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Summer holidays in Savoie: what is there to do in Tignes for one day?

Summer holidays in Savoie: what is there to do in Tignes for one day?

Do you live in Haute Tarentaise or are you roaming around for a summer holiday in Savoie? How about enjoying a day in Tignes! 30 minutes from Bourg-Saint-Maurice or 15 minutes from Val d’Isère, treat yourself to a sporty & relaxing day in the cool air, at an altitude of 2100m. Some breathtaking landscapes and family-based or sensational sports activities await you at the end of the Tarentaise valley: it would be a shame to miss out!

A sporty morning

Randonnée VTT sur les pistes balisées du Bike Park de Tignes


8.30am: enjoy a coffee or hot chocolate on the terrace, overlooking Tignes lake and the surrounding mountains, and start getting excited about this day that is off to a good start
9.30am: hike in the Vanoise National Park, mountain biking in the Bike Park of Tignes – Val d’Isère, golf on the highest 18-hole course in Europe... Exert yourself at a high-altitude without worrying about getting too hot! An alternative for the not-so-sporty: discover the Grande Motte glacier from the roof-terrace of the cable car at an altitude of 3000 m. A unique and educational experience to raise awareness about environmental protection.
12.30pm: enjoy a well-deserved picnic, with regional products of course (Beaufort, Persillé de Tignes, charcuterie, or even a crozets pasta salad if you’re really hungry). You’ll enjoy it even more thanks to the view of the surrounding peaks!


A very chilled afternoon

Pédalo et paddle sur le lac bleu de Tignes


2.00pm: a little walk to digest around Tignes lake, along the path (2.5 km). Near the golf course, an obligatory Instagram story of the little cove with the Maldives-like waters
3.00pm: stop at the watersports centre for a pedalo, stand-up paddleboard or canoe/kayak session. Life is good! Looking for thrills? Try out the slides at Acroland to instantly cool down!
4.00pm: beach volley, slackline, boules, Mölkky… the “vamos a la playa” atmosphere continues all afternoon at the Plage des Sports
5.00pm: enjoy a live concert (DJ or local band) from a floating stage moving around the lake between the watersports centre and the fishermen’s chalet (twice a week in summer, see the entertainment programme)
Alternative in the event of a storm in the mountains: take refuge in Le Lagon aquatic centre and do a few lengths before relaxing in a jacuzzi, sauna or steam room in the wellness area.

A "proper” local evening


6pm: make the most of the last rays of sunshine on the terrace while enjoying a local beer and a cheese and charcuterie platter, while dreaming of dropping everything to come and live in Tignes
7.30pm: succumb to the rare pleasure of being able to eat a fondue or raclette in the middle of the summer!


Soirée Barge sur le Lac de Tignes



Has this selection of activities to do in one day in Tignes made you want to prolong the experience? Book your accommodation now for a weekend, a week, or even more: you’ll find plenty of things to do throughout the summer! Hundreds of kilometres of paths to explore, over 200 km of downhill mountain biking, all mountain or e-bike slopes, mountain (climbing, mountaineering, glacier hiking, etc.), or family-based activities (pedalo, archery, mini-golf, etc.), sports and festive activities and events in July and August, and of course all the essential shops and services for a great holiday (restaurants, sports shops, cinema, convenience stores, bakeries, etc.). See you soon in Tignes!


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