Discover a maximum of activities in the great outdoors during a week in Méribel
March 07, 2023
With the arrival of March, the spring sunshine is back. The milder daytime temperatures allow you to make the most of the invigorating and refreshing mountain air.
This is the right time to venture out in search of the most beautiful views and to explore the Altiport forest. So pack your bags and head to Méribel for a week of 100% nature.
If you like to vary the pleasures and sensations, we have created this tailor-made one-week programme with some great outdoor activities.
4 reasons to try new outdoor activies in Méribel
1With its breath-taking panoramas, protected nature reserve and forests, the resort offers scenery you will never forget. Feast your eyes and admire the many facets of the mountains as you try new sports activities.
For unforgettable experiencesWhether you come as a couple, with friends or with your children, you will spend memorable moments. Outdoor activities can be synonymous with laughter, joy, unwinding and above all sharing.
To reconnect with your environmentFeel the gentle spring breeze on your face, listen to the song of the trees and feel at one with nature. Take time to hear the call of the mountain and recharge your batteries.
For maximum pleasureThe resort offers a multitude of activities to be enjoyed in an enchanting setting. Whatever your desire, you will find the ideal nature activity to get your adrenaline fix or unwind.
Day 1: snow-shoeing
Towards Mont Vallon
For this first day of your week dedicated to nature activities, head to Mont Vallon with your snowshoes. Mont Vallon is the most famous mountain of Méribel. At an altitude of 2 952 metres, it is one of the highest peaks in the valley and is a real viewpoint over the Gébroulaz glacier. Snowshoes allow you to walk in quite snowy areas while being safe and guaranteeing beautiful views.
For this hike, go to the level of the lake of Tueda. If you are staying in Méribel-Centre, Méribel-Village or in the Allues area, take shuttle bus D and stop at “Le Chatelet”. Walk to the lake of Tueda then follow the snowshoe trail which is marked with purple pictograms.
The itinerary is steep and it takes a good two hours to get to the Mûres Rouges chairlift. Use your pedestrian lift-pass to take this chair and then take the Mont Vallon cable car, where an exceptional panorama awaits you!
Important: we invite you to buy a pedestrian pass at the ski lift ticket offices or online. Please note that you cannot book it at the Mûres Rouges chairlift. You must therefore collect it before the hike.
Day 2: At home on the ranch
Being in harmony with nature also means connecting with the animals. So on this second day, it’s time to take a breather and enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride.
Couples will enjoy the silence of the forest while children will see their most beautiful dream come true. The rides in the snow and in the forests of Méribel will take you to the most beautiful spots of the resort.
For the more sporty, let yourself be tempted by the ski-joering as you are pulled along on your skis by the horses under a beautiful spring sun.
Day 3: discovering the Méribel Nordic area
Between the forest and the lake, the Nordic area of Méribel is as enjoyable for beginners as for experienced skiers.
Top tip: to practice cross-country skiing on the Altiport sector, you need a ski pass. You can get it at the ski lifts’ cash desks or directly on line.
Day 4: Spa break with an hour of yoga
With Mother Nature starting to wake up, spring is the perfect time to take the yoga mats out of the cupboard and set them out on the highest peaks or among the snow-covered trees. Treat yourself to a relaxing interlude in a unique environment and think of only one thing: your well-being.
From 25 March to 7 April, the resort offers you the Zen Altitude fortnight dedicated to well-being and reconnection with nature. Every day, discover workshops linked to nature such as yoga sessions on the heights of Méribel or massages in the sun.
Day 5: in search of the heart of Méribel with the Explor Games
The sky is blue and you feel like going for a walk?
Then head to the magical setting of Lake Tueda to take part in the Explor Games. This fun game has been designed to take you on a tour of the Tueda nature reserve.
Whether you are a couple, a family or a group of friends, enjoy this novel experience. In addition to discovering many elements of the Valley, you will traverse snowy landscapes dappled with light and shade.
To play the Explor Games, simply download an application on your smartphone and look for the QR codes hidden around the water.
It takes about an hour and a half to find the heart of Méribel.
Day 6: Adrenalin rush with a Paragliding Flight
This outdoor activity is rich in sensations and memories. You will be able to see the whole valley covered in snow and have the chance to see Mont Blanc, Mont du Borgne and many others.
Useful tip: remember to think ahead and book your paragliding flight in advance.
Day 7: Discover the most beautiful panoramas of the resort
What if you ended your week seeking out the most beautiful views of Méribel? Here are a couple of suggestions from the reception team at Méribel Tourisme, and don’t forget to pick up a walkes map! Also you will need to buy a pedestrian pass to follow these two routes.
Start your day by going up to the Col de la Loze from the Altiport. Start by taking the “Animals” pedestrian path up to the base of the Loze chairlift which you can ride using your pedestrian pass. At the summit of the Col de la Loze, a magnificent panorama over the Courchevel and Méribel valleys awaits you as well as several picnic tables for a gourmet break.
In the afternoon, head for Mont Vallon by taking the Plattières gondola lift and then back down with the Plan des mains chairlift. Then walk along the side of the ski run to the Mont Vallon cable car. At the summit, admire the view of the Gébroulaz glacier and the Aiguille du Fruit.
Top tip: walk along the Campagnol piste on the left-hand side for a hundred metres or so to get a clear view of the Mont du Borgne.
We’re sure you’ll agree that there is no lack of choice of alternative outdoor activities in Méribel. Making the resort the ideal destination in which to recharge your batteries in the open air.
It only remains for you to pack your bags and book accommodation to come and try out all our outdoor activities!
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