Thanks to the Pass’activities that we have concocted for you with the professionals of Haute Maurienne Vanoise, you will be able to enjoy a wonderful playground with family and friends.
Your one-week stay in Haute Maurienne Vanoise could be like this:
Day 1: Hiking on the trails of the Vanoise National Park
Day 2: Swimming in the lake (La Norma, Val Cenis Sollières or Bessans), fishing, paddle, canoeing.
Day 3: Discovery of the forts, museums, churches, chapels, dairy cooperative, breweries…
Day 4: Tree climbing, rock climbing, zip line, via ferrata
Day 5: Mountain biking, VAE, Chantelouve playground in Bessans, Pumptrack in Aussois.
Day 6: Canyoning at l’Ecot, diving, horse or donkey riding, rollerblading, laser shooting, trampoline, yoga.
Mountain biking at full throttle!
What would you say to a 100% mountain biking holiday in Haute Maurienne Vanoise?
A mountain bike offer with routes for all levels – at each level of difficulty, its colour -, sporting routes – Cross-country, Enduro, qualified instructors, fun areas for families, routes to discover the natural and cultural heritage, service providers with sound advice and also a free application to download:
Experience mountain biking with friends and family, make memories of holidays and weekends in the heart of nature on the 320 km of the HMV territory, a FFC-labelled domain.
You are in a protected natural environment, reduce your carbon footprint and ride your bike! Cycling is green!
Ready for some unusual adventures?
Perhaps you think the mountains are all about hiking, wide open spaces, beautiful landscapes and marmots? Get out of this cliché and live your own adventure!
In Haute Maurienne Vanoise, you will be able to live unusual experiences that will take you out of your comfort zone, practice activities you dream of but haven’t dared yet.
So get out in front of yourself, fill up on adrenaline, endorphins… It’s good for your health and morale!
In short, we can help you feel good!
High altitude lake diving, microlight flying, canyoning, hydrospeed, giant zip line, escape game, trampoline, wheel-skiing, laser shooting, night at altitude in a pod, a tepee…
Haute Maurienne Vanoise, “GOLD” colour on the Baroque Trails
Do not rely on the outward sobriety of our churches and chapels and dare to push the doors!
The treasures of Baroque art dazzle with their gilding, murals and sculptures. Angelots, saints, black virgins, draperies, altarpieces, flowers, stained-glass windows, trompe-l’oeil… enter these places which were often built thanks to donations from the villagers and decorated by local sculptors and painters.
Chapels and churches were dedicated to the Holy Protectors and the Virgin Mary: Saint Anthony, protector of the flocks, Saint Roch who was prayed for the eradication of the plague, Our Lady of the Assumption…
Sentinels of the Alps, from one fort to another
True sentinels of all eras, a multitude of fortifications stand on our slopes. Those that are most noticeable are those that form the barrier of the Esseillon. Designed according to the plans of the Marquis de Montalembert, the glacial lock of the Esseillon lent itself perfectly to the defensive position of one fort on top of another. In 1815, Haute Maurienne belonged to the Kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia and Victor-Emmanuel, the sovereign, ordered the construction of these 5 forts to protect against French invasions.
Another time when winters were harsh, life was short and difficult. We prayed to God and implored the Devil! Today, the forts can be visited freely and the children will learn much more by becoming a soldier in the footsteps of Alessandro, reading the comic strip of the forts, solving the riddles of the escape game The Gate of Secrets of the Marie-Thérèse Redoubt and listening to the legends of the Devil’s Bridge and the Torch Dog.
Other forts built after the Savoy was annexed to France, watch over the new frontier. The forts of Ronce, Malamot, la Turra, Variselle defend the Mont-Cenis sector. The forts of Lavoir, Replaton, Sapey and Saint-Gobain defend Modane and its surroundings.
On the roads of the Tour de France
The Maurienne, the largest cycling area in the world, is the favourite land of the “little queen” and is known worldwide thanks to the regular passage of the Tour de France cycle race through the valley.
Which professional or amateur cyclist hasn’t dreamt of climbing the highest passes in the Savoie department: the Galibier pass, the Iseran pass, the Mont-Cenis pass, the Madeleine pass, the Croix de Fer pass, the Glandon pass?
Throughout the summer, the Mountain Collection challenge (18 climbs on reserved roads) allows everyone to experience sporting moments in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. An opportunity to discover Haute Maurienne Vanoise in a different way, in complete safety on a road closed to cars.