9 days in Val Thorens, Courchevel & Megeve Itinerary

9 days in Val Thorens, Courchevel & Megeve Itinerary

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Val Thorens
— 3 nights
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Courchevel
— 1 night
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Megeve
— 2 nights
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Val Thorens

Val Thorens, located in the Tarentaise Valley, Savoie, French Alps, is the highest ski resort in Europe, at 2300 m altitude. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Evolution 2 Val Thorens and Mini Clubs ESF. Visiting 6km Toboggan Run Val Thorens and Sensations Vanoise will get you outdoors. Step out of Val Thorens with an excursion to Eglise de Saint Pierre in Moutiers--about 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: hike along Promenade le Lac du Lou, fly down the slopes at Ski Cool, stroll through La Grave, and get outside with La Tyrolienne.

For traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our Val Thorens trip builder website.

London, UK to Val Thorens is an approximately 12-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from London to Val Thorens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Val Thorens when traveling from London in January, with lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Courchevel.

Things to do in Val Thorens

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Courchevel

Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): get outside with Lac de la Rosiere, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Tania Ski Area, stroll through Raquett'Evasion, then fly down the slopes at Mission Black Forest, and finally fly down the slopes at Elements Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Atelier Du Vent, then hit the slopes at RTM Snowboarding, then get outside with Courchevel Aventure, and finally head outdoors with Azimut Rando.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Courchevel trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Val Thorens to Courchevel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. January in Courchevel sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Megeve.

Things to do in Courchevel

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Spas

Side Trip

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Megeve

Megève is a commune in the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France with a population of over 4,000 residents. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Gervais Saint Protais, examine the collection at Musee d'Art Sacre de Saint Nicolas de Veroce, steep yourself in history at Le Chemin du Calvaire, fly down the slopes at Skiprosmegeve, then glide through natural beauty at Piccard Sports, and finally head outdoors with Les Volatiles. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Les Carroz, Station de Ski, then hit the slopes at ESI Grand Massif, then stroll through Speed Dragoz, and finally get outside with Parapente Planete.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Megeve online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Courchevel to Megeve by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. January in Megeve sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Megeve

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Architectural Buildings · Ski Areas
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is a region of France created by the territorial reform of French Regions in 2014; it resulted from the merger of Auvergne and Rhône-Alpes. The new region came into effect on 1 January 2016, after the regional elections in December 2015.The region covers an area of more than 69711km2, making it the third largest in metropolitan France, with a population of 7,695,264, second only to Île-de-France.ToponymyThe text of the territorial reform law gives interim names for most of the merged regions, combining the names of their constituent regions separated by hyphens. Permanent names would be proposed by the new regional councils and confirmed by the Conseil d'État by 1 October 2016.The interim name of the new administrative region was a hyphenated placename, composed of the historic region of Auvergne, the river Rhône, and the French Alps. The same name has been chosen as the definitive name, which was officialized by the Conseil d'État on 28 September 2016.GeographyThe region borders Occitanie and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur to the south, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté to the north, Nouvelle-Aquitaine to the west, Switzerland (Cantons of Geneva, Valais and Vaud) and Italy (Aosta Valley and Piedmont) to the northeast and east.

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