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Things to do in La Plagne: our top 10 picks

Skiing and snowboarding are the main activities that attract guests to chalets in La Plagne during winter. In the summer, hiking, biking and climbing are amongst the most popular. But when you stay at an OVO Network property, there is so much more to see and do!

Read on to discover our 10 favourite things to do in La Plagne…

1. Try an Olympic bobsleigh track

The bobsled run is one of the most famous in the world. Come and test the sleds of the pros! Photo credit: Elina Sirparanta

You’ve seen it on the television, now you can give it a try! Bobsleigh is a longstanding tradition in La Plagne, which hosted the event in the 1992 Winter Olympics. When training is over at the end of the day, the track is opened to the public. If you’ve got children with you, the more family-friendly bob raft is a great option; if you’re going solo, try the bob racing or speed luge. Lying on your back, feet first, you can see just where you’re heading! Whatever you choose, make sure you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

2. Go sledding with dogs

Sit back and enjoy the ride on the slopes of the Dou du Praz in La Plagne. After a full briefing, set off with your own team of two or three dogs – Samoyeds, Malamutes, Huskies or Greenlands. Families can just climb into a sled and enjoy the ride with their own musher. It’s a great way to enjoy the fabulous views!

3. Zipwire adventure

Head to Belle Plagne for a thrilling descent, zigzagging through the trees on three giant zipwires. The Cascade will take you on a thrilling ride, following a stream for 400m. Alternatively, the Super Tyro will take you from Plagne Aime 200 right into the centre of Plagne. And don’t worry – your skis will follow behind you in the shuttle.

Feeling the need for speed? Head over to Belle Plagne to try out this zip line at an altitude of 2050 metres. Image credit: Pierre Augier

4. Go paragliding

Get a totally different perspective of the mountains from a paraglider! There’s a choice of three packages to suit your level. The Vision flight is a great place to start flying over La Plagne centre with some great views. The Horizons flight will take you over forests and alpine pastures, as well as the Olympic bobsleigh track. You’ll soar over the valley on a Condor flight, using the wind and weather to prolong your adventure. With a price range from €80 to €140, this activity is great for anyone aged between six and 99!

5. A day by the lake

Whether you just want to relax by the water, take a gentle stroll or go canoeing, there’s plenty of choice at the Versant d’Aime leisure park. With free swimming in the summer, a lakeside trail, rafting on the Isere river and a restaurant, there’s something for everyone!

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6. Great skiing and boarding

Of course, a visit to La Plagne wouldn’t be complete without checking out their fantastic ski facilities. La Plagne and neighbouring Les Arcs make up the extensive Paradiski area, linked by the speedy Vanoise Express gondola. The resort has 225km of its own pistes, most of which are wide and gentle. The rest of the Paradiski area is also great for intermediate skiers, although there are plenty of red and black runs, as well as steep, off-piste descents for pros!

With a fast and efficient lift system, comparable to those in larger resorts, you can quickly access a large ski area without too much queuing. Photo credits: Elena Sirparanta

7. Get on your bike

There’s plenty to interest bikers of all ages and experience levels in La Plagne, where the first mountain bikes were introduced in the 1980s. The Colorado bike park (open in July and August) has green, blue, red and black runs for downhill enthusiasts, as well as bike washing stations. There are bike rental shops in each of the La Plagne villages.

8. White water sports

If you don’t mind getting wet, there’s so much to do on the Isere river, close to La Plagne. White water rafting, hydrospeed, canoeing and paddle boarding are just some of the adventures waiting for you. Visit the Evolution2 website to find out more!

Take advantage of the thrills and spills with rafting and kayaking on the Isere river. Photo credit: Olivier Allamand

9. Via ferrata

This Alpine adventure is a great day out for the family – it combines hiking and climbing on a trail cut into the rock face. You’ll wear a helmet and be clipped to the trail at all times to ensure your safety, but you’ll still need a head for heights! There are three via ferrata courses in La Plagne – Les Grosses Pierres, Les Bourtes and Les Bettieres – so choose the one you think will be most suited to your group. Click here to find out more.

Make the most of your holiday in La Plagne no matter your level with the area’s via ferrata courses. Image credit: Pierre Augier

10. Walking

From a gentle lakeside stroll to an exhilarating mountain hike, walking is a great way to explore the area around La Plagne. Tourist offices can advise you on marked routes suitable for your group’s age and experience, and can also arrange mountain guides. Some of the ski lifts stay open throughout the summer so that you can cut out the hard work and just enjoy the walk down.

If you’re visiting La Plagne, there are plenty of activities for every season, making it the perfect destination all year round.  Take a look at our destination page for more information about La Plagne, as well as our selection of properties on offer. 

Don’t forget to follow @ovonetwork on social media, and use the hashtag #ovonetwork to share your favourite activity in La Plagne!

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