What to do in Val d'Isère in summer One of the best resorts in France to practice ski... but not only !

What to do in Val d'Isère in summer : try out an outdoor activity 

  • Hiking

Itineraries rich in fauna and flora will allow you to discover Val d'Isère and its surroundings. For trekking enthusiasts, discover the new "Trek Nature Grand Paradis Vanoise" which connects 5 French and Italian villages by a pedestrian path. Starting from Val d'Isère, this 5-6 day tour will lead you to discover authentic villages and exceptional landscapes. In total, a dozen themed hikes will allow you to discover the resort.

Our Experience Mont Blanc guides will accompany you on your hike and share their knowledge of the region, the mountains, the customs and the local gastronomy. Accessible to all, the hikes we offer can be customised to suit your pace.  Take a deep breath of fresh air by immersing yourself in nature with us and discover exceptional panoramas offering a 360 degree view of Mont Blanc.

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  • Downhill mountain biking 

Val d'Isère is known as one of the pioneer resorts for downhill mountain biking, along with its counterpart Tignes, and has a vast park for this activity. The Bike Park has 160 km of biking trails classified by level of difficulty. There are downhill tracks, beginners' areas, cross-country paths, electrically assisted mountain bike paths, etc. To access this area, 5 ski lifts are open to the public, as well as a shuttle service.

 

  • Yoga 

Try out an outdoor yoga class and take the opportunity to relax in the middle of nature. Discover HATHA YOGA, which consists of breathing exercises that are beneficial to both physical and mental health, during one or more sessions. 

 

What to do in Val d'Isère in summer : discover unique sites

  • Col de l’Iseran 

By car, electric bike or road bike for those who are fit, climb up to the Iseran pass, a mythical stage during the Tour de France (crossed a total of 8 times) to admire the breathtaking panorama it offers over the Pisaillas and Maurienne glaciers. Located at an altitude of 2,764 m, it is the highest mountain pass in the Alps and connects the Maurienne and Tarentaise valleys. 

 

  • The Vanoise National Park

Created in 1963, the Vanoise National Park concentrates both a diversity of animal species and flora thanks to the variety of environments, between plains and mountains. If you are lucky, you may see chamois, marmots and even ibex! This preserved area is full of all kinds of natural wonders such as glaciers, rivers, lakes, waterfalls... It is impossible not to fall under the spell of this little corner of paradise, nestled between the high valleys of the Tarentaise and the Maurienne. Hikers or simple visitors can walk along more than 400 km of marked trails to discover more than 1,400 plant species in the heart of a park covering 535 km². 

 

  • Lake Ouillette  

Easily accessible by the Solaise cable car, the Col de l'Iseran road or on foot via the Arolle Millénaire footpath, this site is renowned for being a real source of energy and serenity. At an altitude of 2,500 m, discover an exceptional panorama with a view of the surrounding mountains. Lake Ouillette is the ideal place for a picnic with family or friends. You can also discover the pleasures of fishing by renting a rod from a fisherman for an afternoon. For petanque enthusiasts, a boccy ball ground is available and waiting for you! 

 

What to do in Val d'Isère in summer : for the little ones (but also for adults!) 

Val d'Isère, being a family resort, offers many activities, for children, their parents and friends. The various activities put in place: sledging, shows, a cinema..., the adapted structures (for example the children's village) and the multitude of activities on offer have enabled the resort to obtain the Family Plus Label.  

 

  • Treasure hunt

Come and discover the history of the Val d'Isère resort during an itinerary of one to several hours that you can choose from the "7 chapels circuit".  

Experience the first Escape Game in virtual reality on a digital tablet! 

 

  • Orienteering race 

Meet up at the sports park in the centre of Val d'Isère to discover the world of orienteering! The resort has created races of different levels of difficulty to learn or perfect this activity. Map and a compass in hand, with family or friends, discover Val d'Isère and must important of all, have fun! 

 

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Val d’Isère : the must-see summer destination in the Alps!

There are many treasures to explore in Val d'Isère in summer. The diversity of walking paths will delight sports enthusiasts. They can also enjoy riding down one of the famous Bike Park tracks. There are some unmissable sites to discover: the Col de l'Iseran, the Vanoise National Park and the Ouillette lake. With family or friends, what better way to visit Val d'Isère and its natural landscapes than with our Experience Mont Blanc guides? Who knows? You might even have the chance to meet marmots, chamois and even ibexes!  

 

 

Sources : 
https://www.valdisere.com/ 
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