enfants montagne

Vanoise in the heart, every pleasure of the mountain

Big Tour of Tarentaise

Touring hike in France
Duration: 5 days
from 594 €
* Discount possible for child from 8 to 12 years old at 554 €
Technical level required:
Physical level required:

Minimal level : Easy intermediary, occasional walke
Walking time : Between 2h30 and 5 hours maxi.
Heigh variation : Between 350 m and 500 m positive and between 220 m and 1000 m negative.
Luggage porterage : Personal backpack with personal belongings + day picnic.


Name : Véronique MAITRE
Diploma : Mountain guide
Mobile phone :
E-mail : maitreveronique@aol.com

Mon July 17th 2017 to Fri July 21st 2017
Places disponibles: 12
Nombre d'inscriptions1 - 12
Prix594,00 €
Mon July 31st 2017 to Fri August 4th 2017
Places disponibles: 12
Nombre d'inscriptions1 - 12
Prix594,00 €

Crossed in touring - 5 days of intermediate level - Height: between 1700 m and 2680 m

From Méribel to Pralognan - - Vanoise: see and like 3 Valleys differently.

The freedom, the bag in the back, to cross collars to discover of the other one quoted summits, peaks and lakes under the biggest icecap of Europe, the Domes of Vanoise, where takes refuge the wildlife.

At the heart of the national park of Vanoise, the accompaniment is assured by a local professional.

During 5 days, it is an experience "open air" in soft ride between flowery alpine lawns and high mountain pastures, at the foot of the magnificent glacial summits of Savoie. Initiation into the fishing for small and big in mountain lakes, observation of marmots, chamoises or ibexes, discovery of the manufacturing of the cheese and the tasting of "Beaufort", stroll with donkeys, looks for crystals and pleasure of a bedtime(sunset) of sun and evenings in mountain refuge: all the finally accessible pleasures of the mountain.

Group size

Required minimum number: 5  participants
Required maximum number:  12 participants
Child form 8 years old 

Accommodation type

Municipal refuges of mountain guarded - guarded private refuges
Refuge of the Saut: renovated in 2013: any comfort
Refuge of Repoju: mini dormitory, showers, toilet, any comfort
Refuge of Barmettes: dormitories and family rooms, showers and toilet, any comfort


Breakfast and dinners prepared by the team of refuges and on-the-spot consommés.
Picnic prepared by the team of refuges and taken and consumed during the day.


Private car or train to join the meeting place the first day: the train resort of Moutiers.

Transfer in taxi (Apollon Taxi - Pralognan Vanoise) the first day between Moutiers and Méribel Mottaret and the last day between Pralognan and Moutiers.


Police formalities : compulsory ID card with date of validity.

Sanitary formalities : Warn your guide of any medical risk. To realize this stay in the best conditions, we advise you to make beforehand a medical balance sheet with your general practitioner to confirm your capacity for the trekking.

Access to the meeting

By every possible means at your convenience, train or personal vehicle

Several possible dates

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594 € each one

Discount possible for child from 8 to 12 years old at 554 €

The price includes

Elements described above concerning: 

  • The organization, 
  • The supervision by a mid mountain guide graduate,
  • The half board in refuge at 4 nights
  • The tokens of shower in the refuge
  • The picnics of noon and the tasting of Beaufort
  • The fishing licence 1 in the daytime, the equipment and the initiation in the daytime
  • The stroll with the donkey in the daytime
  • The transfer in return taxi to the train resort of Moûtiers
The price don't includes

Elements described above concerning:

  • The breakfast, the day 1 lunch, the day 5 dinner
  • The personal insurances: personal civil liability …
  • The individual equipment,
  • Drinks
  • Police formalities and sanitary
  • All which is not mentioned in this document
Payment terms

Deposit of 30 % on registration. Balance in 30 days of the departure. Payments accepted by bank transfer or bank card.


Every participant have to be a holder of a civil liability as well as an individual guarantee multirisk with the aim of protecting itself incidents or accidents which can arise before either during the trekking.

If needed, we propose you several formulae of insurances, under the condition that your place of residence is in Europe:

  • ASSISTANCE : repatriation / expenses of help and search in 1 % of the amount of the price,
  • CANCELLATION in 3,5 % of the amount of the price
  • In the case of purchase of both formulae, Assistance + cancellation to 4,5 %, you will be also covered for the interruption of stay. 

General arrangements of Insurance on brochures Europ Assistance.

