Massif de la Vanoise Travel Guide
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The Vanoise tour: Day 2
The Vanoise: Day 2: From Orgère to Plan sec 4:15 hours (announced) are necessary to link up the 2 refuges. Plan Sec is at an altitude of 2310 m for 1935 m to the Orgère. The way is not very marked but, to the sensitive places, small yellow panels give the orientation and...
Tour de la Vanoise (Day One)
Tour de la Vanoise (Day One): From Modane to l'Orgère. The Vanoise is the oldest one of the French National Parks: 53000 hectares of pure nature for the biggest happiness of the hikers and amateurs of beautiful nature. A path make the tour around in seven days. The steps,...
Watch Alps flowers
Watch Alps flowers On our trail we sow many beautiful wild flowers every where around us. ---oooOOOooo--- En chemin, nous vîmes de très nombreuses variétés de fleurs sauvages des Alpes partout autour de nous. ---oooOOOooo---
It is well worth going on one of the many guided walks. They are very informative, and will encourage you to climb higher tha you might on you own. They will give you a good chance of seeing wildlife, and the views are not to be missed
Best place to sleep in Avrieux
La Grange (chez Nathalie) Fantastic address with a fantastic breakfast, good beds. In a nice house, bedrooms with shower, clean, tv in the room,...---oooOOOooo--- Une adresse fantastique avec un succulent petit déjeuner, de bons lits... Dans une maison typique, chambres avec...
Les Etablons: Ourbest adress in The Vanoise
Les Etablons As usually we stay only one night but we are receive on the best way. ---oooOOOooo--- Comme à notre habitude, nous ne sommes reste qu'une seule nuit. Mais nous avons été reçus de la meilleure façon!---oooOOOooo---
The young lady who's run the affair is a super...
Refuge de la Balme.: Alone in the middle of nowhere!
We stay one night in this mountain refuge (mountain hut). It is about 5 our climbing mountain slope before you come there. One house all alone on 10 minutes from the ridge. ---oooOOOooo--- Nous sommes restés une nuit dans ce refuge de montagne isolé. Il faut 5 heures de...
Refuge du Col de la Croix du Bonhomme: Great place, wonderfull panorama
Refuge du Col de la Croix du Bonhomme We stay one night, the reception was fantastic, very friendly people from al over the world. Great atmosphere. Amazing views. For quiet night is it not the must. But your are in holiday after all!---oooOOOooo--- Nous étions restés une...
Les Balcons de Val Thorens: Decent accomodation
I stayed in Les Balcons de Val Thorens with my wife and two friends of ours. We stayed there in the last week of April 2005, so just before the end of the season. You sometimes hear stories about apartment buildings in France being close to demolition at the end of the ski...
Chez Adrienne & Marc: Welcoming Adrienne & son Marc
Chez Adrienne & Marc This restaurant welcoming is situated on the RN6 linking up Modane to the Collar of Iseran and Italy. Immediately following Villarondin, and just before the forts and Mary Christine Redoute, the establishment offers a welcome out of the ordinary and a...
La Ferme de Rosalie, Val Thorens: High quality at high altitude
It is a year since I've been to Restaurant La Ferme de Rosalie and I can't remember exactly what I had for dinner, but I do remember that it was excellent and there was much garlic in it. The restaurant serves the traditional Savoy kitchen. The atmosphere is informal, but...
Arriving in the White World
I arrived in Val Thorens on 23 April 2005 for a one-week holiday. The last part of the trip to Val Thorens was an experience on its own. In the lower valleys (near St Martin de Belleville), summer arrived weeks before with temperatures in the lower twenties Celsius. Higher up the mointain... well just look at the pictures!
Updated Apr 18, 2006
- Related to:
- Skiing and Boarding
On the GR5 trail
In 2004 we started from Les Chapieux (Alps) to Bessans for 8 days hiking. It was in juli (mid summer) , but we had probleems with the snow. So if you go in the mountains, also in the summer, look for good warm clouds and listen to the meteo . We mount more than thousand meters this day!
The first night we sleep in Refuge du col de la Croix du Bonhomme.( look at the hotel tip)
Written Mar 19, 2006
- Related to:
- National/State Park
- Hiking and Walking
- Family Travel
Col de la Chambre
The Col de la Chambre is accessible via the 3 Vallées 2 chairlift and (indirectly) via the Bouquetin cabin lift. Both lifts provide access to Méribel, and the Bouquetin lift also to Les Ménuires. The blue Pluviomètre run down to Val Thorens is for some relaxed skiing, and...
Funitel Grand Fond
The Funitel Grand Fond provides access to Orelle on the other side of the mountain, via the Breche de Rosaël (3,000 m). To actually go to the other side, you follow the flat path on the top right for about 50 m. Just before you are there, you usually face strong winds that...
Off-piste below Pointe de Thorens
If you take the Moraine and Col chairlifts to the Glacier de Chavière, you should see excellend snowfields on you right hand side just before arrival at the top. At the top, take the regular run and pass the small bar on the left. Right after the bar go to the left and leave...
Ski in - ski out village
ONe of the very good things in Val Thorens is that almost all accomodations are ski in - ski out accomodations. Several runs and even some lifts go right through the village.
Cime de Caron
Cime the Caron (3,195 m) is the highest point of Les Trois Vallees that is accesible by ski lift. The cabin lift is impressive itself as it is huge! Also the span between the posts is impressive, just like the views during the trip and from the top (weather permitting,...