With its staggering expanse of mountain views, Méribel is the perfect location for family walks. Out of all the possible routes, we’ve listed details for two walks that a family of any ability can complete with ease. Both walks are suitable for young children but don’t forget to bring a backpack filled with essentials like water and snacks. Also, your accommodation provider should be able to supply you with a walking map that you can use to identify the two walks listed below. |
The first route starts in Méribel and is a gentle, child-friendly endeavour that the whole family can enjoy. Identified as route number 20, rated ‘very easy’ in the area walking maps, you’ll start from Méribel. The route loops around a beautiful vista of alpine forestry, picture book meadows and of course the mountains of the indomitable French Alps.
From Méribel, follow the route that leads towards the Tougnette 1 ski lift where a path will fork just before you reach it. You’ll need to take the left path that leads towards the tennis and horse-riding areas. Then walk past these to carry on towards La Petite Rosière where another forked ultimatum awaits, but don’t fret as it’s another easy left turn to complete the loop. Keep on going until the last and final fork in the path presents itself, and in keeping with tradition turn left until you eventually reach Méribel.
The walk is great in the summer and offers plenty of opportunities for you and your family to stop and admire the surroundings, or pause for a recharge.
The second walk focuses around the sublime Lac du Tueda, a lake flanked by mountains carpeted with coniferous trees. To get there catch a bus or drive your car to Méribel Mottaret. If you’re driving you’ll have to park roughly 10 minutes away from the lake. Once at Lac du Tueda, you can take the route that loops directly around the lake. This is probably the easiest route if you’re taking especially young children as the terrain is entirely flat, plus a lakeside restaurant makes for an excellent stopping point for refreshments.
There are a few other routes that take you up into the trees alongside the lake and back down again. Here you can enjoy an abundance of wildlife and natural beauty with only a little extra effort.
Getting To Méribel
It takes just an hour and a half to fly from London to Geneva, and only another two hours to make it from Geneva to Méribel. Heathrow or Gatwick are both good options with airlines like British Airways and Flybe departing to Geneva regularly. Making the connection to Méribel is easy from Geneva and a prearranged transfer is the best option.
Lukas Johannes is a driver for Shuttle Direct, the number one provider of shared and private airport transfers all over Europe and northern Africa. If you need a transfer from Geneva to Meribel, Lukas and his colleagues can make sure that you get to and from the airport swiftly and safely with your ski luggage and ski equipment.
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