• Sport

Hiking trail: the Drains

An easy walk, accessible to all, to discover the small hamlet of Planay Dessus and then you can admire the Sainte Foy drains.

Map available at the Tourist Office.

Sport Hiking trail: the Drains Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise


Departing from Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise (73640)
Average length : 02h30
Total elevation gain : 274m
Distance : 5.5km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

From the P4 car park, go up to the Bonconseil chapel. You can reach the chapel from the P2 car park by crossing the resort and its snow front. Take the uphill road behind the chapel and follow "Planay Dessus". Enter the hamlet and after a few houses, take the path on the right that leads away from the village. Arrive near some chalets, turn right at the fork in the road. Admire the Sainte Foy drains, a human construction designed to limit the infiltration of water into the soil and protect against landslides, which used to be a regular occurrence. After the flat path, cross the small bridge. In front of you, the slight climb allows you to join the path going down to the right which brings you back to the path you took on the way to the summit. Return on the same route to the chapel.

Total elevation gain : 274m
Altitude max : 1700m


Yellow markings


Free access.


Animals allowed

Dogs must be kept on a lead due to the presence of herds.

Period of practice

From 01/05 to 30/11.

Subject to snow conditions.

  • Pets welcome


Station 73640 Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise
Departing from : Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise (73640)
Latitude : 45.580219 - Longitude : 6.894462
Information update on 27/06/2024 by Sainte Foy Tarentaise Tourisme