Mountain biking:

For MTB (VTT) the area has a superb variety of tracks and trails for riders of all abilities from sign posted resort tracks and the well maintained "Avalanche" DownHill track at Arc1600 to an extensive network of technical singletrack trails.

Our own riding experience has given us an extensive knowledge of the trails of Les Arcs, La Plagne and the surrounding valleys. Advice on trails, including GPS information, is available.

The lift system is open during July and August giving access for bikes to Les Arcs and La Plagne. Getting from the hostel to the lifts is simple with a variety of routes to choose from. Trails back from both of the resorts pass through Nancroix and it is easy to end the day at the front door (even if you've been to the bar).

Out of season it is possible to hire an uplift:

There are also many other rides to do if you are prepared to do a bit of pedalling.


Being on the border of the Vanoise National Park, and on the path of the GR5 (Geneva to the Mediterranean), the hostel has superb access to the pathways linking the resorts of the Massif.

There is also the possibility of climbing Mont Pourri (3779 m.)

Via Ferrata:

Les Bettières is a very short distance up the valley and offers easy access to a 3 stage route. Other routes are to be found at Val d'Isère, Pralognan, Maurienne and the Roc du Vent at Lac Roselend.

Go-Ape (Parcors d'aventure):

3 swinging through the trees areas are very close to the hostel and are a good for a break and a laugh. The closest is at Les Lanches (10 minutes walk).

White water rafting:

Superb rafting and kayak slalom on the Isére river between Bourg-St-Maurice and Moûtiers.
Access to the river at Landry is 10 minutes drive from the hostel where there is a superb centre for all rafting type activities: Centre H2o rafting Alpes plus the renowned kayaking course and practice area at Bourg-St-Maurice.


you are here:

Full winter season: £1350
Long stay deals

Winter:      £21.50/€26.50 per night
Summer:   £15.50/€19.50 per night

Les Arcs/Paradiski
Riders Hostel