for walks and hikes ... unlimited, from small routes with litle
elevation to the longest hikes of a few days. The village is crossed by
the GR5 hiking trail and the house is located on the "path-balcony of
Tarentaise", which connects Vulmix to Naves (45 km).
You will find at the "Haut Balcon" a abundant documentation describing
access to many sites in Tarentaise, Vanoise and Beaufortain : passes and summits, mountain lakes, chapels,
hamlets, remarkables points of view, mountain farms producing cheese,...
you want to be under the guidance of a mountain guide, you will find
all the necessary information from guide companies and tourist offices :
|Guides companies :
|Tourism offices :
AND SNOWSHOE HIKING
Many possibilities for
ski and snowshoe hiking in the neighbour mountains.
Start with the
climb - safely - to the
Dôme de Vaugellaz, straight
behind the house (1000 m elevation) !?
Tracks from the car park at the top of the village.
Beautiful circuits at the end of the Peisey-Nancroix valley.
Tracks also in all ski resorts.
SKIING ON TRACKS
Access to ski stations needs a
car : Les
Arcs (funicular at Bourg Saint-Maurice - 8 km), Peisey-Vallandry
(22 km), La Plagne Centre (25 km), La Plagne Montchavin (16 km), La
Plagne Montalbert (17 km), La Rosière (30 km), Sainte-Foy (29 km),
Tignes (40 km), Val d'Isère (42 km).
As tenants living "in valley" (out of resort), you get a discount on
ski passes on the Paradiski ski areas (grouping
La Plagne) and on the La Plagne ski area
on 6-days passes, 30% on one-day passes
ALPINISM, VIA FERRATA,
RAFTING, KAYAK, ...
For all mountain sports, you
will find instructors and guides to the sports clubs, ski schools and
mountain guides companies.
to the top
Nice swimming pool (outside ans inside) in Bourg Saint-Maurice
Pond and nice grassed beach at the "Base
de Loisirs" à Macot
(along the RN90 road between Aime and
Many passes in the
neightborhood, some of them being "mythical", like :
cormet de Roselend, Iseran pass, Petit Saint-Bernard pass, Madeleine
pass, and many other ascending roads, among which the road from
the bottom of the valley to Valezan ...
Many ski lifts open in summer to give access at the top of mountain
Green avenue of Tarentaise : quiet cycling walk
along the river Isère, away from any road, connecting Bourg
Saint-Maurice and Aime
HORSE- AND PONEY-RIDING, ...
Clubs and schools in Bourg
Saint-Maurice, Les Arcs, La Plagne, ...
Horse centers in Peisey,
to the top
are some examples of interesting spots, among the closest ones. To
learn more about the natural, historical, cultural and gastronomic
of the country, please refer to "Interesting links" hereunder.
OUTSTANDING NATURAL SITES
| Rosuel, at the end of the Peisey valley,
gate to the Vanoise
||Chapieux and the "Ville des
||Monal, a quiet hamlet facing the
|the pass and the hospice of Petit
- "The ways of Baroque" :
more than 80 churches and chapels included in this circuit in
Tarentaise, Maurienne and Beaufortain.
One of the most remarkable, by its wealth and its location in the
mountains, is the Vernettes chapel
Peisey. It is reached by a easy walk from Plan-Peisey (on foot in
summer, snowshoeing or skiing in winter)
- Historical centers in
Moûtiers, Conflans (Albertville), Chambéry, Annecy, ...
- Tamié, abbey and fort
CRAFTS AND COUNTRY
Production of cheeses
(beaufort, tomme, reblochon, ...) in La Côte d'Aime, Plan Pichu, Chalet
Wines of Savoie : Chignin,
Apremont, Mondeuse, ...
MUSEUMS AND EXHIBITIONS
Basilica of the 13th century in
Montmayeur tower, in Aime
of the Mine, in
- Cinema "Coeur d'Or" in Bourg Saint-Maurice
- Musical Festival of
- Musical Festival of Les Arcs (2d
half of July)
- Baroque Music Festival of Tarentaise
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