ACTIVITIES CLOSE TO THE ARMANAZ CHALET !
The chalet de l'Armanaz is ideally located to enjoy a wide range of sporting or just entertaining activities. Experience and enjoy pure sensations at the Aravis pass (1486 m high) which separates the village of La Clusaz (in Haute-Savoie) and that of La Giettaz (in Savoie). If you are a keen on cycling tours, you will be happy !
"Les portes du Mont-Blanc" : this large domain which extends over La Giettaz, Combloux, Jaillet, Megève provides 445 km of slopes covered with snow all winter long....
downhill skiing is a sensational pastime for the most experienced. Downhill for miles from the summit of The Torra which peaks at an altitude of 1930 metres. No sound around since this discipline only starts when the ski slopes and other sliding sports close : you’ll only hear the air produced by your speed. (A Fat-Bike is an ATV where the rims and tires have been developed to maximize grip on snow).
- Snowshoeing at night with food and drinks when arriving at the refuge
Visiting a mountain hut at night is a unique experience : you’ll live and feel there "the past of the place", be in complete communion with this preserved nature all around you and as if struck by its beneficial energy. At this moment, you’ll be no more showing off... Exchange and conviviality are true and you’ll really enjoy the pleasure of rediscovering the taste of simple things. This is a pure moment : "Mother Nature" and its powerful strength will overwhelm you and you may be touched and very surprised by its incredible impact !
- Sled dog activity : our favorite one !
A great adventure where you’ll find yourself in total communion with nature, admire the magnificent landscapes and share a very special moment with beautiful huskies trained to perfection.
Not to mention... * The discovery by plane or helicopter of The Mont-Blanc and its surroundings... And for night owls -> dance floors (15 minutes away) in La Clusaz, Praz sur Arly and of course in Megève... but at The Armanaz Chalet too, you’ll enjoy private casino evenings or dancing ones with our DJ (to plan ahead at the time of booking).
We’ll always be available to help you find the activities that’ll suit you.
This is the best way to discover the wildlife and vegetation of the pastures, the wide panorama view of the Aravis and the Mont-Blanc ranges, the life in the mountain with its traditional chalets. 132km of marked footpaths for any levels of ability... plans for walks or for day/half-day hikes. The Tourism Office will give you information and sale books too : "the Hiking and Heritage Guide of La Giettaz", "The Val d’Arly Hiking Map" and "The carto-guide of the mountain route"...
- VELO ou VTT
From La Giettaz and for the whole Val d'Arly : 290 km of marked trails. Le Diamant Vert : area of the Val d'Arly and the Mont-Blanc country where mountain biking is only practiced during the downhill ride. For the climbing the use of the mountain lifts is practiced. Families and experienced sportsmen will find on these circuits varied walks and superb landscapes! Cards for sale at the Tourism Office
- Chairlift for hikers and paragliders
The Torraz chairlift : a contemplative seat lift that carries you to an altitude of 1930 metres to admire the most beautiful scenery of the Val d'Arly. Here : departure paragliding, orientation table, picnic area.
- By Quad
Initiation and hikes with professional supervision for adults and children, sporty or not. For more information, call 06 09 47 47 10 74 or visit www.aravis-services.com
- Summer sled
At Le Jaillet in Megève, open from late June to mid-September. For more information, call 04 50 21 01 50 or visit www.skiamegeve.com
Natural equipped climbing site at Le Rocher des Aravis, 8 kms from La Giettaz.
- Via Ferrata
Photo safari in 4 x4 "The Aravis Balconies" for adults and children for at least 4 people or more. By "Aravis Voyages" : for further information, call 06 09 47 47 10 74 or visit www.aravis-services.com
- Enhanced water area, Swimming
in Flumet (5 minutes from the Chalet)
An 18-hole course in the village of La Cordée : Phone : 04 79 32 91 98.
- And among other activities...
... to enhance your stay at The Armanaz Chalet , you’ll have lots of choices : Horse riding, canyoning, deltaplaning, rafting, hydrospeed, swimming pool, ice rink, adventure park... A visit in altitude to the Alpine farms: Reblochon cheese and Savoyard specialities to be discovered on the spot. Mr Olivier Marin and his wife are breeding sheep and cows in the mountain pastures but also near the chalet de l'Armanaz.