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For the 24-25 season, come to Les Sybelles from 14 December 2024 to 11 April 2025!

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Updated on 23/07/2024 at 5:48

  • Morning 10°C
  • Afternoon 14°C
  • Wind5 km/h W
  • Snow depth120 cm
  • Snow qualitySpring
  • Avalanche risk 2/5 Moderate
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Saint-Sorlin-d'Arves in summer

Discover Saint Sorlin d'Arves in summer.

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Summer in Saint Sorlin d'Arves

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Saint Sorlin d'Arves this summer

Saint-Sorlin d’Arves is a picturesque village situated at an altitude of 1,600 metres in the heart of the Arves Valley. With its friendly, authentic atmosphere, this Savoyard village boasts traditional wooden chalets and breathtaking scenery. In summer, the snow gives way to green, flower-filled meadows and majestic peaks, providing the ideal backdrop to recharge your batteries and enjoy outdoor activities.

The village is also rich in cultural heritage, with its 17th-century baroque church of Saint-Saturnin and its museum of life in the past, which tells the story of the region’s history and traditions.

Welcomed by the Saint-Sorlinois who live here all year round, you’ll find a warm and friendly atmosphere in this family-friendly destination with its exceptional scenery, the centrepiece of which is the superb reflection of the Aiguilles d’Arves on our high-altitude lakes.

Much more than just shopkeepers, these are the local figures you’ll meet every year when you buy your bread, your cheese such as our Beaufort AOP, your charcuterie or hire your sports equipment.

And who could be more endearing than Sorlinette, the village’s adorable mascot, who comes up with new events every week?

For gourmets, Saint-Sorlin d’Arves is also a place where you can sample Savoyard specialities such as Beaufort, the region’s emblematic cheese, and other local delicacies. What’s more, you can visit the maturing cellars of the Vallée des Arves dairy cooperative free of charge!

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activities in Saint-Sorlin d'Arves this summer

Hikes to suit all tastes

Saint-Sorlin d'Arves is a hiker's paradise, with a multitude of trails to suit all abilities. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced hiker, you'll find routes that take you through a variety of landscapes, from shady forests to sunny mountain pastures. Among the most popular hikes is the Col de la Croix de Fer trail, which offers breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks. Families will particularly enjoy the Chapelles trail, an accessible walk full of discoveries.
Pour les amateurs de trail, les montagnes s’offrent à vous avec l’Espace Trail Pays des Aiguilles d’Arves proposant 400 km de sentiers balisés entre vues panoramiques, lacs d’altitude et neiges éternelles.

Mountain biking from Saint-Sorlin d'Arves

For mountain bikers, Saint-Sorlin d'Arves has a number of signposted routes offering breathtaking descents and technical climbs. Downhill mountain bike trails, accessible via the ski lifts, such as the Croix de Fer Bike Park with its 25km of trails, are popular with novices and seasoned riders alike.
Les cyclistes plus tranquilles pourront opter pour les chemins de VTT cross-country, qui traversent des paysages bucoliques et offrent des points de vue spectaculaires sur les montagnes. La location de VTT et les cours proposés par les écoles locales vous permettront de profiter pleinement de cette activité en toute sécurité.

Road cycling: discover our beautiful routes and passes in Saint-Sorlin d'Arves

Road cycling enthusiasts will also be delighted by the many legendary routes and passes that surround Saint-Sorlin d'Arves. The famous Col de la Croix de Fer, often used by the Tour de France, is a major challenge for seasoned cyclists. Other routes, such as the Col du Glandon and the Col du Mollard, offer breathtaking scenery and sporting challenges to match every ambition. The winding, well-maintained roads guarantee an unforgettable cycling experience.

Come and swim in the lakes at Saint-Sorlin d'Arves this summer

Summer in Saint-Sorlin d'Arves is also an opportunity to cool off in the mountain lakes. Lac Guichard, near the Col de la Croix de Fer, is the perfect place for a swim in the heart of nature, surrounded by majestic peaks. The crystal-clear waters of the lake invite you to relax and take a refreshing break after a hike or cycle ride. For fishing enthusiasts, these lakes are also populated by trout and other fish, promising moments of tranquillity and family fun.

The terroir of Saint Sorlin

This summer

Want to discover the terroir of Saint Sorlin d'Arves?

Fancy discovering some local produce? Be it at the market, in the shops, as an aperitif or in one of the many restaurants in the village, let yourself be tempted by a piece of Beaufort des Arves, winner of several gold medals at the Salon International de l’Agriculture, a bit of sausage from the butcher’s shop or some honey or herbal teas produced in the valley.

Artisanal skills and traditions are honoured throughout the summer with events such as the village festival, the sheep festival, the Prés Plans festival, etc. Dances in period costume, old-fashioned cheese-making and other activities typical of our mountains are all on the agenda!
At the foot of the Col de la Croix de Fer and with a 39km² playground in the heart of nature, sport and the environment are also given pride of place.

Throughout the summer, themed weeks are organised around animals, astronomy, outdoor sports, nature and biodiversity… Not forgetting the ascent of the pass during various cyclosportive events.

Getting to Saint Sorlin d'Arves

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How to get to Saint-Sorlin d'Arves

Saint-Sorlin d’Arves is easily accessible by car, train or plane. By car, follow the A43 motorway to Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, then take the D926 towards Saint-Sorlin d’Arves. If you prefer to travel by train, Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne station is served by TGV trains from Paris, Lyon and other major French cities. From there, shuttles and buses will take you to the village. The nearest airports are Lyon-Saint-Exupéry and Geneva, with transfer services available to Saint-Sorlin d’Arves.

Come and discover the charm and authenticity of Saint-Sorlin d’Arves this summer and enjoy an unforgettable mountain holiday, surrounded by stunning scenery and a wide range of activities.