With its many mountain passes and summits, Sainte Foy Tarentaise is crossed by several renowned routes, along both high-altitude sectors and lower mountain slopes:
The Haute Tarentaise Inter-Village trail, which connects the 8 parishes in a 150 km loop, the High-Glacier route (70 km of trails including 3 km on glaciers, crossing Sainte Foy Tarentaise, Tignes, Valgrisenche and Rheme-Notre-Dame in Italy), the Grand Tour de Tarentaise (240 km in 25 stages), and the Via Alpina (5,000 km across 8 countries).
You can always choose to do just a small part of these mythical routes!
col de l'iseran from the north
After following the River Isère through the Haute-Tarentaise, the road climbs through Val d'Isère to the pass. Kilometre posts and a timing system enable cyclists to time their ascent. Contact the tourist office for details.
grand tour of the tarentaise
Discover the whole valley at your own pace via the Grand Tour de Tarentaise, from two days to several weeks, according to your own plans and the different sectors: Beaufortain/Mont Blanc, Haute Tarentaise, Around La Plagne, Vanoise, Three Valleys, Lauzière.
hauts de villaroger nature reserve
In the upper Isère Valley, the reserve protects the forested areas that are lacking in the central area of the Vanoise National Park and provides a refuge for mountain fauna (chamois, ptarmigan, marmots, hares, black grouse).
high glacial route
A fantastic route which sometimes dances over the border, the High Glacial Route leads you in the footsteps of pedlars and smugglers. A land of trade and tradition, the Haute Tarentaise and the Aosta Valley will share their mountain culture with you.
panorama at the col de l'aiguille
Discover a magnificent panorama at the Col de l'Aiguille with an orientation table
panorama from plan bois
At 1,770m altitude, discover a magnificent plateau with panoramic views
of the glaciers of Mont Pourri. There are several ways to reach Plan Bois
plateau: by a quick and comfortable chairlift; by foot from the car park at the
top of the resort by taking Plan Bois ski slope (30min); or along a pleasant
hiking trail via Le Planay hamlet
village to village - trail walking
Sainte Foy offers magnificent varied hikes that stretch between the mountain of altitude, forests and pastures. From 890 m in the Isère valley to 3747 m at the top of the Grande Sassière. This is reflected by three stages of vegetation: mountainous, subalpine and alpine extended beyond 2700 to 3000 m altitude by a nival level.
blue trail path "the squirrel"
With an altitude difference of about 400m, set off from the Sainte-Foy resort towards the hamlet of Planay Dessus, join the forest road which goes up to Plan St André, then Chapelle St Guérin and come back down again on the chapel blue track then the wood.
circuit la thuile - villaroger
The Isère valley seen at the bottom. To do when the clouds are low.
discovery circuit of sainte foy
Nice varied tour, allowing to visit several hamlets, on good paths but sometimes steep!
découverte eco-responsable des vallons du clou et de la sassière
A family hike from the listed hamlet of Le Monal and its chalets of the XVIII and XIX centuries to the Clou's Valley.
green trail path - the ermine
Altitude difference of between 250m and 300m. Set off from the resort of the green track, through the wood, to the Planbois plateau.
hike to plan bois
Setting off from the resort, an easy, short route to the Plan Bois plateau, suitable for families. It is possible to come down by chair lift.
hike to the longet and verdet lakes
Miroir of the Aiguilles du Charvet. This route is for experienced hikers. Recommended with guide. Set off above the hamlet of Crôt. Cross the beautiful plateau of the Petite Sassière where you will meet marmots!
hike to the valley of la petite sassière
One of the best Tarentaise walks and hikes. Easy walk, short incline. Magnificent view of the Petite Sassière massif. The valley is also very pretty.
hiking vanoise ecotourisme
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…
Good forest footpath allowing access to the middle and upper part of the beautiful Mercuel valley. Follow the route to La Sassière and through the hamlet of La Savonne. 200m after, a path on the right leads to La Motte.