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Sainte Foy Summer Activities

Sainte Foy Tarantaise is one of France’s smaller resorts and a hidden gem. Part of the Vanoise, France’s oldest National Park, the ‘High Tarentaise’ is an area of outstanding natural beauty. Several of the best ski resorts in the world are found here and in the summer time they are transformed into quiet places where you can experience clean air, sunshine and family activities of all types that don’t involve an iPad, mobile phone or computer!

Get out in the fresh mountain air, and walk on gentle slopes until your heart is content and experience some wonderful Sainte Foy summer activities. See some of the fantastic wildlife, you wont find anywhere else and watch the eagles soar above the national park.

Our luxury chalets are in Sainte Foy, located at the heart of the Isere Valley looking out at some of the most famous mountain ranges in the world. That places you in a beautiful Savoyard village with a deceptively large area which is quiet and exclusive.

On your doorstep, only a few minutes drive away, you can access plenty of other world class locations from the beautiful Annecy Lake to the spa town on Aix Les Bains.

Key Summer Activities

Specialist Retreats

Throughout the summer we hold a number of specialist health, fitness and cookery retreats run by industry professionals in our boutique-hotel Black Diamond Lodge. For more information and to book:

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We love it and know how important it is to many of our clients. We offer guided cycling tours around the Alps, including a visit to Italy if you like. Take the plunge for your first time and see if you like cycling or visit us as a seasoned road bike to tackle the col roads and hills around Sainte Foy.

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Mountain biking in the Alps with Venture Sun

Sainte Foy is becoming famous for its forest trails and challenging hill climbs. Routes of more than 1,000m vertical include single track and forest paths passing through traditional mountain villages with spectacular views of the nearby glaciers. Venture Sun offer daily itineraries from 15km to 40km for all levels of ability and on-site bicycle workshop for repairs and maintenance.

Other Activities

Walking & Trekking

There are over 70km of walking paths in Sainte Foy Tarentaise including a 25km border with Italy. Dozens of stunning family-friendly walks through the forest start right from your chalet door. For the more adventurous there are guided treks either by day or overnight including staying in a manned mountain refuge.

White Water Rafting

The rapids on the Isere river between Aime and Moutiers offer white water fun for all the family. Activities include rafting, wild water swimming, canoeing and canyoning. Contact Mountain River High at Tel: 00 33(6) 14 35 55 67.


Test yourself on the 2002 World Championship slalom course in Bourg St Maurice.

Bird & Wildlife Watching

Come and see the spectacular flora & fauna that resides in the mountains. Exotic and rare creatures like wolves, lynx and wild boar roam the forest whilst marmottes play on the upper slopes.

Alpine Climbing with Venture Sun

Have a fun day out learning how to rock climb with an experienced instructor.

Not enough choice for you?  Well how about Paracorps d’aventure, Tour de France road cycling, Top Rope Climbing, Altitude Lake Diving, Yoga, Golf (Les Arcs & Tignes), Fly Fishing, Parapente, Water-skiing & Wake boarding, Lake/river swimming/beaches, Summer Glacier skiing, explore Cheese making and regional wine tasting.

So, if you have a particular interest in any of the above, or other sports, then drop us a line at and our experienced staff will be only too happy to suggest the best contacts and places, ensuring a summer holiday in the French Alps you’ll never forget.

Venture Sun Service

Venture Sun’s luxury summer holidays offer something for everyone.

Take a look at our selection of Luxury Chalets and Self-Catered Apartments, and bear in mind that because the chalets are all next to one another, it is easy for us to look after large groups across multiple chalets with your party still eating and socialising together in one chalet each evening.

Feel free to browse through our website at your leisure and don’t hesitate to request a quick quote.

Alternatively, use our call back facility and we’ll be delighted to ring you and answer your questions at no cost and no obligation. Email us now on: