TOP 5 BEST FRENCH TOBOGGAN RUNS

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Are you going on a winter sports holiday and want to make the most of all the activities around you?  You’re spoiled for choice, but the question is, where? Where to go and what type of space is best suited to your requirements! 

To help you, Pauline, who comes from the Alps and is passionate about Skiing / Sledging, offers her TOP 5 French toboggan runs.

PS : You won’t find any lack of objectivity in her ranking… ;)

Enjoy !

1. The first in Haute-Savoie (and by far my favourite), Megève!

“La luge” toboggan run in Megève, Haute-Savoie

This winter, head for the toboggan run in the Princesse sector. If you’ve come to stay in this charming Haut-Savoyard village, don't miss it! 3 km of run, from the top of Mont d’Arbois, at the foot of the Princesse ski pist, discover the joy of sledging through the heart of the forest!

Open from 11.00am to 4.00pm. Closed Tuesdays and Thursdays outside school holidays.

Sledge rental available on site, only their own sledges are allowed.

Allow 18 euros for sledge hire + ski pass.

From 10 years old

top 5 toboggan runs in France Megeve

If you’re going on holiday to Haute-Savoie, we’ve put together a small selection of toboggan runs! 

TOP 5 toboggan runs: Villard de Lans

2. In Isère, in the Vercors massif: Villard de Lans and its Toboggan & Ski Park!

The Colline des Bains, Villard de Lans

In the ski and toboggan park, all styles of sledging are allowed! From beginners to thrill-seekers, all sledgers will love the place. The ideal day out for large families, who will find something to please everyone here.

1hr €9.50€ per adult, €7.50 €per child

6 slopes for all levels

From 2 years old

If you’re going on holiday in Isère, we’ve put together a small selection of toboggan runs to delight the whole family! 

3. The Pyrenees and the Font Romeu Pyrénées 2000 resort!

In Font Romeu, sledging fans of all ages are sure to be delighted. 3 safe toboggan runs are reserved for children, including a baby toboggan run for 0-6-year-olds. But the pleasure of winter sports doesn't stop there: when the slopes close every evening, a Snake Gliss toboggan descent, led by an ESF instructor, is organised.

Children's toboggan run free access

3 toboggan runs

Snake Gliss descent from €12.50 €

Baby aged 0-6

TOP 5 toboggan runs: Pyrenees

If you’re going on holiday to the Pyrenees, we’ve put together a small selection of toboggan runs to delight the whole family! 

THE EXTRA BONUS

Halfway through my ranking, I'll give you my secret for an unforgettable evening! ~~You can arrange to go snowshoeing and eat in a mountain restaurant. After your meal, the toboggan descent is even more enjoyable ~Many mountain restaurants organise this type of outing. For more information, contact the resorts’ tourist offices.

~Please note that access to all these runs depends of course on the snow conditions. 

TOP 5 toboggan runs val thorens

4. Savoie, and the Cosmojet in Val Thorens

Be advised: here, you’re on the longest toboggan run in France! 6 km of descent, on a natural valley, accessible from 5 years old. The start alone is worth the trip, as you start at the foot of the Péclet Glacier, at an altitude of 3000 metres. The descent lasts 45 minutes, on varying slopes and turns.

€16.50 €per descent (sledge and helmet included)

Free for children 5 to 10 years old if under 1m25 on the sledge of an adult

€24.50 €for an evening descent

If you’re going on holiday to Savoie, we’ve put together a small selection of toboggan runs to delight the whole family! 

5. The resort of Gérardmer in the Vosges

An iconic resort in the Vosges, Gérardmer of course has its own toboggan runs! It has a toboggan stadium with 2 tracks. The slopes are safe and their level of difficulty varies. Everyone can sledge at their own pace however they wish.

- Free access

- From 2 years old-

No ski lift

TOP 5 toboggan runs: vosges

If you’re going on holiday in the Vosges and Alsace, we’ve put together a small selection to delight the whole family! 

toboggan equipment and safety

NEED A LITTLE SAFETY AND EQUIPMENT REMINDER! 

It's very simple: take your ski equipment and good après-ski snow boots, and you’re fully kitted out!

Your hands do a lot of work when sledging to brake and steer, and they’re quite close to the snow, so go for a good pair of waterproof ski gloves / mittens.

We can never say it too many times, but for you, as well as for your children, a helmet is essential for all winter sports (skiing, snowboarding, sledging etc).

A ski mask, to protect your eyes from UV rays and ensure good vision even when you pick up speed.

And of course, it’s important to respect the following safety rules:

Do not set off down the track while another sledge is heading down in front of you to avoid any risk of collision.

Go back up the sides of the track so as not to get in the way of other sledgers.

You must not toboggan on ski slopes and on mountain roads, even if they’re snow-covered. 

So, have you made your choice?

SO WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR THIS WINTER?

TOP 5 best toboggan runs for the whole family!

PAULINE CHANINET

Communication team, passionate about sledging and skiing