Les 3 Vallées: your summer hiking destination!

How about making the most of the summer to explore Les 3 Vallées’ most beautiful hiking hot spots?
Set off to discover the Vanoise glaciers with one of our High Mountain Guides, or enjoy a family walk along one of the many marked paths – take it at your own pace and get the most out of your unforgettable mountain holiday!
You might even be lucky enough to spot a marmot or a chamois mountain goat! Look around you, the mountains in summer have many surprises in store!

Take a look at our selection of hikes for beginners and experienced walkers!

💚 Very easy
🔵 Easy
🔴 Difficult
 Very difficult


Les Poux waterfall

 Courchevel 1hr 💚
This very easy route is in the shade, as you walk alongside the Rosière stream until you reach Les Poux waterfall.
Starting point: 🅿Lac de la Rosière (Courchevel Moriond)

La Gorge aux Pigeons path

Brides-les-Bains 1hr 🔵
Soak up amazing views over the valley on this unforgettable walk along the hillsides of Brides.
Starting point: Brides-les-Bains Tourist Office

The Animal trail

Méribel 1hr💚
A marked path with a nature discovery game.
Starting point: From Méribel altiport, head towards Les Rhodos until you get to the start of the sentier des Animaux (Animal trail)

Le lac des Fées

Méribel Mottaret 2hrs🔵
Discover the marmot’s favourite place, at the heart of the Vanoise national park. The uphill walk to the lake is manageable with children, and if you’re really brave, take a dip in the water and admire the views of the Aiguille du Fruit summit.
Starting point: 🅿Tueda in Méribel Mottaret

Walk around Les Bruyères man-made lake

Les Menuires 30 mins 💚
Set at the bottom of a protected little valley, this natural environment is home to an incredible eco-system.
Starting point: 🅿Plan de l’eau des Bruyères

Le Lac du Lou

Val Thorens 2hrs 🔵
Explore the largest lake in the Belleville Valley along a footpath that is accessible to all. When you get there, the Lac du Lou mountain hut welcomes you for a well-earned rest!
Starting point: 🅿La Chasse


La Dent du Villard & Les Crêtes du Mont Charvet

Courchevel 4.5hrs – 8.56km 🔴
Travel through time and watch many different landscapes pass before your eyes. Breath-taking views guaranteed!
Starting point: 🅿Lac de la Rosière (Courchevel Moriond)

Le Col de la Loze

Méribel 4hrs 🔴
The hike starts in the Altiport forest and continues onto the mountain ridge up above. Enjoy stunning views over the Méribel and Courchevel Valleys, as well as la Grande Casse – the highest summit in the Savoie region, reaching up to 3,885 metres.
Starting point: 🅿Blanchot (Altiport forest)

Pas de Cherferie

Les Menuires 5.0hrs – 34km
A hike above Saint-Marcel which goes through old hamlets like La Loy. Enjoy a beautiful view of the Vallée des Belleville and Meribel from the Pas de Cherferie.🔴

Starting point: 🅿 Hamlet of Saint-Marcel

Le Col de la Vallée Étroite

Val Thorens 7hrs – 17km
Hike above Lac du Lou, passing by Pierre Blanche lake along the way. On your way up to the mountain pass you’ll take in beautiful green Alpine meadows, with rocks here and there, and a wealth of different flora. Stunning views over the Ecrins and Mont Blanc mountain ranges.
Starting point: 🅿La Chasse

➡ Get in touch with our experts 

Would you like to discover new routes or find out more about the history of our region?
The mountain leaders from Les 3 Vallées High Mountain guides offices are here to help!

Courchevel :
🖥 Website
📧  contact@guides-courchevel.com
📞 +33 (0)6 23 92 46 12

Méribel :
🖥 Website
📧 guides.meribel@gmail.com
📞+33(0) 6 43 897 291

Belleville Valley (Les Menuires, Saint-Martin de Belleville and Val Thorens) :
🖥  Website
📧  guides-belleville@orange.fr
📞 +33(0) 4 79 01 04 15