Tour du Mont Blanc:
Rifugio Bonatti to Courmayeur
Rifugio Bonatti was custom-built as a refuge, relatively recently.
The road along the valley floor can be seen below, so it's not really
remote, but unlike our other stops it's not on any kind of road or
a gloomy evening
We found beds — this was the
first time we were in a dormitory instead of having a room to ourselves,
but it wasn't crowded — and then had drinks outside in the sun.
Dinner was excellent: sun-dried tomato on bread with homous and prosciutto
on the side, followed by pasta with tomato sauce, salad and carrot as
sides, meatballs, bread of course, and a creme caramel with (home-baked)
Thursday 5th August
Unfortunately it was overcast and drizzling in the morning, and continued
It was still a pleasant walk down to La Palud, but when we go there we
found that, because of the weather, the cable-car across to Chamonix
wasn't running. So we got the local bus down to Courmayeur, where we had
some great pizza before catching the bus through the Mont Blanc tunnel
back to Chamonix.
If our experience is representative of the food in Italy, that might be
an argument for preferring the southern half of the Tour du Mont Blanc!
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