Activities

Sport & culture

summer

winter

Summer activities

Cycling

Our chalet is in the cyclists’ paradise: small circular rides for cyclo-tourists or challenging climbs to the mythical mountain passes, there is something for everyone. Cycling lovers, whatever your objective, come and spend a few days cycling on the routes of the Tour de France.

Trail running

If you are a trail runner, you can discover a multitude of tracks around the chalet. The vertical km is a short distance from us (see more), or one of the local orientation courses (see more).

Hiking

The possibilities right from the front door are numerous, there’s no need to take the car. The Grand Chatelard is right behind the chalet (2143m) or the ridge walk which goes all the way to the Croix de Fer mountain pass.

Via Ferrata / climbing

The chalet is twenty minutes away from the via ferrata and climbing site at Pontamafrey. The topo guide to the new routes is on sale at the chalet.

Hot tub/ sauna

These will relax you after a tiring day of activities with a view of the Aiguilles d’Arves.

Local heritage

For those interested in local history and culture our village has an Eco museum (see the website) and a walking circuit of the many chapels in the vicinity (see more).

The Opinel museum

Since 1890 Opinel has made the manufacture of penknives into an art. St Jean de Maurienne is the home of the large museum (700m2) dedicated to the history of this famous Savoyard knife invented by Joseph Opinel.

Reading

We have a large selection of English and French books for you to borrow and delve into on the balcony or the terrace.

Winter activities

Alpine skiing

Jarrier is near to several ski resorts. The nearest is Les Bottières where the car park is free and next to the lifts (ski map). We are also 10km from La Toussuire which offers 310km of ski runs in the Sybelles ski area. For ski lessons we suggest the service of our partner, the ESI ski school in La Toussuire (more info).

Ski touring

There are numerous possibilities for ski touring around the chalet : Le Grand Chatelard (2143m) info skitour, the Col de Cressua (2065m) or Crêt Massuet (2173m). For other tours easily accessible from Jarrier, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Snow shoeing

Several sign posted paths leave from right near the chalet, pleasure and atmosphere guaranteed.

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