Welcome to the Val Thorens trail network!

On the advice of Julien Chorier, professional ultra-trail runner and ambassador for the resort, we are offering three permanent trail circuits of 6, 10 and 15 km.

From beginners to professionals, these trails are ideal for enjoying the benefits of altitude.

Follow our safety advice and hit the trail in Val Thorens!

Our advice for safe travel:

  • Make sure you're equipped with suitable footwear, a bottle of water, warm, waterproof clothing (the weather changes quickly in the mountains), a supply of food, sun cream and your mobile phone.
  • Before you leave, check the weather forecast 
  • Let someone know when you're heading out on the trails
  • Be careful if you come across mountain bikers or hikers
  • In the event of an accident, call 112
  • Follow the signs below:
Markings to follow

3 circuits (6, 10 and 15km), 3 levels!

1. Montaulever circuit

  • Difficulty: easy
  • Distance: 6 km
  • Difference in altitude: 344m D+ Minimum altitude: 2235m Maximum altitude: 2576m
  • Start/finish point: Place Caron
  • This first loop is ideal for acclimatising at altitude and warming up with a panoramic view of the Val Thorinois cirque. Runners are immersed in an Alpine environment, surrounded by magical landscapes and a wild, natural lake.

2. Mont de la Chambre circuit

  • Difficulty: difficult
  • Distance: 10 km
  • Difference in altitude: 604m D+ (+)
  • Minimum altitude: 2234m
  • Maximum altitude: 2840m
  • Start/finish point: Place Caron
  • The first part is a warm-up before tackling the steeper, more technical climb to the summit of Mont de la Chambre. An itinerary that emphasises the difference in altitude and rewards you with a majestic view of the 3 Valleys, the Vanoise and Mont Blanc.

3. Lac du Lou circuit

  • Difficulty: intermediate
  • Distance: 15 km
  • Difference in altitude: 543 m D+ (+)
  • Minimum altitude: 1872m
  • Maximum altitude: 2360m
  • Start/finish point: Place Caron
  • A trail to discover the Lou valley, its lake and its refuge. A route that focuses on distance, but with a significant climb after the Lac du Lou. The balcony trails allow you to take full advantage of the Belleville valley.

Le Guides Office offers 9 new trail routes to discover at the bottom of the Vallée des Belleville: several levels of difficulty depending on the distance, the gradient and the technical nature of the route in the heart of varied landscapes.

Tips and tricks :

Find all the trail, hiking and mountain bike routes in the Vallée des Belleville on the free OpenRunner app.

This summer also sees the Val Thorens trail event: the Val Tho Summit Games! 6 sporting experiences for the general public to share with family and friends!



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