The Winter Olympic cities in the Alps
Our latest corporate trip took Johnny our driver on a magnificent 10-day journey. Our clients, the official Chinese Olympic Committee wanted to take a tour of the cities that organised the winter Olympic games in the Alps. Not only did they visited beautiful mountain cities, but also met amazing people that make that huge event happen.
So, as it all started in Chamonix in 1924, they explored the famous village at the foot of Mont Blanc first. After visiting the Aiguille du Midi and the Prarion in Les Houches, they met the managing team of ENSA (French national school of ski and alpinism) and had a nice traditional savoyarde dinner up in the mountain.
They continued to Grenoble, to the top of Bastille hill with a presentation of the olympic sites and a beautiful dinner in a castle nearby. Albertville was their next stop to meet the local sports club representatives and visit the Olympic museum and park. A quick stop in Courchevel and the group had the chance to see the Olympic ski jumping site.
From Albertville through the Frejus tunnel, we arrived in Italy, in the province of Turin. The Val Susa is a famous winter sports destination and hosts many events. For a change, after the quiet villages of the Alps, the group stayed a couple of days in Turin to feel the vibes of the busy italian city.
Before leaving Italy, the group decided to make a de-tour through the city of Verona, a well deserved break for pizza and local Valpolicella wine.
Our last winter resort to check, Innsbruck offered us a warm welcome. We were taken on a helicopter ride, visited the local ski professionals and beautiful villages around.
France hosted the WO games 3 times: 1924 Chamonix, 1968 Grenoble, 1992 Albertville.
Italy hosted the WO games 2 times: 1956 Cortina d’Ampezzo, 2006 Turin.
Austria hosted the WO games 2 times: 1964 and 1976 Innsbruck.
We are proud to say we were the transfer company chosen by the official Chinese Olympic Committee.
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