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.
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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.
jean-pierre lamic - vanoise écotourisme
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Look for new horizons and escape from normal ways? Let’s go for a day trip
or more with the expert of the Valley: Mountain Guides from Tarentaise Tours -
Mountain Guide Office of Sainte-Foy
Outing with a hiking guide
ascent of the aiguille de la grande sassière
Lovers of challenge and high peaks, this ascent is for you. With its 3747m altitude and technical passages, the Aiguille de la Grande Sassière is earned...
If you want to enjoy our beautiful mountains to the full and reach even wilder places, the multi-day hike is for you. What could be better than sleeping in a tent? Come and try the experience
découverte eco-responsable des vallons du clou et de la sassière
A family hike off the marked trails to discover the Vallon classé du Clou: Marmots, waterfalls, springs and glaciers, even high altitude lakes, will be there!
evening with animals and savoyard fondue
family hiking with young children
A unique outing, which allows you to hike all day with your young children. Multiple interests for children along the way.
old life - in pasture at the fenil
Stay in a fully restored 16th century Alpine chalet - 1,900 meters above sea level. Solar electricity - Gas hot water. Outdoor terraces - kitchen garden - local products. Themed hikes in the heart of natural spaces.
A walk dedicated to the discovery of pastoralism between summer hamlets and mountain villages. The walk leads to a traditional Savoyard sheepfold. Unusual and amusing point, here the sheep are guarded by Alpaca, the lama!
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 !
A sporty hike, aimed at early risers who wish to live a unique and privileged experience: the sunrise at the top of a mountain! A magical moment, when it is not uncommon to cross chamois and ptarmigans
the most beautiful alpine hamlets of sainte foy
Easy hike at the best hours of the day to discover the heritage treasures hidden in the heart of the mountain pastures hamlets of Sainte Foy.
The marmots will probably watch us pass by their burrows
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
discovery circuit of sainte foy
Nice varied tour, allowing to visit several hamlets, on good paths but sometimes steep!
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.
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.
village to village - trail walking