Chalet Tarine

Character chalet in the heart of beautiful

Les Échines-Dessous, a village which maintains its authentic alpine charm yet still has easy access to some of the best skiing and cycling in France.

Walking and Hiking in the Vanoise

Breathtaking Summits, Spectacular Views & over 500 km of trails









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"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

Walking in the Alps near  Vallee de la Glaciers (2