Walking in and around La Rosière...
Walk amongst some of the most stunning scenery in the world, past crystal clear waterfalls and azure blue lakes, along a range of marked paths to suit all levels of fitness. With the Mont Blanc and the Vanoise National Park on our doorstep, there are plenty of paths and tracks to explore. The Tarentaise is a walker´s paradise! We can arrange a 5 day itinerary for you during your stay which will start off with an easy afternoon warm up walk on Sunday, followed by two all day walks on Monday and Tuesday, a day of rest or other activities on Wednesday and finishing the week with two all day walks on Thursday and Friday. We are happy to guide you on these walks at no extra cost, we enjoy walking too! Full day walks include several rest stops and at least an hour break for a picnic lunch somewhere spectacular.
Our proposed itinerary for a week would suit most people of average fitness. We can arrange more strenuous walks as well with qualified mountain guides which can include a night in a mountain hut and walks around the magnificent Mont Blanc! You can also mix a few activties into your week should you wish. Times indicated below do not include rest stops and breaks.
Day One: The Villages of La Rosière...2.5 hours minimum, 1850m-1500m
A warm up morning or afternoon walk taking in the villages of Hauteville, Le Pré du Four, La Combaz, Le Châtelard and Les Eucherts. Includes a visit to the charming chapel of St. Michel perched on top of a small hill with panoramic views of the Tarentaise valley. Return via the Moulins torrent and Les Eucherts.
Day Two: The Col du Petit St.Bernard and Lancebranlette...4 hours minimum, 2150m-2936m
Visit the old French and Italian border pass on the road to Italy before taking the footpath marked Lancebranlette. On the way to the summit, pass the Bottomless Lake (2456m) and once you conquer the tricky final stage, the last few bends in the footpath open up to fantastic views of the Mont Blanc and the Alps. There is an orientation table showing the names of moutains. Return via the same route.
Day Three: Full Day: Retour Lake...5 hours minimum, 1850m-2400m
Start from the luxury ski chalet and take the forest track to Les Eucherts. Follow a large path round to Plan de l´Arc take a right fork down to Putétruit. Follow a path along the Moulins torrent, over the footbridge and take the footpath to Plan Pigeux. Take the bendy footpath you can see going up to the Retour Passage, a fairly steep climb made easy by the awesome vistas and once at the top the Retour Lake is on the right. Stop for a picnic and to admire the stunning views before returning the way we came.
Day Four: Rest/Activity Day:
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Day Five: Mont Valaisan and the fortress of La Redoute...6 hours minimum, 1850m-2891m
From behind the Maison du Ski in La Rosière, follow the drag lift round to the altiport and golf course. Climb to the Roc Noir where there are panoramic views of the Mont Blanc and Mont Valaison with an orientation table. Follow the track to the fortress of La Redoute, built in Napoleonic times and used during the last war and the Traversette pass. Follow the track round to the south facing side of the mountain...to be continued...
Day Six: Full Day:
more details to follow...
Things to remember...
- La Rosière is south facing so a lot of the time will be spent walking in direct sunlight. Make sure you bring hats and sun cream.
- You will need good walking boots or shoes, cold weather and waterproof clothes.
- Do not go out on your own or without telling anyone of your route.
- Check weather conditons before you leave.
- Stay on the footpaths.
- Respect the mountain. Take any rubbish with you. Do not pick wild flowers or plants. Respect agricultural land and animals. Close gates behind you.
NB: Additional rules apply to the Vanoise National Park area.
Our ski chalets are available on a self catered basis only. Prices on request...Please call us for more details on 01342 302 910.
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