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What to do in summer in Val Thorens ? Our typical week

Published February 17, 2023

Summer's almost here! Sun and relaxation await you. For a relaxing vacation, opt for a mountain break far from the crowds on the beaches and the heat. From July 6 to August 31, 2024, Montagnettes opens its 4-star establishment in Val Thorens : le Hameau du Kashmir. But what can you do during a week in Val Thorens in summer? 

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Day 1 : Arrival in Val Thorens

After a few hours on the road, you arrive at 2300 meters of altitude in your new home for the week: le Hameau du Kashmir located at the entrance of the resort. You will discover a refined and warm decor inspired by the Himalayas. A real cocoon and haven of peace for a relaxing vacation full of discovery. You rush to your apartment for a good night's sleep.

What to do in summer in Val Thorens
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Day 2: Discovering the Belleville Valley

After a good night's rest, you are ready to go and discover Val Thorens. The resort is part of the Vallée des Belleville like Les Menuires and Saint-Martin-de-Belleville. You go to the Tourist Office of Val Thorens to get your sesame for the day: the roadbook.

During the whole day, you will visit 11 emblematic places of the Belleville Valley between natural and historical heritage. And that's not all! On each place, you will find a sign indicating a letter. You will have to note it on your roadbook. Thanks to all the letters you will discover a mystery word and win gifts! A perfect activity to discover your vacation spot, to do with family or friends.

How to prepare for a hike?

*Information based on the summer of 2022 and subject to change for the summer of 2023.

What to do in summer in Val Thorens

Day 3: Strolling along the water

At 9 am, direction the water level of Les Bruyères in Les Menuires. An orientation course of 1h30 has been created by the Tourist Office of Les Menuires. With your map collected beforehand, let's go to look for the hidden beacons around the lake. If you succeed, you will have a reward offered by returning to the Tourist Office at the end of the day.

Then discovery of the Lac du Lou. It is without question the place not to be missed in Belleville. No fear, the Lac du Lou is easily accessible via trails. With a bit of luck, you will be able to see the star of the mountains on the way up: the marmots!

What to do in summer in Val Thorens

Once up there, you will discover a breathtaking landscape with turquoise and translucent waters. You have two options: eat at the Lac du Lou refuge or have a picnic in a unique setting. Little advice: if you still have some energy left after your lunch, continue to climb to reach the Pierre Blanche lakes, which are even wilder than the Lac du Lou.

What to do in summer in Val Thorens
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Day 4: Hiking in the Encombres Valley

Wake up a little early for your 8:30 appointment with your guide. Yes, by booking with Montagnettes, you are entitled to 3 free half-day hikes (or one day and one half-day) with the Belleville guide bureau, as well as an introductory yoga session.

Let's go for a beautiful and very secret hike in the Vallée des Encombres. Only the initiated know this small corner of paradise to discover absolutely. On the program of the day: meeting with ibexes and marmots, observation of edelweiss,... A magnificent day of observation of the fauna and the flora with incredible panoramic views in company of your guide who will deliver you all the secrets of this exceptional valley.

On your return, you will have the pleasure to sit down in our restaurant Le Beef&Lobster to enjoy a good meal after this intense day in emotions.

Summer hiking in Val Thorens

What to do in summer in Val Thorens
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Day 5: Relaxation and well-being in the mountains

After three days of hiking, it is time for you to rest and enjoy our establishment. In the morning, head to the pool andwellness area with the Finnish bath and saunas before having the treatment you have reserved with our beautician. At noon, go to the huge terrace of the Beef&Lobster to admire the view while enjoying the dish of the day proposed by the chef Milan Lam.

In the afternoon, it's a quiet stroll in the streets of Val Thorens to buy local products while the kids have fun at Spot United. In the evening, it's the traditional Savoyard evening at Hameau du Kashmir ! A Savoyard aperitif, raclette and Savoyard dessert await you (29€/adult and 19€/children up to 10 years old).

What to do in summer in Val Thorens
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Day 6: A day in a mountain farm

When you spend your vacations in the mountains, it is impossible not to visit a mountain farm. Let's go to the unavoidable: Chez Pépé Nicolas with a 1h30 guided tour of the alpine chalet with Nicolas Jay's great grandchildren at 10h30.

At noon, you will taste good dishes with local products from the short circuit. In the afternoon, you will observe the life of the farm with the pigs, the rabbits, the hens,... You will be able to observe the manual milking of the goats in front of the chalet around 14h30-15h. A unique moment to live before returning to Hameau of Kashmir for your evening.

At 5pm, we propose a yoga class with Axelle on the terrace of Hameau of Kashmir with a view on the Cime Carron. There is nothing like yoga to recharge your batteries and get all the good vibes communicated by our mountains.

What to do in summer in Val Thorens
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Day 7: Thrills and chills for an adrenaline rush

To finish your vacations with a lot of sensations, you spend the morning on the Montagne Aventure courses with the Belleville guide office. At 15 minutes walk from Val Thorens, you will find yourself at the lake of Frogs in an exceptional setting on a course made of footbridges, monkey bridges, Tibetan bridges, zip lines, via ferrata,...

In the afternoon, you will enjoy your last half day of hiking offered by Montagnettes. You continue your thrill ride with the approach and observation of the glaciers.

After this day full of thrills, you will enjoy your last evening in your apartment and already imagine your future vacations in Val Thorens next summer!

What to do in summer in Val Thorens
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Day 8 : departure

All good things must come to an end and your vacation at Hameau of Kashmir is no exception. It's time to pack up and go home. But you leave the place fully rested, galvanized by the strength of the mountains and above all with unforgettable memories in your head. See you next year.

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* This is an inspirational program and is non-contractual. Please note that the program of the hikes (BDG map) is published every week on the website of the Belleville guide bureau. Please check the time and day of the hikes you are interested in. You must register the day before at the latest for the chosen hikes at the reception desk.

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