Sports and Entertainment

We are located at the centre of an amphitheatre of magnificent mountains: Mt. Vélan (3734m m), Tête de Barasson (2963 m), Mt. Chenaille (3144 m), Salliaousa (3322 m), Tête de Faudery (3299 m), Grande Moline (2722 m) and Mt. Fallère (3090 m), which are ideal for both summer and winter sports.

Summer

Trekking
Many trekking itineraries can be enjoyed, departing directly from the campsite or from nearby sites just a short drive away. From simple walks to more demanding itineraries and high mountain tours for more expert mountaineers. Additionally, you can make an outing along the historical Via Francigena.

Nordic Walking
Basic and advanced courses are available for this great sport in Etroubles, on pre-set dates or on request. You may participate in post-course excursions, organised by the instructors.

Life Intinerary
The exercise itinerary goes through a fresh pine stand just 100 m from the campsite.

Mountain Biking
The same itineraries suitable for trekking can also be used for mountain biking.

Tennis
There are tennis courts in Etroubles, 200 m from the campsite.

Fishing
The fish reservation along the Artanavaz creek is about 2 km from the campsite.

Soccer and five-a-side fooball
There is a five-a-side football field in Etrobules, just 200 m from the campsite. The closest soccer field, on the other hand, is located in Saint Oyen (about 2 Km).

Swimming
The nearest covered swimming pool is in Gignod (about 7 Km from the campsite). It was renovated in December 2008 and in addition to swimming in the new 25 m pool, children can have fun in their own dedicated pool and you can relax with a hydromassage, Turkish bath, chromotherapy and massages.

Golf
There is a 9-hole course at the Aosta Arsanières Golf Club in Gignod (about 7 Km).

Rock Gym
Between the Gran St. Bernard Valley and the Valpelline, there is a brand new gym for climbing, which is also open in the winter, and a natural rock gym.

Rafting e Cayoning
The points of departure for an exciting descent, rafting on the Dora River, are within easy reach. For the more audacious, canyoning is truly an unforgettable experience. The convenient position of the campsite allows you to make the excursion in one day.

Winter

Cross Country
The cross country skiing itinerary passes just 100 metres from the campsite and winds through the pine stand until it reaches the Foyer de Fond, about 2 Km away. The entire itinerary, which is about 18 Km long, offers various possibilities and different levels of difficulty. Contact with nature is assured.

Ski lift installation in Crevacol
The panoramic Crevacol ski slopes are just 6 Km from the campsite. These slopes are in a fine sunny position and are suitable for beginners, experts and even for those who are only trying to get a tan.

SnowPark
There is an extremely enjoyable playground on the snow, suitable for adults and children alike. There are descents with rubber rafts and snow bikes, itineraries for skis, snowboarding and sleds, and for the small fry there is a giant blow-up slide.

Rackets
There are many itineraries marked off for excursions with snow rackets, immersed in the silence of nature. If you want, you can participate in the many daytime or night time excursions organised by the nature guides.

Alpine skiing
There are many opportunities for skiing excursions. The great number and variety of the itineraries, with climbs varying between 800 and 1500 m, offer the possibility to make the most suitable excursion for your own personal temperament, from December to May. For lovers of “off slope” skiing, there is an itinerary with a difference in altitude of over 1300 m, which arrives at the point of departure, not far from the campsite, starting from the arrival station of the ski lift on the Swiss slope (which can be reached by coach from Etroubles).

Swimming
The nearest covered swimming pool is in Gignod (about 7 Km from the campsite). It was renovated in December 2008 and in addition to swimming in the new 25 m pool, children can have fun in their own dedicated pool and you can relax with a hydromassage, Turkish bath, chromotherapy and massages.