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Walking and mountain biking
If you want to go walking with family or friends, the Tarentaise region and the Vanoise National Park are the most wonderful places for catching a glimpse of chamois, ibex or marmots.
The Tourist Offices are happy to provide maps and guides with all the suitable information for the best routes for all levels and ages of walkers.
In summer the ski lifts are open to take people quickly and easily up into the mountains. They are also adapted for mountain bikes. Check with the Tourist Offices in the valley for information.
Lakes and swimming pools
Brides les Bains
Morel Leisure Centre in Bellecombe
Champagny: a lovely pool for families in a beautiful location
Meribel, Courchevel …
Bozel lake 7 kms away,
perfect for swimming
Macôt lake 25 kms away
Lac du Praz (Courchevel) at the foot of the Olympic ski jumps
Lac de la Rosière (Courchevel) a shady footpath leads to the waterfall « cascade des poux”
Lac de Tueda (Meribel) and a botanical footpath
Lac du Lou (Menuires)
An hour’s walk takes you to the most beautiful lake of the Belleville region in a magnificent tiny valley far from any ski lifts in between the resorts of Les Menuires and Val Thorens.
There are many more to discover during your stay.…
White water Sports
Rafting, Hydrospeed, Hotdog/, Canoë raft, Canyoning. The River Isere has a worldwide reputation for white water kayaking and regularly hosts the World and French canoe kayak championships.
Why not go for a trip down through the famous Isere rapids for a fun, safe, exhilarating experience with France Raft, an established white water company, with a team of friendly professional guides. There are trips for all levels including families with children from 9 years old. For those with previous experience there’s the exciting River Doron trip with its notorious grade 5 rapids.
& other sports
The French Fishing Federation Campsite lists the campsite providing
« accommodation & fishing
in the Savoie »
Why not try the experience of fishing in the mountains! Fario trout can be caught using fly fishing, lure fishing or live-bait fishing.
The area is classed in the 1st category (river or trout lake).
There are 2 catch and release areas (Isere & Doron de Chavière) and a 1 catch area on the Doron de Bozel above Brides. NB. These areas are susceptible to the snow melt in the spring to the beginning of summer.
The mountain lakes nearby are also a great opportunity for walking and fishing expeditions.
Since June 1, Savoie lakes above
1000 m are open to fishing.
Riding – Aventure courses - Via ferrata – Ice skating rinks (Pralognan, Meribel & Courchevel)
Golf courses in Meribel & Courchevel
Col de l’Iseran
2764 m the highest in Europe (in the direction of the Haute Maurienne area)
Col du Petit St Bernard
2188 m - doorway to Italy
Col de la Madeleine
1993 m – on the mythical Tour de France (in the direction of the Maurienne)
Cormet de Roselend
1968 m - Vallée des glaciers
(in the direction of the Beaufortain)
Contact Tarentaise Vanoise
Vallon de Champagny le Haut: at the foot of famous peaks such as the Grande Casse - Grande Motte
Traditional architecture can be seen in the hamlets at the gateway to the Vanoise National Park.
Vallon des Prioux in Pralognan
Vallon de Rosuel in Peisey Nancroix
Vallée des Glaciers on the borders of theTarentaise and Beaufortin regions
Classified Monal village - Hameau de la Gurraz above Ste Foy village at the foot of Mont Pourri
Tignes Dam: one of the highest in the world with a 1200 m² fresco painted on the side.
Culture and history
Espace Glacialis (Glacier interpretation centre) in Champagny en Vanoise
Local folk museum – Local history
and archaeology museum in Moûtiers
Plan de Tueda Nature Reserve centre
Galerie Hydraulica (History of industrialisation and hydro-electricity)
Baroque art has been dominating the Tarentaise churches and chapels since the XVII century.
Visits to various local mountain farms where you can meet dedicated people who are happy to show you the variety and reality of agriculture in the mountains.
- Chèvrerie de la Saulce (goat farm) at Brides
- Bergerie (sheep farm) Chézalet at Celliers
- Chèvrerie du Pradier (goat farm) at Hautecour
- Alpage d’Ariondaz (alpine farm) at Courchevel
- Beaufort Cooperative at Moûtiers where you can see this famous local cheese being made.
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