Monday 19 November Last update : 11/19/2018 at 13:01


For Walkers and Hikers

Whether for adventure or meditation, walkers and hikers can enjoy the same high-mountain pleasures as skiers.

A lot of trails for pedestrians and snowshoers, allowing them to discover Val Thorens from a new point of view. A detailed trail map is available for free at the Tourist Office.

At the foot of "Castor" and "Pollux" magic carpets, head for the Toboggan Chalet. They are 3 departures:

The 2 Lacs path: The path joins the Junior’s Space piste and runs parallel to it. On the large plateau, cross the Junior’s Space on your left and go downhill by the departure of Moraine chairlift and walk along along the "Combe de Thorens" to get back to the starting point by the Toboggan Chalet.

2.1 km, 1h30 return

The Moutiere path : Take the departure of the “2 Lacs” path till a large plateau. Continue on your right and join the dams (be careful not to get over the fence and stay off the lakes). You will arrive close to the "Crossing of 2 Lakes 2" piste, “2 Lakes” restaurant and a chairlift of the same name. The path continues downhill by the “Linotte” piste and joins Moutière plateau with a restaurant of the same name and an altisurface. On the right, walk along the Moutière dam and admire the view over the Valley of Belleville. To return, take the same route and the path of the “2 Lakes”.

6.1 km, 4h30/5h return

New, the Marine path : When you get off the Cascades chair lift, turn left and take the curved path on the left. When you get to the « Chalet de la Marine », cross Les Dalles ski run and walk along the mountain ridges past the frozen Tête Ronde lake, until you get to the « Chalet de Thorens ». From there, walk slowly back down to the resort via “Les Flocons” ski run, crossing the “Combe de Thorens”, until you reach the Chalet du Toboggan.

5km – 1h of descent - accessible by the Cascades chairlift

The Montagnettes path:
A two-kilometre stroll takes you from the heart of Val Thorens to Les Menuires and the intersection of the Bruyeres gondolas. A beautiful sunny trail with an unbeatable view of the Belleville Valley.

2km, 1h30 return

The lifs accessible for pedestrian

At an altitude of 3200m –and with its 360° view of more than 1000 summits in the French, Italian ansd Swiss Alps - the Cime Caron features one of the most grandiose mountain panorama in the all of Europe. You can even stop for a meal at ‘L’Etape 3200’ if you want. An annotated map there allows you to identify Mont Blanc, Mont Brequin, the Peclet Gacier and its Peaks, La Meije and the Arves Peaks. To get there take the Cairn and Caron Gondolas and then the Cime de Caron cable-car.
Count on spending 2hours for a roundtrip visit.

An eight minute walk from the arrival at the top of the Funitel Peclet. Stop for a bite at the ‘Aiguilles de Peclet’.
Count on an hour for a roundtrip visit.

The Moutiere plateau is accessible thanks to the chair lift Moutière
Count on spending 5 minutes to go up

The chair lift Cascade allows pedestrians to take the Marine path
Count on spending 5 minutes to go up

In order to join the Maurienne valley, the pedestrian can take the chair lift Moutière then the Funitel Grand Fond then the chair lift Rosaël then the gondola lift 3 Vallées Express.
Count on around two hours and thirty minutes for a roundtrip visit.

Download the pedestrian and snowshoe hiking map

Something else to discover: snowshoe hiking.

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