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What's new in Vars

summer 2023

Vars is diversifying with a new range of fun, educational and sporting activities. Ideal for planning an unforgettable summer vacation with family, friends and loved ones. Discover a full-scale activity area!

Mayt at the top

New chairlift

This summer, the new télésiège de la Mayt, inaugurated early last winter, will enable you to enjoy the hiking and mountain biking area in addition to the Chabrières Telemix. At the summit, you’ll be able to choose between a multitude of “nature” experiences of all kinds: set off to discover the beacons with the two new orienteering courses, test out the new blue Crazy Marmotte mountain bike trail, ride the 32 km downhill towards the shores of Lac de Serre-Ponçon or enjoy a family picnic around Lac de Peyrol…. The choice is yours!

This chairlift is accessible uphill only.

Departure from La Mayt

New hikes

Le sentiers des Sagnes

en direction du Lac de Peyrol

Le sentier Faudon

Starting from Lac de Peyrol, down to Sainte-Marie


Themed trails

Learn while you walk? It’s possible thanks to our two new “interpretation” trails developed this summer and accessible to all, starting from the Télémix de Chabrières.

Why opt for the interpretation trail?

You’ll be able to read the landscapes and understand what’s around you thanks to the various panels set up for this purpose.

On the program? discovery of the fauna and flora, introduction to the geology of the terrain on which you’re evolving, history of pastoralism in Vars or even topo on the creation of cultured snow. Learning will be your real ally to better understand your every step.

You’ll set off on an easy stroll to discover the treasures of the Varsinc territory, a veritable showcase of wild and preserved nature.

The trails are accessible from the Chabrières Télémix with an arrival on the snow front.

The trails are accessible from the Télémix de Chabrières with an itinerary towards the Col de Vars.

Fun challenges

Orientation course

This summer, challenge your sense of direction with the4 new trails in addition to the three existing ones in the Val d’Escreins. With map and compass in hand, discover a discipline that’s fun, sporty and open to all. From strolls to races, young and old alike will discover the countryside in search of markers to be punched with pliers. The secret to good orienteering? Observation and patience with a healthy dose of fun!

Get into the shoes of Sherlock Holmes, analyze, observe and pinch your markers. No precipitation, take the time to read the map carefully so you don’t lose your bearings!


Vars Bike Park

New tracks

This year, beginner and experienced mountain bikers alike will be able to explore a vast playground offering 160 km of routes and trails of all kinds!

La piste verte du caribou

distance: 4 km – D + : 370 m

The Rainbow line (DH)

distance: 9.218 km – D + : 319 m

The Crazy Marmotte blue run

has its route lengthened!

6 free VTTAE charging stations

Always more

Val d’Escreins activities

For unforgettable “nature” experiences!

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