At the gateway to the Vanoise National Park and boasting well-known resorts such as Tignes, Val d'Isère, la Rosière, la Plagne and les Arcs, the Haute-Tarentaise is the ideal location for mountain activities all year round.
No need to take the car if you want to get from the centre of La Rosière to Les Eucherts : it's a short walk through the forest ! This pedestrian path, lit at night, about a kilometer in length, is easy going. Perfect for digestive strolls.
Family hiking trail (1h30 to 2h) from the hamlet of Saint-Germain. You can discover the hamlet of Saint-Germain and its mill, the Mont plan with a panoramic view of the valley. Detailed information available at the tourist office.
Climb the mountain and admire an outstanding panorama of the Mont-Blanc chain of mountains, the Beaufortain and the Vanoise. Discover the Lac Sans Fond the Bottomless Lake a mountain lake in a magnifi cent setting.
This circuit boasts breathtaking views of the Combe des Moulins valley and its torrents. Start: Plan de l’Arc. Competent hikers.
A steep hike up through the forest for some breathtaking views.
Start: Le Mousselard.
A walk through the forest towards the Plan de l’Arc leisure area. Start: La Rosière Tourist Office (Centre). Very easy.
Walk through the mountain pastures and admire the rustic chalets d’alpage in Putétruit, Le Vaz, Le Devanchaz and Les Eucherts. Start: Plan de l’Arc. Easy.
Before, there were 4 schools for the children living in Montvalezan’s 30 hamlets and villages. Start: Montvalezan village. Easy.
A hike through varied terrain at high altitude with the option of turning off towards the Lac de Retour. Start: the old schoolhouse in Le Châtelard. Competent hikers.
Examine the battle scars around the ruined Fort de la Redoute. Start: from the car park at the foot of the slopes in La Rosière centre, take the Roches Noires Express chairlift up the mountain. Easy.
Initially the Ecudets chairlift, discover this trail through a spruce forest. You may be lucky to meet an hermine or on mushrooms!
A nice walk on the sunny side, crossing the forest of Bocheres, allowing you to discover some hamlets and history. More info available at the tourist office.
Discover coal and silver mines that were exploited until 1966.
Scale the Bec Rouge and enjoy unhindered views of the valley. Start: the old schoolhouse in Le Châtelard. Competent hikers.
Departure from the Tourist Office of Séez to discover some hamlets that surround the center of Séez: Le Breuil, Noyeray, Villard Dessous and Dessus. Easy family walk.
Three waterfalls, three amazing spaces among the most spectaculars in Val d'Aoste.
Breathe in the scent of the wild flowers in the vast meadows above Le Châtelard. Start: La Rosière Tourist Office (Centre). Easy.
A pleasant walk in the forest of Malgovert. Trail in the freshness of the banks of the Isère and in the shade of the trees. Detailed sheet available at the tourism office.
Admire the stunning views of the valley from the Arête des Zittieux ridge. Start: La Rosière Tourist Office (Centre). Easy.
Walk through history along the Roman Road that linked Vienne in France with Milan in Italy. Did you know the word Séez comes from the Latin “sextum” which means six. This was a reference to where Séez was built: on the “sixth milestone” of the Roman Road.
An easy stroll to the perfect riverside picnic spot. Start: the old schoolhouse in Le Châtelard. Very easy.
A memorable hike that you will be eager to repeat! Start: Plan de l’Arc. Competent hikers.
La Rosière certainly deserves its nickname “Balcony of the Tarentaise”, with its breathtaking 180° views of the valley and Mont Pourri.
In summer, La Rosière is a wonderful area to explore, with its mountain footpaths, high-altitude lakes, villages and alpine chalets.
If you enjoy walking, there is a wealth of easily-accessible trails and footpaths.
Visitors who are thirsty for a challenge can set off to conquer the peaks on one of the many nearby hiking trails.
To learn all about the mountain and hike safely, opt for a guided hike.
Half-day and full-day hikes for all the family.
Climbing (indoor and outdoor), via ferrata, via cordata. Glacier hikes. Mountaineering.
• Bureau Montagne Haute Tarentaise : +33 (0)7 87 10 73 22 | + 33 (0)6 14 20 94 58
The Bureau Montagne Haute Tarentaise is located in the ESF office in Les Eucherts.
Pastoralism is a key activity of summer in the mountains. Herds of cattle and sheep are moved up to the mountain pastures to graze good grass throughout the summer.
Commonly called “patous”, guard dogs are used to watch these herds day and night for predator attacks.
You will sometimes come across them near certain hiking trails. In order to better understand the role and behaviour of these dogs, we invite you to watch a video of playful explanations by clicking on this link.