• Sport

Itinerary on electric bike - The 4 hamlets

Choose to ride on an electric bike for an effortless sightseeing tour through the Tarentaise Vanoise valleys. Along quiet, easygoing, waymarked trails, the most beautiful scenery and delights in our region will open up before your eyes.

Sport Itinerary on electric bike - The 4 hamlets Champagny-en-Vanoise


Departing from Champagny-en-Vanoise (73350)
Average length : 01h00
Total elevation gain : 160m
Vertical drop : 160m
Distance : 11km
Signed walking trail

A series of hamlets grace the slopes in the Champagny le Haut small valley, a long valley carved out by glaciers and listed as a National Heritage Site. Following the Doron, an easy itinerary, specially made for family outings, acquaints you with their architectural treasures typical of the region, providing outstanding views on countless waterfalls and glaciers along the way.

For the most athletic ones:
- Possibility to start from Champagny le Bas by taking the access road up to Champagny le Haut for about 4 km.
- Once through the hamlet Laisonnay, you can make your way into the heart of the Vanoise National Park, a marmots’ paradise! The itinerary follows a pastoral trail (waymarking's change, a few rather steep sections) to Glière with the dried lake and chapel, facing the Grande Casse glacier, and then, after a few twists and turn, on to the Chalet Grand Plan. Total distance from La Couaz dam: 21 km round-trip trail from the entrance to the valley (D+/ D-: 500 m).

The best :
The Champagny le Haut valley offers an exceptional natural setting with a unique heritage. In the hamlet of Le Bois, the Glacialis space dedicated to the knowledge of glaciers can be visited.

Mountain biking is a physical and sporting activity that can involve risks. Stay safe!

Total elevation gain : 160m
Vertical drop : 160m


Green sign

Difficult passages

The itineraries are shared, the pedestrians take priority over the mountain bike. Keep cool in any cross point. Stay aware of the rules for road. Keep in mind that you can meet car on mountain road.

Topoguides references

Guidebooks available in the tourist office and on rando.vanoise.com

Further informations

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    If you start from Champagny, take the access road to Champagny le Haut for about 3 km, the itinerary starts at the entrance of the valley. First on the left bank and then on the right bank from the hamlet of La Chiserette via the campsite, you reach the hamlets of Friburge and Laisonnay. After enjoying the calm and beauty of the area, we take the road for a few hundred metres to pick up a path at Friburge which will take us to the hamlet of Le Bois and then La Chiserette before returning to the starting point. Return to Champagny by road.


    Free access.


    Animals allowed
    Languages of documentation : English, French

    Period of practice

    From 15/05 to 15/10.
    According to snow condition.

    • Pets welcome
    • Parking nearby
    • Public WC
    • Picnic area


    Barrage de la Couaz Champagny le Haut 73350 Champagny-en-Vanoise
    Departing from : Champagny-en-Vanoise (73350)
    Latitude : 45.459115 - Longitude : 6.721412

    More informations

    Information update on 19/10/2023 by Communauté de Communes Val Vanoise - Vallée de Bozel Tourisme