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Take the time to get back to basics and follow the trails that crisscross our mountains through a fascinating natural environment hilly between forests, fulls and high points. From a family walk around the lake of Ouillette to a day trek in high altitude accompanied by a mountain guide, take the path that seems the most natural to you and follow your desires. Share a unique moment in harmony with nature and reconnect with simple things. Here, not all paths lead to Rome but to self-discovery and fulfillment. We share with you our favorite walks and hikes but also the places not to be missed for a little break between two strides!

Strolls to the top Enjoy the view from the top

Quiet walk at the edge of the lake of Ouillette

Are you looking for a quiet walk, ideal for a picnic or a moment of relaxation in a deckchair? Direction the Ouillette lake, perched at more than 2500m on the head of Solaise, you will discover a magnificent setting! You can get there by car via the Iseran pass or via the Solaise cable car. Count about 45mn to go around the lake.

After stretching your legs, sit on the sunny terrace of the Ouillette restaurant where you can enjoy grilled meats while contemplating the unobstructed view of the surrounding peaks.

The summit walks are routes that start at the top of the mountain, so to get there you have to take the free lifts.

Go down to the Manchet From the lake of Ouillette

This summer, escape on the trail that connects the Ouillette lake to the Manchet valley, you’ll be there for 1h40 or so. Accessible via the Solaise gondola, this family-friendly route descends to Le Manchet via the Arsellaz farm for a gourmet break. Upon arrival, children can enjoy the sports park and all its activities. In the majestic setting of the valley, the restaurant “Au bout du monde” offers a beautiful sunny terrace. The return to the village from Le Manchet is either by foot (20mn) or by bus.

Discover The Rocher de Bellevarde

At the arrival of the Olympique cable car, you have the opportunity to climb to the top of Rocher de Bellevarde for a breathtaking panoramic reading. Count about 30 minutes of walking.

Walks in the village and its surroundings

Discovering du Fornet

Gourmet walk: are you more of a heritage buff and love French gastronomy? Go to Le Fornet for an authentic getaway to the stone houses with lauze roofs. Arriving in the village of Fornet, you can make a gourmet stop at the Bistrot Gourmand de la Maison Benoît Vidal.

Balade de La Cascade du Fornet: if you have 30 minutes ahead of you, the Iseran stream coming down from the pass shows us a magnificent waterfall that is worth the detour. A breathtaking view and beautiful readings in perspective await you if you do not let yourself be distracted by the noise of the water.

Balade du Fornet au Pont St Charles: From the pretty hamlet of Le Fornet, go in the direction of the Col de l’Iseran, you will then come across the Pont Saint Charles. This 1h45 walk will make you arrive on a magnificent panorama with a view on the surrounding mountains. Do not be surprised to meet on the way some herds of animals !

Balade du Fornet par les prés : starting from the center of the village, this pretty walk along the Isere will make you discover the charming hamlet of Laisinant before cutting through meadows in the company of cows and horses. Along the water, enjoy the surrounding views of our mountains before going to the typical hamlet of Fornet. Count about 1h30 of walking.

The exploration of the Manchet Valley

The Manchet valley is one of the must-see places in Val d’Isère. This path is ideal for family walks. Parents enjoy the restaurant “Au bout du Monde”, while children play in a unique mountain setting thanks to the many activities of the sports park.

Gourmet walk: Arsellaz farm, we come there during the day, but connoisseurs know, you can also spend a nice evening. Starting from the end of the valley of Manchet, 30 minutes of walking, at most, in the moonlight or headlamp, take the road that leads to the alpine chalet. Marie-Pierre and her family prepare us a braserade (the pierrade of the Tarentaise mountain pastures) and a sublime blueberry pie as a dessert.

The domain of La Daille and its surroundings

Balade des Sources: on the left bank of the Isère, between Le Crêt and La Daille, many springs flow between the meadows and the larch forest. One of the most relaxing places in the village to read or stroll without crabbing in the mountain.

Balade de la Boucle de la Daille: starting from Le Crêt or La Daille, this nice family walk of 3 kilometers (about 50 minutes) along the Isere before cutting through fields at the foot of the impressive Picheru climb. The ideal itinerary to reconnect with nature as a family: a fun walk for children who enjoy using the small bridges to cross the streams, bordered by the forest. Then, to let off steam for the whole tribe, head for the health course on the banks of the Isère on the plain of the Daille.

Find its guide

The mountain leader will allow you to discover the natural and patrimonial mountain environments of the surroundings. Here is a list of our guides available directly in Val d’Isere.

Val-d’Isère’s high mountain guides offer you to discover our beautiful landscapes via different activities: classic hiking, glacier hiking, climbing, via ferrata, canyoning…

To go further walking tours

Le replat des Danaïdes (about 1h20): these 5 km hike will lead you from the top of the Solaise Telecabine by first following the combe du Laisinant and branching off in the direction of the millennial Arolle. Before the forest, a magnificent grassy flat awaits you with the valley at your feet.

The 7 chapels circuit (about 3h20): go to discover the chapels in the heart of Val d’Isère. These buildings sometimes centuries old will make you discover the history of peasant societies. Go through the old hamlets of the village in a circuit punctuated by the history of the chapels where mystery and silence emerge from these religious buildings. A treasure hunt is organized for our young public. A series of questions will be asked at each of the 7 chapels in connection with the history listened to or read on site. To participate in the treasure hunt, come and get the riddles to solve at the Tourist Office. If the children answer all the questions correctly, they will win their share of the treasure.

The Nature Trek Grand Paradis Vanoise

Discover grandiose trekking routes through the Vanoise and Grand Paradis national parks located astride France and Italy! To be done with a high mountain guide or on your own, this loop in the middle of the French-Italian mountains with 116 km of trails, lasts an average of 5 to 6 days.

On the program, the crossing of sumptuous national parks, panoramic viewpoints at the summits and well-deserved breaks in refuges.

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❄️ Winter season: December 2nd, 2023 to May 5th, 2024
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