Cross country skiing or Nordic skiing as it can also be called is hugely popular in the Savoy region of France and in particular around Fontaines, Nave. World class cross country ski trails are on the doorstep of Chalet Savoie Faire and all runs are well marked. Not for nothing do the Nordic ski trails around this beautiful area have a worldwide reputation amongst those in the know! The cross country ski trails of Naves are situated on the sunny side of the Beaufortain and offer an amazing 43km of traditional and skating pistes over two plains.There are pistes and trails available for all levels including beginners to this fast growing sport. Ski and boot hire is available in the village of Grands Naves and Nikki and Hugh can help organise all your equipment hire. Indeed Naves is home to the Maison de la Montagne, the areas cross country skiing centre. Here you can not only hire all the necessary equipment but also area access badges.
Knowledgeable, English speaking, local guides can also be booked with prior notice. After a good work out on the cross country trails why not enjoy the benefits of the local thermal springs or ask Nikki to arrange a relaxing massage ensuring that you’re in good shape for the following days exertions! At the end of a day on the Nordic pistes there can be no better way of relaxing than returning to Chalet Savoie Faire and all the warmth, comfort and luxury it offers. Enjoy an aperitif in front of the fire before dining in the stunning vaulted dining room. This former Savoyard barn has been lovingly restored by Hugh into a luxury mountain bed and breakfast.
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