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On Hiking and Walking around Sainte Foy

Hiking and walking around Sainte Foy

Sainte Foy is an ideal base for walking having more than 70kms of footpaths, and being close to the Vanoise National Park (www.vanoise.com) and new projects such as the “Glacier Haute Route”

It offers some exceptional walks for all levels: hiking and mountaineering, family walks, full or half day excursions, and even treks of several days staying in mountain huts, in France and/or Italy. Sainte Foy borders Italy for 25kms, offering many opportunities for border crossings, the two most common being the Col du Rocher Blanc, and the Col du Mont.
The many manned mountain huts, in France and Italy, offer the possibility for trips lasting several days.

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>> See a map of several Hiking around Sainte Foy



Sainte Foy 17 by Ph Royer (3) (800x534)

THE HAMLET OF “LE MONAL”
How to go to Le Monal ?

Way 1 – Départure Sainte Foy 1550 (resort) : Park at the maisonnettes’parking (P3) or on the large one (P1). From P3, follow forest track to Echaillon parking till around 1h15. Then continue around 45mn on the forest road, in direction of Echaillon hamlet and then le Monal.You can win time, driving to Echaillon parking (15mn), by the top of the resort (P6) following a forest road but take care of hole.

Way  2 – Parcours 2 From Chenal hamlet : Go and park in Chenal hamlet  (take the Val d’Isère road, turn on your left at « les Pigettes »). Walk on the main road till the 2nd lacet, let the main road and go right, direction to ‘‘La Combaz’’ hamlet and then le Monal. Around 1h.


Guides de Haute Montagne

+33(0)6 14 62 90 24
+33(0)6 09 77 00 21
guides.saintefoy@gmail.com
www.guide-montagne-tarentaise.com

LE RUITOR MANNED HUT

Refuge du Ruitor

REFUGE DU RUITOR
Tél. +33(0)4 79 06 92 12
gardien@ruitor.com
www.ruitor.com
info@ruitor.com

Situated at 2038m alt, at the foot of the Ruitor. Private, manned hut spring and summer, food (fresh products, country cheese, blueberry pie …) and refreshment altitude. Reservations required, kitchen equipped, 40 beds. Be careful, CB are not accepted.

HIKING GUIDE

Bruno Davy

Information and registration at : +33(0)6 72 91 44 98

Harvest Walking
5-15 years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10€/pers
Adults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ……..15€/pers

Discover the mountain and Sainte-Foy
From  5 years old/15 years. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10€/pers
Adults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15€/pers

Hiking 1/2 day (ex : Gorges de Nantcruet…)
From  5 years old/15 years.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12€/pers.
Adults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18€/pers

Hiking all day long (Lake of Mountain…)
From 8 ans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . .. 20€/pers
Adults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . .24€/pers

Hiking  ‘‘Big  summits’’
3000m . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32€/pers
+ 3000m (Grande Sassière, Archeboc …) . . . . . .. . . . 40€/pers

The weekly program of Bruno is available each week at the tourist office


 

 

Outing Apé’rando dégustation

Hiking under the stars open to everyone with aperitif and tasting of local products. Departure 7pm next to the Tourist Office.

Contact Olivia : +33(0)6 13 76 23 41


Outing Trail nocturnal
Original outing to discover the trails with headlamp. Departure from the Tourist Office at 7pm
Contact Seb : +33 (0)6 75 63 02 88
Price Adult : 25€
Price Children : 20€

HIKING GUIDE

Jean-Pierre Lamic
To walk off the beaten track yet near the main attractions of Sainte Foy
in the summer – waterfalls, high-altitude lakes, marmottes, glaciers,
rare flora, farms and summer villages etc. Jean-Pierre Lamic (qualified
in mountain walks) proposes a walk departures from around 2200m
remarkable experience using his specially approved vehicle which is able to
use mountain tracks allowing walk departure for example at 2 200m in the
protected ‘‘Vallon du Clou“… or at 2 000m at the Ruitor plateau…
4 levels available; family with children, medium level, good level and expert level.

• Daily prices ………………………………………………………….. from 20 to 30€ / pp
• Family outing 2 h (animal observation) + fondue Savoyarde in mountain
chalet : 28€ / pp – Children 25€ €
• Group prices …………………………………………………………………………….. 160€
(max 8 including transport)
• Fairy tales, legends on request
• Stay overnight in 16thC renovated mountain chalets for a unique
experience or to extend your stay.
• Many walks with overnight stays at altitude (2-8 days) in mountain chalets
or refuges.

Spend nights in a traditional alpage chalet. Live a unique experience in our
guest-house! In front of the glaciers of the Mount Pourri’s mountain range
(3779 m). Have a nice stay in a private chalet (only for you and your friends or
your family), from the sixteenth century, totally renovated – at 1 900 meters
of altitude – located at 5minutes from Le Monal. Individual and traditional
beds – solar electricity – hot water – private terrace – fondue – local food –
Unique sensory experiences and renewal guaranteed in a quiet place!

Jean Pierre Lamic
Le Fenil 73640 Ste Foy Tarentaise
Tél. 06 81 54 68 55
jplamic.ecotourisme@gmail.com
www.vanoise-ecotourisme.com


Meeting between French and Italian at “Le col du Mont”
Sunday 23rd July 2017

Col-du-Mont-Dimanche-17-juillet-2016

Start from the Parking Pierre Giret, 2h30/3h of hiking to Le Col du Mont 2636m alt.
11am mass and at 12am picnic.

Information at the tourism office +33(0)4 79 06 95 19

 



Many of the footpaths pass through the traditional alpine villages. Others lead to the calm and tranquil mountain lakes, such as the Lac de Clou, the Lac Noir in the Sassière valley, the Lac Noir in the Clou valley, the Lac Longet, the Verdet lakes, the Lac Blanc, and the Lake Brulet. Many walks offer outstanding views of Mont Blanc, “the roof of Europe”.

Guide to the walks around Sainte Foy is on sale in the Tourist Office for 7.00 euros. (Available in French only).You can also employ the services of one of the local mountain guides who will happily share their passion for the mountains with you

Topo des randonnées


REFUGES
Refuges list of the Tarentaise Valley

TRAILS

This summer we offer a courses ‘‘Trails’’ for the sporty who love
great spaces. Put your trainers on !

Easy course L’HERMINE
Gradient : 250 to 300m
Start at the resort, take the green piste to Plan Bois, then forest trail
to the end of the Plan Bois plateau, turn around going across the
plateau and return by the piste Charmette using the paths across.

Medium course L’ECUREUIL Gradient app. 400m
Ste Foy station to Le Planay dessus, there taken the forest trail that
goes to Plan St Andre (Foyeres trail) then chapelle St Guerin and
return by the blue piste La Chapelle then Plan Bois into the resort.

PLAN freely AVAILABLE at the TOURIST OFFICE
Trails open to all, without accompaniment –
T.O. declines all responsibility.

 

BIG HIKING ACROSS SAINTE FOY

Intervillage Route : a loop of 150km, you can join at any of the
communes in Haute Tarentaise

High Glacier Route : a hiking trail on signposted paths about
70km with a glacial passage of about 3km.

The Alpine Road : 5000km of pedestrian paths to cross the 8
countries of the Alpine arc, the french side joining Monaco to
Haute Savoie.
At Sainte Foy, the Alpine Road crosses by the Col
du Mont, descends towards the refuge of Archeboc.