Rafting, Canoeing and Canyoning

Two companies, River Runners and Mountain River High offer a range of activities on the river Isere located in the valley near Bourg St Maurice.


Activities on offer include rafting, canoeing, canyoning and even paragliding. Typical prices range from 32€ for a scenic river cruise right up to 375€ for a 5 day trip.

Please visit www.coureurs-rivieres.com and www.mountainriverhigh.fr for further details, prices and booking information.

      Mountain Biking


Sainte Foy is at the centre of some of the larger resorts in the Tarentaise and therefore provides wonderful mountain biking territory. Most of the walking tracks double as mountain bike tracks during the summer months. There are some exhilarating freeride descents where routes of more than 1000 vertical metres take in everything from goat tracks to shady forest paths.

Mountain bikes can be hired in the resort and local guides are available if required.

In Sainte Foy you ascend the mountain under your own steam, but if you fancy a break from the uphill, nearby Les Arcs runs many of its skilifts for hikers and bikers in the summer, and is renowned for having hundreds of kilometres of marked bike pistes. From easy greens to world class competition descents, there is something to suit all levels of ability.


     Activities for children


Les P'tits Santaferains' organises free daily summer activities in the resort for children. These include nature walks, cycling, badminton, table-tennis, acrobatics, canoeing, orienteering and climbing. Further details are available from the tourist office.

If you have a car in Sainte Foy, within a short drive you will find fun 'parcours aventure' areas where zip wires, ropes and climbing have been constructed in the trees. Also located in the valley near Aime, is a swimming lake with a small beach and childrens' playpark.