Summer activities at the Aussois campsite in Savoie
Hikers, mountain bikers, trail runners, cliff and boulder climbers, via-ferrata enthusiasts, cyclists, paragliders… the summits await you! In summer, the village of Aussois and its surroundings become a veritable paradise for nature lovers. Marked hiking trails take you through breathtaking Alpine scenery, with high altitude lakes, glaciers and mythical peaks such as the Dent Parrachée. Discover the many activities available in Aussois, all within walking distance of your base camp!
The leisure centre next to the campsite
A leisure area is located next to the campsite. The Buidonnière area, with free access, promises great fun for families and friends. It includes a children’s playground, a petanque court, a pump track area accessible by mountain bike, BMX, skateboard, rollerblade or scooter, for a series of bumps and banked turns.
You can also try out the 18-hole mini-golf course, and tennis (for a fee) at the Ô’Soi ski resort reception desk.
Just a ten-minute walk from Fort Marie-Christine, you’ll find a city stadium where you can play basketball, soccer, handball, volleyball… Something for young and old alike! And don’t forget the “Ô’Soi, Loisirs, Piscine & Bien-être” area.
Treasure hunt for young and old
The “Un espion à l’Esseillon” treasure hunt takes place at Fort Victor Emmanuel. It’s an opportunity to combine history and a walk in the same day, for a fun hike between generations. During this game, which lasts around 2h30 and is open to all, you’ll have to solve various riddles to free Lieutenant-Colonel Desgranges. Full details are available on the Tourist Office website.
Some hiking ideas
Join the Grand Jeu chairlift in season, for access to countless hikes in the Parc Naturel de la Vanoise. There’s something for everyone: the Plan d’amont and Plan d’aval dams, the Sardières monolith, the Refuge du Fond d’Aussois, the Refuge de la Dent Parrachée, the Refuge de Plan Sec or de la Fournache, the Lac du Génépy, the Pointe de l’Observatoire, and many more! The Sentier des sculptures, a shady forest walk lined with wooden sculptures designed by a local artist. A new twist on traditional hikes. The Cascade St Benoit, an effortlessly accessible spot also known as the valley’s natural mist-maker in hot weather. Full details can be found on the Aussois Tourist Office website.
Cycling, mountain biking… take on the mountains
The Tour de France, the Giro… The greatest cycling events have passed through Aussois. La Maurienne is the world’s largest cycling area. So, are you ready to tackle the legendary cols of Iseran, Galibier and Mont Cenis? For more affordable tours from Aussois, you can climb the route des barrages, the Orgère or do a loop around the Esseillon forts.
Prefer mountain biking? The Grand Jeu chairlift provides easy access to a wide range of trails. And for young and old: bike park, pump track and enduro circuits are right next to the campsite. A map is available at the reception desk of your Aussois tourist office for more details on recommended itineraries.
Mountaineering, climbing and via ferrata
If you like climbing and via ferrata, Aussois is the place for you! You can climb the rocks, try the longest via ferrata in France, or even reach the summit of the Dent Parrachée, which rises to 3,687 meters! To make the most of these activities in complete safety, don’t hesitate to call on our mountain guides and climbing instructors. There are fun routes for all levels in the Arc gorges. The Aussois guide bureau will guide you to the summit of your next objective.
And other summer activities…
Mountaineering, via ferrata, climbing, fishing… To find out more about all the activities on offer in Aussois in summer, visit the tourist office website.
If you’d like to go on an adventure and explore other nuggets of our valley, shuttles between the villages of Haute Maurienne Vanoise are also available.