Les Lacs du Chardonnet et l'Aiguille Percée
Tignes’ Great Ladies
Linger on the lakeshore awhile and look up at the mountain peaks around you… Magnificent, aren’t they? Can you recognise Tignes’ three” Great Ladies”?
You can make out the Grande Motte (3,653 metres), famous for its glacier (and incidentally the resort’s logo) and its neighbour the Grande Casse (3,855 metres) with its ridgeline and much more precipitous walls. And behind you, the Grande Sassière, France’s highest peak, is accessible in the summer with no need for climbing equipment: a hike that will take you 3,747 metres above sea level!
Europe’s highest 18-hole golf course
Michel Faugère Stadium
The common hawker
Protection of the ski area, roads and buildings
The Aiguille Percée
At 2,778 metres above sea level, this spectacular natural arch, Tignes’ most photographed geological curiosity, watches over the Tignes-Champagny Nature Reserve with admirable finesse.
The hike from Tignes Lake to the Aiguille is a great classic, with an orientation table not to be missed out on. A loop trail of around 9 km with a 700-metre elevation gain – a 3½-hour walk. Joining the trail at the Palafour Chairlift arrival cuts 1¼ hours off the time required.
The Olympic Flame
Waymarking to follow : Chardon'Up
To rent e-bike :
04 79 09 19 01
Avenue de Grande Motte Immeuble le Diva
VAL CLARET - Grande Motte (bas)
Jubike Sport 2000
04 79 06 40 23
Les Hauts du Val Claret Place du Curling
04 79 06 37 12
Skimium Duch Sports
04 79 06 30 27
Rue de la Poste Callet Millonex - Chemin de Crouze
Immeuble Le Bec Rouge
Tignes le Lac
- Departure : Tignes le Lac Place centrale – Palafour Chairlift
- Arrival : Tignes le Lac Place centrale – Palafour Chairlift
- Towns crossed : TIGNES
If in doubt, you can take an introductory lesson in how to ride an electric bike with an instructor.
If you see a herd ahead, slow down and go round it. If there is a patou, a guard dog, climb down from your bike and walk, pushing it alongside you. Avoid making any sudden or aggressive gestures towards the dog and move away from the herd slowly and calmly. The dog will only be checking that you do not pose a threat to its herd. Respect the parkland and close gates behind you after you've gone through them.
The mountain is living, please respect it by staying on the paths and tracks.
Train services run as far as Bourg-Saint-Maurice.
Find out more at: www.oui.sncf.com
You can then get a coach to Tignes.
Find out more at www.transavoie.com
Have you also thought about car-sharing? www.mobisavoie.fr
Access and parking
Take the RD 902 and RD87a, towards Tignes.
Parking : Parking du lac 3, Tignes le Lac
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