The mountains in summer: A superb experience in Valloire in Savoie, France

Whether you prefer a slower pace or all-out action, take a deep breath of mountain air: it’s all here in Valloire.

Whatever your level, you can surpass yourself and fill your boots in the wild, untamed countryside, alive with the legacy of the Tour de France and its legendary mountain scenery.

Valloire: Sporty, Welcoming, and Authentic

Located at the foot of the famous Col du Galibier mountain pass, Valloire looks out over the Arc and Maurienne valleys from its altitude of 1430m.

Its countless historical, natural and cultural heritage sites are unique, such as its 18th Century Baroque Church and its 17 hamlets nestled against the mountainside.

This summer, Valloire will host the “arrival” of a Tour de France stage for the first time, in what is set to be a decisive confrontation never before seen.

Valloire is of course known for the infamous ascent of its mountain pass by bicycle, with or without electrical assistance depending on your staminia, but is also known for its via ferrata and ruisseling.

The Fort du Télégraphe boasts an escape game for anyone looking for a new challenge, and music-lovers who prefer the sound of harmony are in for a treat with the 10th Baroque Music Festival. Inquisitive minds and lovers of ephemeral art will be delighted to discover the local straw and hay sculptures, found nowhere else in France – must-see monuments in their own right!

Key Figures for Valloire

Altitude of 1,430m
17 hamlets
16,000 Tourist Beds
1 Mountain Bike Park
135km of marked trails
11 mountain bike paths

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