Hiking is one of the unmissable activities during a holiday in Tignes. The resort, located at the gates of the Vanoise National Park and the Tignes - Champagny and Grande Sassière Nature Reserves, offers remarkable views of the high mountain landscapes and its treasures (lakes, glaciers, peaks, fauna, flora…). An exceptional territory to explore with the family!
Scheduling a mountain vacation in summer allows you to fully enjoy the great outdoors in the heart of nature. Tignes is a perfect destination if you want to enjoy the high peaks during the months of June, July and August. The Savoyard resort, in addition to its exceptional setting, offers many summer activities ... You can even ski in the middle of summer.
For seasoned hikers only! Located on the Franco-Italian border, the Aiguille de la Grande Sassière is the highest hike in France, reaching an altitude of 3,747 m. Accessible in summer without mountaineering equipment (as soon as the snow melts), this climb follows a mountain crest surrounded by lauzes (stone slabs).
Can't imagine a mountain vacation without your loyal four-legged friend? You are quite right ! Close proximity to the Vanoise National Park and nature reserves, pedestrian lifts, swimming in high-altitude lakes... Here are some tips to make the most of your summer walks on the trails starting from Tignes.
There comes a point in a backpacker's life when knowing how to read an IGN map, recognize mountain flowers or spot a chamois in the distance is no longer enough to arouse the admiration of your friends or children. Are you starting to run out of ideas to make the eyes of those who accompany you on the trails shine again? Now is the time to beef up your game with some unusual info to slip away on your next ride!
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