Guidebook

Great Hiking Routes Around Albertville

Discover glaciers, lakes and picturesque mountain villages in the heart of the Savoie.

Description

There are oodles of alpine highlights to explore by foot in the Albertville region of France. Boasting many signed walking trails through a variety of terrains, the region of Albertville has long been a top destination for hikers. Enjoy spectacular views of Mont Blanc, scramble up to summits and pass through large areas of mountain pastures. From strenuous climbs to meandering paths through meadows and circular trails taking you around the many mountain lakes, these 8 hiking routes have it all.

As well as stunning scenery the Savoie region is also famous for its delicious alpine cuisine. So at the end of a strenuous day’s hiking, make sure to sample of of the many hearty savoyard mountain dishes such as tartiflette, cheese fondue or raclette.

Sources: http://www.orangesmile.com/travelguide/albertville/cuisine--1407029.htm

Via Alpina: Tignes Lake to Le Monal
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Via Alpina: Tignes Lake to Le Monal

Tignes and Val d'Isère
3 - 4 hrs
15.1 km
731 m
951 m
A lovely route with lakes, a dam, traditional alpine hamlets, and beautiful views of Mount Pourri.
Moderate
Private
Le Fornet -> Col de la Bailletta -> Passage de Picheru
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Le Fornet -> Col de la Bailletta -> Passage de Picheru

Tignes and Val d'Isère
5 - 6 hrs
17.0 km
1,400 m
1,400 m
A stunning and strenuous round circuit through the Bailletaz Nature Reserve, passing above the glacial Lac de la Sassière.
Difficult
Private
Tête Nord des Fours et Lacs Jovet
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Tête Nord des Fours et Lacs Jovet

1 day +
26.1 km
1,946 m
1,947 m
Mingle with Tour du Mont Blanc hikers before going off on less travelled trails.
Severe
Private
Traverse Plan de la Lai to Les Mottets via Col des Fours
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Traverse Plan de la Lai to Les Mottets via Col des Fours

Albertville
5 - 6 hrs
18.2 km
1,281 m
1,234 m
A straightforward route offering a multitude of alpine highlights along the way.
Moderate
Private
Tour of the Pointe du Chardonnet
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Tour of the Pointe du Chardonnet

Tignes and Val d'Isère
3 - 4 hrs
13.0 km
793 m
793 m
A combination of the Tignes Resort and the heart of the national park. The contrast is amazing but telling of the history of the Vanoise.
Moderate
Private
Tour des Glaciers de la Vanoise [TGV]

Tour des Glaciers de la Vanoise [TGV]

Pralognan-la-Vanoise
1 day +
61.9 km
3,967 m
3,967 m
Tour des Glaciers de la Vanoise [TGV]
Difficult
Private
Glacier de la Martin
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Glacier de la Martin

Sainte Foy
2 - 3 hrs
9.1 km
745 m
745 m
Hike to an incredible glacier from the small town of La Gurraz.
Moderate
Private
Aiguille de la Grande Sassière Summit
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Aiguille de la Grande Sassière Summit

Tignes and Val d'Isère
1 day +
21.9 km
2,052 m
2,052 m
This summit climb provides a high alpine challenge along a ridgeline beside Sassière glacier, with stunning views the entire route.
Difficult
Private