Best Thing to Do in Bardonecchia, Italy – Snowboarding
This quaint medieval alpine town was the site of the snowboarding events at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games held in Turin and surrounding towns. Although Bardonecchia offers both skiing and snowboarding it is much better known for its snowboarding.
Located near the French border, Bardonecchia sits in a valley surrounded by mountains. A river runs through this small alpine town with mountains rising all around making it picture perfect. The town of Bardonecchia has traditional stone and wooden buildings with cobblestone roads dating from the 1300’s.
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The majority of the hotels are located in the center of town near a large number of shops, restaurants, pizzerias, pubs and bars. Most of the streets are either flat or have gentle slopes so walking is not difficult.
Bardonecchia is not just a ski town. There are a wide variety of outdoor activities including hiking, horseback riding, camping and mountain biking. If you are there in winter and want a break from skiing or snowboarding there is also ice skating and horse drawn sleigh rides.
Bardonecchia is home to a large adventure park. At the park through a series of cables, wooden platforms and ropes participants can essentially walk through the tree tops.
There is a webcam In Bardonecchia so winter or summer you can see what the weather is like.
Bardonecchia Travel Information
It takes about an hour to drive from Turin to Bardonecchia (it is approximately 50 miles west of Turin). Bardonecchia is located at the end of both the Fréjus Road Tunnel and the Fréjus Rail Tunnel. The Fréjus Rail Tunnel is part of the TGV Paris to Milan connection making the town easy to access by rail.