Ski resort in winter, Valmeinier is completely transformed once the arrival of fine weather. Swap your skis for hiking shoes, the adventure in the heart of the Maurienne is experienced quite differently in summer!
Take advantage of unspoiled nature to recharge your batteries during a summer stay in Valmeinier. Between fauna and flora of the Alps, the Valmeinier valley is full of a thousand and one wonders. The town, which has turned to tourism development since 1971 with the opening of the ski resort, has managed to preserve its natural landscapes. While being respectful of this wild environment, discover the surroundings.
In Valmeinier, sport is topical in summer. Between the Valmeinier Obstacle Race, the Valmeinier Throwdown, the Jump'n'Fly week or even the Trail du Galibier Thabor, there is no shortage of events to exercise and get out of your comfort zone. Find more information on these different meetings by clicking on the link below.
One theme per week
In the summer season, each week is unique to Valmeinier with successive themes. Stay on the lookout for the different themes selected and the activities planned accordingly.
Activities for everyone
Of course, who says summer vacation in the mountains says hikes and walks. Accompanied or independently, a wide choice of walks is offered to you in Valmeinier. Let yourself be amazed by sublime landscapes like the Mount Tabor, a Natura 2000 classified site. Valmeinier is also the ideal destination for children and families.
Valmeinier in summer also means going beyond your limits by facing the obstacle course and by overcoming it for the more daring.
For a more relaxing holiday or a well-deserved rest, the swimming pools municipal welcomes you at Valmeinier Villages. A moment of freshness well appreciated when the heat is felt.
For more natural cooling, white water sports such as rafting, streaming or even canyoning will brighten up your stay. Many fishing spots are also present in the vicinity of Valmeinier.
A little ride in the air
Beyond water and land, how about taking some height ? A paragliding flight remains a unique sensation and offers an unforgettable spectacle. Climbing, on the other hand, makes you feel the satisfaction of having reached the top.
Local production and heritage
Take advantage of your Savoyard stay to consume locally by visiting, for example, the Mont Tabor farm and his goats. Stroll through the small period streets of Valmeinier Villages and cross the door of the La Gwape micro-brewery. With a 100% artisanal production, you can even let yourself be tempted by a tasting of their local beers.
Also don't miss the market which is held every Thursday morning at the Valmeinier resort centre. To discover more in depth the history of the valley, push the walk to the Fort of the Telegraph. Guided tours are offered in summer.
In the mountains, many are also lovers of bike. Whether by mountain bike, road bike or electric bike, discover the enchanting landscapes of Valmeinier. The Maurienne is a real land of cycling, the Tour de France frequently surveys the neighboring roads, passing in particular by the famous Col du Galibier. For the more athletic, follow in the footsteps of the most famous runners of the Grande Boucle.
Valmeinier also hassports equipments to spend you. Fancy a game of football with friends? Head to the city stadium. More eager to play tennis? Lots are there to fill you! More of a climbing enthusiast? The artificial climbing wall at Valmeinier Villages will delight you!