Hiking in La Plagne

 

OUR TIPS FOR YOUR HIKING IN LA PLAGNE

 

Discover the numerous hiking trails that La Plagne has to offer. Whether you're with family or friends, embark on an adventure as you weave through alpine meadows and high-altitude paths, based on your level and preferences.
La Plagne, an all-terrain resort with its 11 villages ranging from 700m to 2100m in altitude. You'll encounter a multitude of landscapes and completely captivating routes, allowing you to breathe in the fresh mountain air.


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PREPARING YOUR HIKER'S DAY IN LA PLAGNE

 

  • Your itinerary: bring along a hiking map and a compass. You can have all this on your smartphone, but remember to save it as the mobile network coverage is not always reliable at high altitudes!
  • Your equipment: to be ready to explore all the routes, make sure to have sturdy hiking shoes with good traction. They will be your best allies in preventing slips and maintaining stability. For children, prioritize ankle-supporting shoes. Bring along a waterproof and warm jacket that can easily fit into your backpack. In case of temperature drops at altitude or rain, you won't be caught off guard. Don't forget to pack hiking poles for yourself and your children. They are of great assistance on steep slopes.

 

The 5 essential items for your backpack:

  • Sun protection: to avoid returning from your hike all sunburned or with sunstroke, we strongly recommend bringing high SPF sunscreen suitable for the mountains. Also, take sunglasses and a hat or cap.
  • Hydration: during your mountain hike, it's important to stay hydrated. Carry at least 1 liter of water per person.
  • Regain energy: what's better than a good snack once you reach the summit of your hike! Pack some applesauce, cereal bars, and dried fruits. These will replenish your energy during your exertion. 
  • First aid: a simple insect bite or a blister can sometimes catch you off guard during a hike. Thanks to your small first aid kit, these issues will quickly be forgotten. Include disinfectant, sterile dressings, band-aids, scissors, and tweezers in your kit. Yes, in the mountains, there are plenty of woods, and splinters can pay you a visit!
  • Capture memories: bring along a camera and a pair of binoculars to get a closer look at our furry friends, the marmots. Take advantage of this opportunity to capture stunning and breathtaking views that you'll encounter along the way!
LE LAC DES PIERRES BLANCHES – A FAMILY HIKE

LE LAC DES PIERRES BLANCHES – A FAMILY HIKE

A very nice itinerary to do with your family to discover exceptional panoramas of the Beaufortain and the most famous massif of the Alps, the Mont Blanc. As you hike, you will discover a variety of landscapes: forests, flowering meadows and finally the lake and its magnificent colours. This is an opportunity to have a snack and a break in the sun before finishing your walk. Children and adults alike will be delighted to meet the marmots that live in the area!

To do this hike, from Montchavin, take the Lac Noir cable car. Once at the top, go down below the arrival of the cable car to Plan Bois then take the path on your left and follow the signs. The return journey is by the same route.

ROCHE DE MIO LOOP - AN EXCEPTIONAL VIEWPOINT

ROCHE DE MIO LOOP - AN EXCEPTIONAL VIEWPOINT

A beautiful round trip of almost 13km with a positive difference in altitude of 812m. To be done with good walkers. Roche de Mio is a must-do in La Plagne and will allow you to discover the high altitude resorts. To start your walk, go to the top car park in the village of Belle Plagne. Take the small road passing to the right of the chalets and then about 300 metres further on join the path towards the Inversens tunnel. Follow the signs.

When you arrive at Roche de Mio, you will enjoy an exceptional panorama and you will be able to take beautiful pictures of the alpine peaks around you. You will also find an orientation table to put a name to these peaks.

If you wish, you can also take the gondola from Roche de Mio to the Glacier de la Chiaupe and see snow-covered landscapes in the middle of summer!

HOW TO EQUIP YOURSELF FOR A HIKE

HOW TO EQUIP YOURSELF FOR A HIKE

To discover the mountains in complete serenity and optimise your hike, here are some practical tips to help you organise your hike.

For a 100% successful hike, the best thing is to prepare it well in advance. To start with, you can go to the tourist office of your holiday resort in La Plagne. They will give you all the practical advice you need and direct you to the itineraries best suited to your desires and, above all, your level.

If you want to go off the beaten track, you can contact the resort's mountain guides, who will suggest personalised hikes that meet your expectations. They know the mountains inside out and will share their knowledge with you.

To fine-tune your preparation, the day before your hike, check the weather forecast and if the weather is not optimal, postpone your trip. This will give you more security and your photos will be even more beautiful with a clear and sunny weather!

If you have to go on your own, tell the people around you and let them know the route you are going to take.

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