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Saint-Martin-de-Belleville: An ideal Location for Holidays in the Mountains

Entertainment 

on 22 December 2020

Saint-Martin-de-Belleville, a revelatory resort, a pearl of authenticity. A visit to Saint-Martin-de-Belleville can inspire many feelings. To experience them yourself, come and stay in one of the French Alps' best kept secrets. Famous for its unspoilt charm, Saint-Martin-de-Belleville is also a resort of many pleasures with a range of snow activities on offer, from classic sports such as cross-country skiing, to alternative activities with a focus on well-being. Saint-Martin-de-Belleville will reveal all its secrets to help you fully appreciate the mountain holiday you are about to experience.

 

This year, Saint-Martin de Belleville is reinventing itself to offer you a multitude of activities, from the most classic to the most unusual, to share with friends or family!

Guide of activities in Saint-Martin de Belleville

Ski de fond | Saint Martin de Belleville

Nordic Skiing: For Lovers of the Great Outdoors

Take advantage of your stay in Saint-Martin-de-Belleville and discover Nordic skiing, a great way to get away from it all whilst enjoying the sensation of sliding on snow.
On the banks of the river Doron, 28 kilometres of cross-country pistes traverse the Belleville valley between Saint-Martin and Les Menuires. With free access, the pistes, of various levels, are marked and prepared for individual or accompanied practice, always far from the crowds.
Perfect for (re)discovering the natural winter environment, cross-country skiing will give you an incredible sense of freedom.

 

CONTACT : 
E.S.F
Saint-Martin-de-Belleville
Tel : +33 4 79 00 24 78

Balade en raquettes | Saint Martin de Belleville © Adrien Bernata

Snowshoeing: Return to the Source

To truly get back to basics, nothing beats putting on snowshoes to follow the most beautiful trails in the Belleville valley.

Experience the magic as you take a hike in the powder snow far from everyday life.

In Saint-Martin-de-Belleville, no less than eight snowshoe itineraries are on offer - from easy, family-friendly trails, to steeper, more difficult routes. Each of them promises beautiful discoveries along the way such as historical points, stunning landscapes and charming hamlets. Choose the ideal trail to satisfy your desire for a snowy escape.

 

CONTACT : 
E.S.F
Saint-Martin-de-Belleville
Tel : +33 4 79 00 24 78

Village | Saint Martin de Belleville © Vincent Lottenberg

Saint-Martin-de-Belleville: A Beautiful Setting

To arrive in Saint-Martin-de-Belleville is to enter into one of the French Alps' best kept secrets. This picturesque and authentic village is at the centre of life in the Belleville valley, with its narrow streets clustered around the typical bell tower lending it an old world charm. A proud heir to a Savoyard tradition which it has managed to preserve and even enrich, Saint-Martin-de-Belleville's traditional farms have been transformed into comfortable chalets, and its stables into often fine dining or Michelin starred restaurants. Here, luxury aspires to be discreet; more than a destination, it is an invitation to take time out and enjoy the moments that Saint-Martin-de-Belleville offers.

Chien de traineau | Saint Martin de Belleville

The Magic of Dog Sledding

In the silence of the winter landscape, on a track covered by a thick blanket of snow, let yourself be captivated by the unique experience of mushing.

Pulled by a joyful team of dogs, the sled glides smoothly along the Doron trail that links Saint-Martin to Les Menuires and has been used for dog sledding for the past ten years.

In the heart of this pristine landscape, only the voice of the musher can be heard. Savour this magical moment, feel the connection with the dogs and how lucky you are to be living in this moment.

 

CONTACT :
Maison du Tourisme
Saint-Martin-de-Belleville
Tel : +33 4 79 00 20 00

Photograph: St Martin Tourism

Sylvotherapy: Finding Balance Again

In Saint-Martin-de-Belleville, reconnecting with nature is inevitable.

At the crossroads of the elements, take advantage of your stay in the resort by trying out sylvotherapy, a practice derived from yoga and meditation which uses the energy and positive waves of the trees, recognised as symbols of strength and balance.

Like a wellness break, treat yourself to this nourishing experience, meeting the elements, reconnecting with your instincts and above all, savouring the beauty of the natural environment of Saint-Martin-de-Belleville.

 

CONTACT :
Maison du Tourisme
Saint-Martin-de-Belleville
Tel : +33 4 79 00 20 00

And to fill up with even more unusual activities, head for Val Thorens, the neighbouring resort of St-Martin-de-Belleville!

Photograph: Val Thorens Tourism
Activités hors ski | Circuit de glace | Val Thorens Photograph: Val ThorensTourism

Driving on ice: between glide and speed

Looking for new driving sensations? Go to the highest ice circuit in Europe at 2200m altitude!

Sponsored by Alain Prost, the automobile champion whose name it bears, this circuit hosts the first round of the Andros Trophy every year.

760m of icy track are waiting for you to try karting, rally cars or buggy! The circuit offers private lessons, training courses, free driving as well as baptisms with professional drivers.

Thrills guaranteed!

 

CONTACT :
Ice Driving
Val Thorens
Tel : + 33 6 74 78 25 13

Activités hors ski | Paramoteur | Val Thorens Photograph: Val Thorens Tourism

Paramotoring: to fly over the summits

Derived from the classic paraglider, the paramotor is equipped with a propeller engine which ensures a quiet and comfortable flight to admire the landscapes of Val Thorens from the sky.

Valley flight, panoramic flight or acrobatic flight, the pilot adapts to all your desires. During 30 minutes, you will fly over the resort and will be able to discover a panorama going from the Maurienne, Tarentaise and Vanoise massifs to the Mont Blanc and Ecrins massifs.

A unique breathtaking view!

 

CONTACT : 
Fly Me Paramotoring
Val Thorens
Tel : +33 4 79 00 04 92

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