Tagged: Dolomites

Rail travel to the Alps

Winter sales are now open for train tickets throughout Europe with special rates for Early Bird tickets. These are limited, book now for the best rates this winter.

Trains to the French Alps run from Paris to Bourg St. Maurice, just 30 minutes from our Chalet Hotel Les Melezes, Tignes, or Pére Marie, Villaroger, Paradiski, and prices start from just £38 return.

DOLOMITI SUPERSKI by train
Paris to Venice from just 35€ one way. Take the Thello sleeper train departing Paris daily and arrive the next morning in Venice. The service arriving on Sunday mornings fits with our transfer service to Albergo Frohsinn, Alta Badia or Chalet Hotel Diamant, Kronplatz.

Alternative rail routes to the Italian Dolomites include via the scenic Arlberg Pass from Switzerland, or by German rail to Innsbruck.

For really helpful information about rail travel throughout Europe, visit www.seat61.com

For booking trains from UK stations to anywhere in Europe, visit LOCO2. This site makes booking train connections unbelievably simple!

Fat Biking – the latest mountain craze?

Although fat bikes were first created over 5 years ago the sport recently seems to be catching on and has become the latest craze in the Dolomites. These bikes are similar to mountain bikes and have really wide tyres which provide great traction on surfaces such as snow and mud. The need for suspension is eliminated by extremely low tyre pressures.

Alta Badia are installing cycle carriage on virtually every lift that will be open this summer. This winter several single track routes were created near St Croce with cycle carriage on the chair lifts. The region will be hosting their first special fat bike day on 11th April 2015.

You can try this sport summer and winter and there are marked trails located just a short distance from Chalet Hotel Diamant.

We are waiting to see if it will catch on in Tignes.

See the fat bikes in action here >>>>>

Fat biking in snow

Fat biking in snow