Massif de la Vanoise Travel Guide

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Massif de la Vanoise Things to Do

  • The Vanoise tour: Day 3

    Day 3: Plan Sec - Refuge de l'Arpont (6 hours) 3rd day hiking is easier: the body gets used to the effort, back better supports the weight of the bag, even painful feet carry you to new horizons. The cumulative climb is 505 m and 615 m downhill. On the way beautiful landscapes, stunning colors, ambomantes flowers, and with goodluck some animals...

  • 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 the hiking times. Again today we saw magnificent landscapes compensating...

  • 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, although physical, are accessible to all those that have a good condition....


Massif de la Vanoise Restaurants

  • 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 pleasant and bloomed terrace the days of heat. A small fountain brightens...

  • 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 you'd better change your ski clothes before goint there.A strong advise: make...

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    Arriving in the White World

    by Veghel Updated Apr 18, 2006

    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!

    Val Thorens from a distance, in spring Val Thorens from a distance, in spring Val Thorens from a distance, in spring
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    On the GR5 trail

    by wandeljp Written Mar 19, 2006

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    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)

    In the Valley you see Les Chapieux From Les Chapieux to Col de la Croix du Bonhomme We take our breakfast in a old farm It washard climbing Higher and higher
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Massif de la Vanoise Sports & Outdoors

  • 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 for many skiers it is the last run of the day to get back to their...

  • 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 blow through the narrow entrance. The runs down from Funitel Grand Fond on...

  • 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 the groomed runs behind you. Just follow the tracks of other off-piste...


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