Activities in Champagny-en-Vanoise

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The village resort of Champagny-en-Vanoise is full of activities in summer and winter. Here is a list of the main activities you can find throughout the seasons:

  • Hiking, which can be done all year round on the marked paths. The advantage of summer is the presence of the Vanoise National Park which offers an incredible setting where fauna and flora live in harmony.
  • Mountain biking, possible outside of winter. Champagny is full of forest roads and trails to discover. You can ride on the alpine ski slopes, climb the glacier for the more athletic, ride the wide paths of the Vanoise National Park or discover magnificent slopes that are less used.
  • Electric mountain biking: Like mountain biking, you can ride the resort’s trails with much less effort and go much further afield, whether to La Plagne or the slopes of Mont Jovet.
  • Trail running, Champagny has been known for over 30 years for its “race alpine du grand bec” which became the trail du grand bec. In fact, the village has an exceptional playground with courses of incredible variety for a territory like this. The runner will be able to do long, fairly rolling outings or impose himself on the vertical kilometres of the numerous mountainsides. The choice is vast and the scenery dreamlike.
  • Skiing/Snowboarding/Other: Champagny is renowned for its high quality skiable terrain and incredible scenery. The resort is part of the Paradiski area which offers over 425km of pistes!
  • Cross-country skiing: Champagny and its valley of Champagny-le-haut is renowned for its magnificent cross-country skiing area. For decades, cross-country enthusiasts have been enjoying the view of the glaciers on their outings.
  • Snowshoeing: The countless trails around Champagny offer an incredible territory to explore on snowshoes, between fir trees and winter animal tracks. There are numerous routes listed for your convenience.
  • Ice climbing: Champagny is lucky enough to have the largest ice tower in Europe and this allows you to learn this unusual sport. Numerous national and international championships are held each year.
  • Tobogganing: Champagny offers many areas to go tobogganing with children and adults. Other activities are usually offered nearby such as pony rides or visits to igloos.
  • Leisure centre: Champagny also has sports facilities in the leisure centre. You can play football on the popular village pitch, skateboard in the dedicated skate park, play basketball or football on the multi-sports pitches. There are also tennis courts not far from the leisure centre.
  • Swimming pool: The Champagny swimming pool has been equipped a few years ago with a sliding roof allowing you to swim in all weathers in all seasons! This means you can relax in the water or swim laps in complete peace of mind.
  • Paragliding: The village has many paragliding spots in summer and winter. This is a unique opportunity to discover the landscape from a unique angle and at the same time experience the thrill of the flight.
  • Horse riding: You can also enjoy horse or pony rides to discover the beautiful surrounding landscapes.
    Adventure course: You can discover in Champagny le Haut a nice adventure course for all ages, with a tyrolean traverse and monkey bridges in a unique setting.

You can also visit the itinerary page to find out where you can cycle, walk or run!

Many other activities are available such as spa/massages, farm visits, snacks or perched aperitifs, fishing or guided tours. Glacier lovers can also visit the Glacialis area in Champagny-le-haut.

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