Activities

The Maurienne offers a multitude of activities, easily accessible from the house.


Winter Activities

In the wintertime, the largest ski resorts are easily accessible: Val-Thorens via Orelle (20′) and the Galibier-Thabor-Valloire resort(25′).

Nordic skiing or ski touring, snowshoe walks can start from the house. We can advise you different trails, depending on your expectations and level.

Downhill skiing

20min away from the house, you can go down the hills of the fabulous 3 Vallées resort (access to Val-Thorens via Orelle) or go to the smaller resort of Valloire –Valmeinier located 25min away from the house.

Nordic skiing, ski touring, snowshoe walks

From the village, possibilities are unlimited towards the « Col de Beau Plan », the « Col de la Vallée Etroite » or, for the toughest, the “Grand Perron des Encombres”.

You will be going on Hannibal’s prints discovering the mountain chalets, or who knows.. an ibex.

As far as material is concerned, we have some snowshoes available.

For rental, we can recommend Mr Traversaz Jean-Marie in St Michel de Maurienne.

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Summertime activities

Discover our special circuits with electrically assisted Moutain Bikes, with our partners at  Maurienne Mountain & Bike

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In the summertime you can walk towards the altitude lakes, have a picnic on a torrent’s edge, go mountain-biking or go cycle-touring from the village. It is not rare to come across chamois, marmots or ibexes.

Other activities are possible in the immediate surroundings: paragliding (summer and winter), canyoning…

Sports tours and information can be downloaded here.

Fans of cycling will be fulfilled at the heart of the world largest cycling resort, on the slopes of the “Col du Télégraphe” and “Col du Galibier”, “Col de la Croix de Fer” or “Col de l’Iseran”.

For bike rental, you can address here.

Activities in Valmeinier and Valloire in the summertime

The hiking/walk addicts will appreciate the surrounding alpine mountains or the slopes of the Parc de la Vanoise.

Many cultural sites are within a 25km radius (museum, forts, villages, baroque chapels) and can be visited all year long.

Passionates about History will discover paths and chapels of the Baroque period, the forts of l’Eisseillon, and museums of the region: OpinelMuseobar and Espace Alu …

The bravests will tackle the Via Ferrata and its shivers, in the environment of the Fort Marie Christine (air trail, giant Tyrolean traverse… at 30min from the house) and the most audacious will discover the sensations of canyoning in the “Gorges de l’Ecot”.

Saint Michel de Maurienne (8 km) has a covered swimming pool, a tennis club open to all, and a fitness trail.

Those for whom sport does not say anything, or for supporters of prolonged aperitifs, a boules pitch is at your disposal in the village as well as a polyvalent room, with table tennis and a baby-foot.

And, if you are into it, you will maybe go and find a burrow, listen to the marmot’s whistling, watch the majestic flight of an eagle, discover aromatic or medicinal herbs, like the famous genepi.

For the days with a little grey sky, there are two cinemas with recent movies in Saint Michel and St Jean de Maurienne.

When all those discoveries will have whetted your appetite, it will be time to taste the gastronomy of Savoie.

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Here is a selection of useful websites which will help you to prepare your activities during your stay.

Some activities require a booking. Please feel free to ask us for more information.

Maurienne Tourism Office

St Jean Maurienne Tourism Office

Savoie Mont-Blanc Tourism Office