison Blanche, at an altitude of 1,636 m, or to the summer pastures of Cretaz, at 1,737 m altitude. The information boards placed along the paths illustrate local flora and fauna, indicate the names of the mountains and surrounding valleys and invite you to look at the sky explaining meteorological phenomena. With snowshoes you can also reach the Little St. Bernard Pass, the Colle San Carlo. Not to be missed, the route that follows the old paths of the mines to get to the tunnels and entrances to the ancient village of the miners, the snowshoe hike with tasting at the Cave of Fontina, where seasoned more than 6000 forms of this cheese and the typical Aosta Valley suggestive snowshoeing under the stars.
There is already a great feeling to fly a helicopter and then revel in off-piste creates a unique combination: Heliskiing. Skiing using the helicopter for the ascent is an unforgettable experience, especially if you live in an alpine landscape of extraordinary beauty such as the one that can be enjoyed in the Valle d'Aosta taking off from the base of La Thuile. The Valle d'Aosta is the only Italian region where you can go heli-skiing, thanks to a regional law, which governs the conduct of well-defined paths. The heli-skiing is allowed only when accompanied by mountain guides or, in the case of without difficulty climbing routes, ski instructors. It is essential to be a good skier and the ideal for the descent is a group of 4 people.
The seasons changes, but La Thuile remains, interesting and challenging throughout the year.
Moments of light-heartedness, vitality and joy at the foot of Monte Bianco. Warm waters that flow from the heart of the mountain as 1,000 years ago, wood and natural stone for saunas and baths, luminous atmospheres of other times, for a total fitness. The water and the fascinating environment in front of Monte Blianco are the ingredients that make the Pré-Saint-Didier the ideal place for the recovery of physical well-being and for the regeneration of the spirit. A spa that recalls the wisdom and philosophy of the "Salus Per Aquam" of the ancient Romans. At the Pré-Saint-Didier the gentle pressure of the whirlpools in the fall are perfect for stimulating the muscles of the shoulders, back and chest; those on the floor, however, make more toned muscles of the back and buttocks; while the jets promote body circulation. Six saunas - dry, biological or flavored - which all offers great relaxation. Along the way, comfortable dormeuses allow moments of relaxation wrapped in warm blankets; the stop in Tepidarium evokes the rites of the ancient Roman thermal baths. The picturesque route leads gently into the water on the outside, where three pools are from which one can enjoy and admire the magnificence of the highest peak of Europe and the beauty of the surrounding nature.
The Castles in the Aosta Valley are particularly numerous and important. They are a total of 72 along the main valley, not counting those in the smaller valleys. These castles of medieval origin, initially had a purely defensive function, in a later period, however, were erected to witness the power and wealth of the owner. Among the best known are Fort Bard, the Verrès Castle, the Manor of Issogne, the Ussel Castle and Fenis Castle, located within 85 km from La Thuile and are easily accessible by motorway ; the Sarre Castle (a residence Savoy), the Saint Pierre castle and Sarriod Castello de La Tour, which is about 40 minutes and are located on the SS 26 which leads from La Thuile in Aosta.
The adventure park is a sport and play park built in a beautiful forest of tall pine trees, some even more than 20 meters, with stunning views of the Monte Bianco range. It’s enjoyable to everyone, children and adults, alone, with family or in groups. You do not need any kind of technical skills, just a will to have fun in a healthy environment in contact with a beautiful mountain forest. The park consists of several trails of varying difficulty. Each route consists of suspended platforms at various heights that use to support the natural resources of the forest. The platforms are connected by Nepalese, Tyrolean bridges, floating stairs, unstable trunks, lianas, networks etc. These structures, made of steel cables, allow you to move from tree to tree in complete safety, thanks to the support of specific equipment (harness, two safety chains, pulley, gloves) easy to use. The courses allow you to escape and to enjoy the thrill of adventure, to experience strong feelings challenging the height with agility and balance, experiencing nature in an absolute funny way and in complete safety.
Animals, plants and flowers, all starring at the Parc Animalier d’Introd… All visitors have to do is walk, watch and….naturally observe! The Parc Animalier is dedicated to those who want to experience the mountain habitat, comparing its ecosystems in a short period of time. Families are ideal Park visitors since the park respects and conserves animals typical of the alpine region like the ibex, chamois, woodchuck, various birds of prey and a multicoloured flora. Dogs, although they cannot walk off their leashes in the Park, are welcome guests to the specific dog areas.
Frazione Villaret 75 - Località Sapinera -
La Thuile (AO)
Info Camping / Caravan: +39 333 13 72 961
Info Mobile Home / Pod: +39 333 10 32 660
(FAX) +39 0165 88 58 70
from the SS 26 and A5 highway, take the exit marked Morgex, then follow the SS 26 (direction of Little St. Bernard Pass). When you arrive at La Thuile, after the tunnel go straight on until the first bridge, where you turn right, take a look at the brown road signs where you will find the camping rutor direction. Then go straight, passing the Hotel Planibel and the Ropeways you will encounter the pizzeria dahu on your right ... at the junction turn right and continue straight ahead to reach the campsite.
TRAIN - The nearest railway station is located in Pré-Saint-Didier. Train timetable The connection with La Thuile is assured by the public bus service (see below).
BUS - bus connection with Milan, Turin, Courmayeur, Chamonix and all the locations of Aosta Valley. Arriving from Aosta take the 581 Aosta/Courmayeur line, stop in Pré-Saint-Didier and change to 573 La Thuile/Courmayeur line. Bus timetable