Staying at the Chalet Les Amis will enable you to discover our natural heritage at the Vanoise national park and our cultural heritage with the charm of our authentic Savoie mountain villages in the Tarentaise area, remarkably preserved from the many activities that take place in the surroundings.
VANOISE NATIONAL PARK
The Chalet Les Amis is the perfect place for observing the mountain flora and fauna present in the grandiose landscapes of the Vanoise national park, an area of exceptional natural beauty and an emblem of mountain preservation since its creation in 1963.
The oldest of the French national parks, Vanoise national park contains over a hundred summits with altitudes of more than 3,000 m, including the Grande Casse. The wild fauna there changes with the seasons : ibex, chamois, marmots, various species of hare, royal eagles, bearded vultures, black grouse… alongside an immense variety of flora: génépis, Alpine dwarf orchids, orange lilies, sedge, Piedmont primroses, genetian violet. Prairies, lakes and forests are dominated by the stunning grasslands and glaciers. A rich cultural heritage exists in the region, with the agropastoral life, rock engravings, architecture, ‘pierres-fortes’ stones, baroque buildings and folk art of the upper valleys.
There are over 1,250 km² of exceptional natural environment for you to discover.
THE HIKERS TRAIL GR5
The Chalet Les Amis is located along the GR5 Vanoise hiking trail
The GR5 links the North sea to the Mediterranean, running through 2,600 km of trail through to Holland, Belgium, Switzerland and France, all the way down to Nice. The Village de Moulin is the first that travellers come across on the Beaufortin massif and the G25 passes by the Chalet les Amis, joining up with Nancroix along the Sentier de Muletier. The next part of the trail goes through the Vanoise national park, a 4-hour walk through the alpine pastures with its refuges along the way to the Palet mountain pass, the entrance to Tignes.
FAMILY WALKS AND HIKES
You can leave from the chalet on a number of family walks and hikes towards the Vanoise park, ‘les Esserts’, the Vernettes chapel, a baroque work-of-art, the Retz farm with its farm produce for sale, and much more. The Tourism office has a detailed map of walks and hikes available.
AT THE FOOT OF THE CHALET LES AMIS
Les blocs de Céris :
Climbing sessions on large rock blocks
Next to the Chalet Les Amis, these blocks are located along the route leading to Nancroix
Departure altitude: 1,370 m
Number of routes: 50
Height of climbs: 3 to 10 m high
Activity available from 01/06 to 31/10 (Depending on weather conditions and site conditions)
Difficulty/international rating: 3c – 7c
Rock type: Gneiss
Les blocs de Ceris , 73210 Peisey-Nancroix – Tél : 04 79 07 94 28
THE TARENTINE ALPINE BEAUFORT : THE PRINCE OF GRUYERE CHEESE
Along the route leading from the Chalet des Amis to the Mill, is Mr Colin’s farm, traditional producer of alpine Beaufort cheese, offers you cheeses throughout the year.
Beaufort cheese is a hard cheese, known for its ivory colour and concave heel: to be eaten without moderation!
EARL COLLIN Marc – Moulin – Tél : +33 (0)6 22 97 65 48
The Cormet de Roselend, a mountain pass often a favourite for Tour de France cyclists, is located at 1,968m and open from the end of May to mid-October. It is a magnificent starting point for walks and allows you to reach the Chapieux and Tarentaise valleys.
During the day :
Discover the Savoie lakes with their beaches and enjoy a swim in the sun.
Lac de Bourget: www.lacdubourget.fr
The lakes in Annecy, Aiguebelette and Aix les Bains.
Chapelle des Vernettes
In the town of PEISEY
Mountain walks with escorts, alpine races and rock climbing, hikes on the glaciers, walks, climbing via ferrata, via cordata, alpine rock climbs for an exciting time both vertically and horizontally !
Contact the office for guides and escorts as they can offer you a variety of activities for all ages, supervised by real mountain experts.
The Peisey-Vallandry office for guides and escorts
Port : 06 10 09 49 00
Mountain biking using the ski lift
An event not to be missed this summer in Peisey-Vallandry: the Woodstock blue run, 6,890.45 m long with a drop of 580m, the Elle Chablate black run, 4,885,20 m long with a 580 m drop.
Visit the Tourism office to find out about bike hire and escorted outings : Tourism Office
Paragliding outings and courses
Just a glide away from the Mont Blanc (4,810m) between the summits and glacies of the Aiguille Rouge (3,200m) and Bellecôte (3,417m), the beautiful valley of Peisey-Vallandry offers you a unique view point !
With paragliding trial outings for all ages and courses for paragliders of all levels, you can discover the summits, valleys and villages from way up high !
Information at the Tourism office in Peisey-Vallandry
Horse and donkey rides up to the doors of the Vanoise national park.
Donkey rides over one or several days with overnight stays at refuges
route de la corbassière – 73210 Peisey-Nancroix
04 79 55 50 12 06 01 08 57 56
Horse-riding, horse and carriage rides, pony trekking with a choice of different trials around the valley.
Le Fer à Cheval equestrian centre
Pont Baudin T9 – 73210 Peisey-Nancroix
04 79 07 92 66 / 06 22 87 31 41
Archery lessons and techniques with François, a qualified archery teacher.
From beginners to experienced archers from 7 years up
Archery – -73210 Peisey-Nancroix
Telephone : 06 21 26 57 62
Different and various archery sessions with the Association Foncière Urbaine de Peisey-Vallandry (AFU)
Rafting, hydro , stand-up paddle , canoe-rafting , white water swimming on the Isere , the most famous river in the Alps.
Family, friends, sports or classic , the sensations are guaranteed.
Centre nautique H2O ou “Rêve d’eau “
Chemin de l’Ancienne Mairie
06 87 83 46 79
Vallée de Rosuel
Lieu dit « Pond Baudin »
06 50 16 14 94
Palace of the Mine
Throughout the first empire from 1802 to 1814, is in Peisey was born the French Ecole des Mines : It has trained 70 engineers before being transferred to Paris to become the National School of Mines.
With Pont Baudin, the site of the Silver Mountains explains the history of the exploitation of these lead -silver mines, and the importance that mines had on the history of the Peisey -Nancroix valley. The ” Palace of the mine,” in fact the building which housed the engineering students , is located in a stunning natural setting .
Guided tours , children animation ” small miners “.
Lieu dit « Pond Baudin » – Nancroix
73210 – Peisey-Vallandry
06 14 94 49 76
Golf of Arcs
Located just above the resort of Arc 1800 and the heart of the ski area of Les Arcs / Paradiski, the magnificent views over the valley and Mont Blanc brighten your party. All levels
04 79 07 43 95
Cinema “L’éterlou Vallandry”
04 79 04 17 23
Public Library “La Récréation”
Mairie Rue Rapide
04 79 07 21 17