"Two voices are there; one is of the sea, one of the mountains: each a mighty Voice." William Wordsworth
On the doorstep of Chalet Tarine you'll find a true mecca of hiking and mountaineering, The Vanoise National Park. The oldest French national park, it shares a 14km border with the Italian National Park of Gran Paradiso and together they form one of Europe's largest protected areas.
Served by an extensive network of trails and high altitude shelters 'Refuges' , the heart of the Vanoise National Park will amaze you with its awe inspiring landscapes and its surprise encounters: the flight of the bearded gyapète, marmottes, chamoix, bouquetin,and Ibex, the brilliance of the burgeoning spring or the delicate corolla twinflower.
The Vanoise also has mans influence, centuries old traditions have shaped the pastures that are still alive with dynamic and vivid alpine life. This is the land of the famous Beaufort cheese.
Accompanied by experienced guides, climb the mountains, discover the snowfields and glaciers, discover unsuspected and secret areas. There are rich cultural events, activities and themed outings each week during the summer season.
“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity...” John Muir 1838-1914
The Outstanding Hiking from Chalet Tarine includes:
The Forte de La Platte, and the 5 Lakes.
Bonneval les Bains to plateau Veis - Valley Veis
Chapieux, Nova, the Vallee of the Glaciers and the Refuge Robert Blanc.Seigne,Col de la Croix du Bonhomme
Le Monal - Protected Tarentaise Village
Arcs 1600, The Two Summits: the Malgovert Forest, Roignaix massif (2995 m), Col du Petit-Saint-Bernard, The Aiguilles du Clapet (2615 m) and Lancebranlette (2936 m)
Arc 2000 and the Refuge Mont Pourri and the
Upper Villaroger Nature Reserve
The gentle banks of the Isere River, Bourg Saint Maurice