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:
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.
and Mountain guide
Walking guide and Fully-qualified freelance ski instructor. Tailor-made teaching, individual, families and groups. + 20 years experience.
evolution 2 - summer adventure
Sainte Foy is as incredible in summer as in winter. If the word discovery makes you dream, then let us guide you through the mountain paths to meet a nature whose charm will not leave you indifferent.
lyma rando - ludivine brugger
Ludivine, Mountain guide offers mountain excursions.
tarentaise tours - bureau des guides
Come to share unforgettable moments and how many things are possible with the experts of the place: Guides from Tarentaise Tours and Ste Foy Guide Office.
NEW THIS SUMMER: Let’s go for discover even more and further on E-Bike with our guides! Rental hourly rate is possible too.
Outing with a hiking guide
approaching animals with evolution 2
Learn to use binoculars and spotting scopes. Observe the chamois marmots and others depending on the luck of the day!
approaching the glaciers with evolution 2
Walk of 600m or 800m of elevation gain. Passage through all levels of the mountain for a superb view of the territory, and of the glaciers. Assured disconnection
discovery of mountain lakes with evolution 2
Go for a day trip, with a departure at 7 a.m. for a beautiful and long sporty ride over more or less 14km, for 1300m ascent.
hike / aperitif at the farm with evolution 2
Come to share a unique moment with your family, a good way to combine effort and comfort. Young and Adult will be conquered! Departure at 7pm in front of the Tourist Office for a convivial sunset hike.
A walk dedicated to the discovery of pastoralism between hamlets and mountain villages. The walk leads to a traditional Savoyard sheepfold.
Take a small notebook and a pencil and share our taste for wild food (culinary - drinks with and without alcohol), take a breath of fresh air and discover the wonders that surround us. There are no weeds !
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!
Hiking in solo
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.
circuit of plan st andré
Beautiful path in the forest, with wide views over the valley. Departure from the hamlet of Planay Dessus. Easy familial walk
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.
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.
lac du retour
The lac du Retour was formed in a basin hollowed out by the glaciers. Perched high in the glacial cirque at an altitude of 2.400m. Beautiful view of the Mont Pourri mountains. Around the lake are wetlands with a rare vegetation like flowers look like balls of cotton wool.
lac noir (les balmes)
Pastoral road then small path to travel the classified valley of the Clou and pastures Balmes. Magnificent view of the Balmes glaciers.
Itinerant Hiking Tours
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.
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.
le monal et vallon du clou
A perfect example of a Haute-Tarentaise village, Le Monal has long been a listed site. However, even this delightful collection of stone houses interspersed with larch trees on the edge of a small lake, cannot eclipse the breathtaking view of Mont Pourri.