Make the most of your holiday in the heart of Savoie to discover the resort of Valmorel’s hiking trails with friends or family.
Floriane, a native of the valley, and reception manager in the Anitéa apartment complex recommends some walks for you.
“There are numerous walks that you really should do during your stay with us:
For the more athletic, I would suggest the climb up the Crève-Tête with its summit at 2,342 metres. A fairly difficult route where walking boots and poles are essential. This walk offers outstanding views, particularly the section on the ridge which is magnificent. It is one of the most impressive in Valmorel for its 360° view over the Tarentaise and Mont-Blanc.
For families, I would recommend the Cheval Noir, a walk suitable for all ages. There are no major difficulties and you will have the chance to admire a sumptuous panorama over the peaks of the Alps. The stainless steel statue of the Prancing Horse marks your arrival at the summit (2,832 metres). This, the northern peak of the Mont Coin - Pointe du Mont du Fût range, overlooks Valmorel’s ski area to the North and that of Saint-François-Longchamp.
You can also explore the Lauzière Massif, located in the Eau Rousse Valley, near the Col de la Madeleine. This massif offers several walking options in the granite mountains of the Lauzière.
For families with young children, there are two possible routes: The Aigle Blanc and Montalivet. These are easy paths, accessible to the youngest and to pushchairs.
If you wish, you can hire a papoose in the resort for your walks. Additionally, many of the ski lifts are open in the summer on alternate days: Pierrafort, Altispace, Les Lanchettes, Celliers and Combelouvière. You can make use of these installations to get to the high-altitude pastures, to watch cows being milked and to look round the “Valmo’Bourricot” educational farm.