La Haute Tarentaise is the perfect playground in the Alps to come hiking with your family and discover the real alpine life. Aurélie, a local mountain leader, will share with you and your kids her passion for the mountains and let you experience a night in one of the magical huts above Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise.
Hike off the beaten tracks and access some magical spots
Learn about the alpine life and its history
Allow your kids to live a very unique experience in a mountain hut
Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Haute Tarentaise area
Located above 2000 meters, I propose you to join me for a magical trekking experience, off the beaten tracks, with a night in a mountain hut. The hike to the Ruitor hut is very accessible and perfect for families with young kids. The surroundings of Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise offer a lot of possibilities to discover alpine environments: alpine hamlets, military remainings, hydroelectric installations, hidden lakes, fauna, flora … An infinite playground for young and old with lots of stories to tell, experiences to live and lifetime memories to create.
It’s my great pleasure to bring families and allow kids to have a very unique experience while learning a lot of new things about the mountains.
This 2-day hiking tour is perfect if you come with your family to one of the resorts in the area (Tignes, Val d’Isère, Les Arcs, La Plagne, La Rosière, Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise, etc.) during the summer and are looking for something different to experience, together with a local guide.
You’ll find below an example of a 2-day program. I can, of course, adapt it based on the wishes and the hiking/fitness level of the group.
Feel free to get in touch with me so I can start planning for you and guide you in my home mountains for 2 days (or more).
Refuge du Ruitor or Refuge de l’Archeboc based on the final program we define together
Bring with you the following: - Hiking shoes - Sunglasses, sun cream and hat/cap - Wind jacket, trouser (for the evening), 2nd t-shirt - Water, lunch pack, snacks - Sleeping bag liner (hut is equipped with quilts and pillows)
Parking Pierre Giret (1771 m), just below la Savonne.
We will meet in the early afternoon and take a few hours, at a very decent pace, to hike to the Ruitor Mountain Hut. On the way, you’ll have the possibility to discover a lot of new things that I will be happy to show you. We should be at the hut around 5 pm.
In the early evening, before dinner, we’ll visit “Le Plateau de la Saissière” with its alpine hamlets and learn about these small villages history. We will also see the alpine rivers coming out of the glaciers and observe the fauna & the flora.
I’ll then introduce everyone to the life in a hut, we’ll have dinner and then a good sleep.
After breakfast, our adventure will start again.
We’ll be walking along a very nice alpine river. I’ll bring you out of the beaten tracks and lead you to a little secret alpine lake that I like very much. From there, we’ll have the possibility to see and learn a lot of new things that I will introduce you to.
We’ll have our picnic lunch there and then slowly hike down via the sheep paths to come back to our starting point at the end of the afternoon.
As far as I can remember, I have always been drawn to horizons and they have always been a big part of my life. A former high-level athlete (cycling), living in Haute Tarentaise for over 10 years, I made the choice of a life "up there" by adapting, in particular, my job as a journalist and by becoming a Mountain Guide. Summer and winter, I will make you discover my "happy places". During these hikes (sporty or more contemplative), I will be keen to share with you my knowledge and anecdotes about an environment and a heritage that fascinates me. In particular, I will be happy to “tell the story of the mountain” to the youngest.
Louis Hubert Paquot
W spend two incredible days hiking with our family guided by Aurélie. Aurélie not only guided us through breathtaking views but also showed particular skills to motivate and animate our childrens (7,5y, 5,5y and 2,5y). They definitely keep warm memories of their first hiking and overnight experience in the Alps. We highly recommend all families to experience this type of hike with Aurélie. Thank you very much! LH
Louis Hubert Pacco
Aurélie a été top avec les 3 enfants, et a été plus qu’attentive. Elle avait prévu quelques points de découvertes spécifiques et quelques outils pour expliquer la montagne. Elle nous a permis de les tenir motivés et intéressés tout au ont de la promenade, et suivre un chemin que nous n’aurions pas pu prendre seuls avec les trois enfants. C’était une vraie plus-value de l’avoir… Elle a un feeling particulier pour les enfants, et nous la recommandons à tous ceux qui veulent tenter l’expérience en famille!
Group of 1
|EUR 361 each|
Group of 2
|EUR 181 each|
Group of 3
|EUR 121 each|
Group of 4
|EUR 91 each|
Group of 5
|EUR 73 each|
Group of 6
|EUR 60 each|
Group of 7
|EUR 52 each|
Group of 8
|EUR 46 each|
Want a different number of travellers?
- Guiding fee
The mentioned prices here include my guiding fee. This doesn't cover the cost of the hut and the food, for you and me. You'll be paying the hut on the spot. Halfboard price is around 40€ for adults and 29€ for kids. The lunch pack is +/- 10€ per person.