Day 1

High mountain pastures up to the refuge of Saut.
Gone hiking around the lake of Tuéda, at the heart of the biggest nature reserve of cembros pines.
Break on the lake of the Fairies in the middle of high mountain pastures.
Arrived late in the afternoon at the refuge of Saut in 2100 m.
Municipal refuge renovated in 2013, with welcoming guards, local cooking "house", an accommodation adapted to families with showers and rooms from 5 to 7 people.
Dinner and at night in the refuge.
Time of walking: 2:30 am - Made uneven: + 350 m

Day 2

Fish in mountain lakes for Departure of the refuge of Saut. Rise and break freshness on the lake of Chanrouge. Observation of marmots in high mountain pastures.
In the collar of Chanrouge, break picnic prepared by the guards, with fantastic view, at the heart of the massif of Vanoise.
Wealth of the flora and the fauna of the National park!
After an easy descent, arrived at Lakes Merlet for the end of the original and playful afternoon: in the trout fishing! With a professional Guide of peach who will know how to share us his passion.
Municipal refuge of lakes Merlets (on 2400 m): experience of a small typical refuge of mountain.
Dinner and at night in the refuge.
Time of walking: 4 hours - Made uneven: + 410 m/- 220 m

Day 3

Summit in 360 °
By leaving the high mountain pastures of the Avals, the escapade in the direction of the summit of Small Mont Blanc for a fantastic view over all the icecap of Vanoise and Mont Blanc, search for crystals on a surprising geologic summit. Picnic pulled by the bag (prepared by the guards). Redescente in the valley of Prioux. Visit of a craft factory of cheese Beaufort of high mountain pasture. Offered tasting of cheeses.
At night and have dinner in the refuge of Repoju in 1750 m: small refuge of authentic charm to savor a Savoyard quality cooking. Guarded private refuge. Warm welcome of the guard, Accommodation in mini dormitory with shower and toilet.
Time of walking: 5 am - Made uneven: + 350 m / - 900 m

Day 4

Stroll with donkeys
Since the refuge of Repoju, descent near Pralognan, Capital of Vanoise, together with donkeys for the pleasure of day without porterage of bags; a beautiful experience to discover donkeys, their care and feeding. Visit of the hamlets of Cholière and Fontanettes, villages classified in the typical architecture of mountain. Picnic pulled by the bag (prepared by the guard). Then gone back up soft along the spectacular waterfall of the Fres, the unique natural training to join the refuge of Barmettes, door of the National park of Vanoise.
Dinner and at night in the refuge in 2000 m. Small wooden and stony refuge any comfort, mini dormitories or family rooms, showers and toilet. Kept private refuge. Restoring with a panoramic view on the surrounding summits. Savoyard quality kitchen.
Time of walking: 4:30 am, made uneven: - 300 m/+ 600 m

Day 5

Rosaries of lakes and Road of the salt
By leaving the refuge, we enter right in the heart of the National park of Vanoise by borrowing the mythical road of the salt and the tomme cheeses. Wild ride around the Needle of Vanoise between Edelweiss, ibexes and marmots. Crossed by 4 mountain lakes at the foot of the highest summit of the massif of Vanoise: the Big Breakage (3855m. Picnic pulled by the bag (prepared by the guard).
"Gourmet coffee" in the refuge of the Collar of Vanoise (drinks, toilet), visit of the new refuge pauses. Inescapable refuge, departure for all the ascents of the surrounding summits.
Redescente towards Pralognan by the lake of cows, witness of a past rich heritage.
Arrived at Pralognan after noon.
Transfer in taxi towards the station of Moutiers. Arrived at Moutiers at about 6 pm 
Time of walking: 5 am, made uneven: + 500 m / - 1000 m 

It is of course only area code, it will be necessary to us to adapt ourselves to the hazards of the weather report as well as in the conditions of the mountain and the participants. In the last resort, the mid mountain guide remains only judge of the program whom he can modify because of imperatives of safety.

Equipment furnished
  • Equipment fishes
  • The equipment of porterage of bags on donkeys
Personal equipment to be planned
  • Hiking boots (notched and rising)
  • Cap or hat
  • Maxi Backpack 55 liters
  • Polar Jacket
  • Cut waterproof wind
  • Gourd
  • Sunscreen
  • Extra clothes
  • Small toilet bag
  • Sheet light bag
  • Personal Pharmacy (bandages care of feet, paracetamol)
  • Sticks of walking (advised but optional)
  • Cameras for the memories - couple to observe the fauna

Not exhaustive list