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Valloire - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Savoie

At the foot of the famous col du Galibier, Valloire takes its name from "Golden Valley", which originally dates from the 11th century. The village of about 1,300 inhabitants spreads its multiple charms around 17 hamlets that compose it, stepped between 1400 m and 1800 m.

At Valloire, the mountain is magnificent and gentle ... 135 km of marked trails and 11 mountain bike trails for different levels, allow everyone to be reinvigorated. The common Valloire (1430 m) enjoys the many aspects of mountain landscapes, it begins and around 700 m on the banks of the Bow and rises to over 3500 m the Aiguilles d'Arves. Blue mountain lakes Cerces or Rochilles, majestic forest Telegraph, alpine valleys of Neuvachette and Valloirette, or towering peaks of the Grand Galibier, everyone can choose their own pace and decor ...

Valloire enjoys a dry and sunny summer climate excellent for your health. Resort village that has meet its various balances between a harmonious, life in the country for its permanent residents, and magnificent scenery and enchanting, Valloire offers quality holiday ...

Mountain: the slip ... In winter, 150 km of slopes for all levels can practice all forms of slips, some cross-country ski trails and snowshoe trails and pedestrian await lovers of tranquility and harmony. With 400 snow cannons, skiing is guaranteed from December to late April. Valloire organizes an annual international competition of snow sculpting and ice. Sculptors from around the world meet in the snow and cold during three days and three nights, they give life to huge blocks of snow 4 mx 4 m ... The show is full!

Valloire, welcoming tradition ... A Valloire, the host is part of the village's history. The Col du Galibier, borrowed for ages, has shaped the minds of people who, however, have kept in hand the destiny of their country. In shops, on the slopes or at the turn of a conversation, Valloire always have stories to tell with sincere simplicity. Thus, a particular soul, true inner wealth, emanates from this place.

The Col du Galibier ... The Col du Galibier, made famous by the Tour de France since 1911, is the geographical boundary between the Southern Alps and the Northern Alps. At the foot of the legendary Col du Galibier, Valloire summer boasts a prestigious circle of mountains: the Aiguilles d'Arves so singular, with their majestic Cerces the ibex, the Thabor peaks and nearby national parks Ecrins and Vanoise.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude45.1652920 (N 45° 9’ 55”)
Longitude6.4287330 (E 6° 25’ 43”)
AltitudeFrom 694m to 3504m
Surface area137.48 km²
Population1234 inhabitants
Density8 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureChambéry (104 km, 1h16)
Insee code73306
IntercommunalityCC Maurienne Galibier

Nearest cities & towns

Les Karellis10.7 km (28 min)
Valmeinier10.8 km (16 min)
Saint-Martin-d'Arc17.1 km (28 min)
Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne18.4 km (31 min)
Saint-Martin-de-la-Porte21 km (37 min)
Orelle24 km (36 min)
Saint-Julien-Mont-Denis26 km (38 min)
Montricher-Albanne27 km (42 min)
Villargondran31 km (45 min)
Freney31 km (42 min)
Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne31 km (43 min)
Saint-André32 km (42 min)
Fourneaux33 km (43 min)
Hermillon33 km (43 min)
Saint-Pancrace35 km (48 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Natural sites

Events and festivities


When autumn dresses the mountain...
When autumn dresses the mountain...
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The village Poingt Ravier
The village Poingt Ravier
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Wild Life to the Galibier
Wild Life to the Galibier
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Valloire under the snow all winter
Valloire under the snow all winter
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Sunday 24 september
Min. 6°C - Max. 18°C
Monday 25 september
Min. 4°C - Max. 17°C
Tuesday 26 september
Min. 7°C - Max. 13°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Teatime in the pastures and night in a bivouac
Nature and the great outdoors20 € Albiez-Montrond (6.9 km)
Mountain hiking
Sports sensations9 € Albiez-Montrond (9.1 km)
Hike in the Arvan Valley
Nature and the great outdoors18 € Saint-Jean-d'Arves (14.3 km)
Night-time snowmobile trek
Sports sensations130 € Les Deux Alpes (27 km)
Sporty sensations and well-being
Sports sensations23 € Val Cenis (38 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Valloirette Fitness Trail
Col du Galibier from Valloire
Cycling itineraryAthletic1h40Valloire
Poingt Ravier Eco-Forest Trail
Descent from the Col du Galibier
Mountain bike itineraryEasy1h10Le Monêtier-les-Bains (11.7 km)
Col de la Croix-de-Fer east
Cycling itineraryAthletic4h45Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne (13.7 km)


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