Who says Valmeinier also says Valloire. Sharing the same Galibier Thabor ski area, many skiers come and go between the two resorts. Based at an altitude of 1430m, Valloire has remained authentic and friendly with a wide range of activities on offer.


The mountain is a marvelous environment to discover. Go on an adventure in the surroundings of Valloire by exploring this territory shaped by generations of farmers and shepherds. The 3 lakes hike remains a must in the sector, just like that of the circles lake. For more information on these walks, do not hesitate to go directly to the resort's tourist office.

By bike

How to evoke Valloire without mentioning the famous Col du Galibier ? A true place of pilgrimage for cycling enthusiasts, this pass culminating at an altitude of 2642 m is part of the legend of the Tour de France. Take on this 17 km ascent and 1212 m drop at an average of 7,2%. Once you have reached its summit, you will have the pleasure of admiring a sumptuous panorama.

Col du Galibier

Often in the shadow of the Col du Galibier, the Col du Telegraphe nonetheless uninteresting. Starting from the bottom of the valley in Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne, an elevation gain of 853 m awaits you for a distance of 12 km and a summit based at 1566 m. With sustained and regular slopes oscillating between 8 and 10%, this climb remains quite demanding and requires good physical condition or the help of an electric bike.

Once the summit is reached, take the opportunity to take a break by going to visit the Fort of the Telegraph. Accessible in a dozen minutes on foot from the Col du Télégraphe car park, you will find a fun route as well as a magnificent panorama of the valley. Once this short stop has been made, the bravest and most determined can continue with the ascent of the mythical Col du Galibier mentioned above.

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