Welcome to the Val Thorens trail paths!

 

Based on the advice of Julien Chorier, professional super-trail runner and resort ambassador, we provide three permanent trail circuits, of 6, 10 and 15 km. From initiation to professional training, these paths are ideal for enjoying the benefits of altitude. Follow our safety advice and get out onto the Val Thorens trail paths!

 

Our advice to set out in complete safety:

 

  • Kit yourself out: suitable shoes, bottle of water, warm clothes and waterproof jacket (the weather changes quickly in the mountains), food supplies, sun cream and your phone
  • Check the weather before leaving
  • Tell someone that you’re going out on a trail before you leave
  • Be careful if you come across mountain bikers or hikers
  • If someone has an accident, call 112
  • Follow the following signage:

 

 

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

 

1. Montaulever Circuit

 

  • Difficulty: easy
  • Distance: 6 km
  • Elevation: 344m D+ Minimum altitude: 2235m Minimum altitude: 2576m
  • Departure/arrival point: place Caron
  • A first circuit that’s perfect for altitude acclimatisation, getting legs in condition with a view of the Val Thorens cirque. The trail runner is immersed in an Alpine environment in the middle of magical landscapes and a wild, natural lake.

 

2. Mont de la Chambre circuit

 

  • Difficulty: difficult
  • Distance: 10 km
  • Elevation: 604m D+
  • Min altitude: 2234m
  • Max altitude: 2840m
  • Departure/arrival point: place Caron
  • A first part lets you get your legs adjusted before attacking the more technical and steep climb that takes you to the summit of the Mont de la Chambre. An itinerary that puts the accent on the elevation with a majestic view of the 3 Vallées, the Vanoise and Mont-Blanc.

 

3. Lac du Lou Circuit

 

  • Difficulty: intermediary
  • Distance: 15 km
  • Elevation: 543 m D+
  • Min altitude: 1872m
  • Max altitude: 2360m
  • Departure/arrival point: place Caron
  • A trail that lets you explore the small Lou valley, its lake and mountain hut. It’s an itinerary that puts the accent on the distance, with a substantial rise after the lac du Lou all the same. The trails overlooking the lake allow you to fully enjoy the Les Belleville valley.

 

New this summer, the Bureau des Guides provides 9 new trail routes to discover on the lower part of the Les Belleville valley: several difficulty levels depending on the distance, elevation and technical level of the route through varied landscapes.

 

Tips:

 

Find all the trail, hiking and mountain bike trails of the Vallée des Belleville on the free application OpenRunner or via this link

This summer don't miss Val Thorens' trail event: the Val Tho Summit Games from 2 to 13 August 2021! 6 sports experiences for the general public to share with family and friends!

 

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