Summer in Sainte-Foy Tarentaise

Mountain biking
Paragliding, delta
Fishing in high altitude lakes
Rock climbing
Via ferrata/Via cordata
Historic routes
summer skiing in Tignes
White water sports
Tennis, golf 


Hiking and walking from le Planay-Dessus
From the chalet in Le Planay, you are exactly at the starting point of the best hikes. 70kms of footpaths, connected to "Parc de la Vanoise" and "Gran Paradiso" national parks.
The many manned mountain huts, in France and Italy, offer the possibility for trips lasting several days.
Many of the footpaths pass through the traditional alpine villages. Others lead to the calm and tranquil mountain lakes.
Snow-capped peaks, mountain lakes, forests of pine and larch, high pastures and glaciers are all accessible to the day walker. A little extra effort will bring you to parts of this wilderness where you are more likely to see marmots, chamois, alpine ibex and even eagles, than many other walkers.

Mountaineering :
To the highest peaks in the Vanoise, such as the Sassière,  or the Mont Pourri.
High Mountain guides
• Franck Grand - Chef-Lieu - 73640 Sainte-Foy
Tel/Fax: +33 4 79 06 94 87 or +33 6 88 38 72 04 (mobile)    e-mail:
• Lionel David - Chalet Androsace - Chef-Lieu - 73640 Sainte-Foy
Tel: +33 4 79 06 99 63 or +33 6 09 79 11 54 (mobile)

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Mountain biking
Routes of more than 1000 vertical metres take in goat tracks and forest paths, passing through traditional mountain villages, with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and glaciers.
Routes vary between 15kms, ideal for a half-day ride, through to 40kms for a full day ride.

The Mountain Bike centre, and it's team of instructors will offer you all the help and advice you need to make the most of your stay in Sainte Foy. Services include: 4WD vehicle with a trailer for mountain bikes, bike rental, workshop, repairs, cleaning, support and advice.
Contact : Michel Demortier, la Cabane, Le Planay, 73640 Sainte-Foy
Tel/Fax: +33 4 79 06 93 82 or +33 6 60 57 93 82

Paraglider, delta
Alérion Flying school:
Tél/Fax : +334 79 04 18 90 ou +336 11 05 64 66
Internet : e-mail :

The chalet's owner is a Pilot too, contact him at

It is possible to Fish in the following lakes. Access by foot from le Planay:  "lac Noir" , "lac du Petit"  , "Lac verdet" and "Lac du Clou".
Daily fishing pass are sold at  Le Monal, hotel  downtown.
Info +33 479 06 90 07.

Rock climbing
- "Le Pré" climbing wall near "la Mazure"
South facing. 34 routes from 15 to 40 metres
- "La Combe-Le Monal" climbing wall

Via ferrata/ cordata
Via ferrata in Val d'Isere
New Via cordata in "le Crot" at walking distance from our chalet

Summer skiing
The glacier at Tignes (half an hour by car) is open throughout the spring and summer for skiing and snowboarding. Snowboarders will find first-class freestyle parks aplenty, used by resident pro-riders.

White water rafting, canyoning
 • "France-Raft "
Tel : +33 479 55 63 55
Fax :+33 479 55 40 75
e-mail :
• "River Runners"
Infos  : +33 479 04 11 22  or +33 611 22 26 22
e-mail :

There are two excellent golf courses in the locality:
- at Les Arcs 1800 there is a Tony Ledbetter golf center with driving range, 9 hole course and a superb, panoramic 18 hole course. Green fees are approx 40€ for a full round. Clubs and trolleys can be hired if required. (open for July and August)
- at Tignes, just 25 minutes up the valley, there is another 18-hole course, set around a beautiful mountain lake the course offers both flat and mountainous terrain.

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