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Valloire, Alps Hiking Trails

Code

Ages

Dates

Work Type

Volunteers

Disability Access

Vegetarian Food

Nearest Airport

Lyon (LYS)

15 - 17

05/07/2024 - 19/07/2024

CONCF-6903

Environmental

14

No

Yes

Nearest Bus/Train Station

Project work

Discover the Alps from Valloire this summer! Concordia and the town of Valloire are offering you the chance to participate in an international volunteer workcamp in one of Savoy's most beautiful resorts. Combine business with pleasure by getting involved in a project that highlights the local environment and Savoyard heritage.


You will be working on the creation of a path in an undergrowth area that will give locals and tourists access to Valloire's pump-track: a loop track made up of bumps and banked turns that can be used with a variety of sports equipment, including mountain bikes and BMX bikes.


You don't need any special skills to take part in this project. All you need is a good dose of motivation and a good mood !

Accommodation & food

You will be accommodated in individual tents at the Valloire campsite. There are toilets and showers on site. The municipality will provide a part of the village hall, which is less than 200 metres from the campsite. We will set up a kitchen and a living area for group time, which is also a shelter in case of bad weather. Together, you will help to organise group life (cleaning, activities, etc.) and take it in turns to prepare meals using locally sourced products. As far as possible, we will promote vegetarian meals using local, seasonal products, while ensuring that the diets of all participants are respected and that local gastronomy is discovered.


Wifi access points are available free of charge in certain areas of the resort, as they are at the campsite. There is also a washing machine.

Location & leisure

Situated in the Savoie department, in the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region, the commune of Valloire covers 17 hamlets in the heart of the Tarentaise massif and is located near the Italian border. In the centre of the village, the altitude is 1400 metres. But if you like a bit of height, the Col du Galibier rises to 2642 metres! It's the perfect place to discover some exceptional scenery.


Numerous hikes await you, including the one to Lac de Cerces. In the immediate vicinity, there are a number of lakes where you can take a refreshing swim. And if you're keen on heritage, you can discover the unusual Fort du Télégraphe. When it comes to gastronomy, be sure to (re)discover the Savoyard cheeses produced on site!


The resort offers a wide variety of sports and cultural facilities (swimming pool, cinema, media library, etc.) as well as convenience shops.

Project host

Valloire is a tourist resort in both summer and winter. It is a welcoming resort that regularly organises numerous events to help visitors discover the richness of its territory and Savoyard culture. Throughout the year, locals and tourists come together in a friendly atmosphere that combines access to both leisure activities and traditions. It is with the desire to help you discover this resort in a different way that the commune is organising a third international volunteer work camp, following two very successful editions in 2022 and 2023.


If you are aged between 15 and 17 and would like to take part in this work camp, contact Concordia's international work camp officer in Rhône Alpes (chantiers.rhone-alpes@concordia.fr). Two places are reserved for local young people to encourage exchanges and encounters.

Directions to meeting point

Meet in the centre of Valloire in the late afternoon.


There is a regular shuttle bus service (booking recommended) from Saint-Michel-Valloire station 17 km away (access by train from Lyon Part-Dieu, Chambéry-Challes Les Eaux or Modane).


If you prefer to travel by car, Valloire is one of the few resorts to offer two main routes in summer: via the Col du Télégraphe (Maurienne Valley) and the Col du Galibier (Briançonnais).


Nearby airports: Lyon/St Exupéry (190 km) or Chambéry (100 km).


Train reservations can be made approximately 4 months before departure on the SNCF website, link: https://www.sncf-connect.com/

Interested?

Enquire below and we'll connect you with one of our volunteering team to help you apply or answer any questions. We can help guide you through the process for a hassle free journey to your next project.

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