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Puy Saint Vincent

The ultimate home for cyclists, hikers, winter sports enthusiasts and mountaineers

ZeroCinq Actif is an initiative of an enthusiastic group of Dutch people in the Southern French Alps. We are settled in this sunny mountain village because of our passion for the mountains and being active in our great backyard. We are happy to share this passion with you!

Are you looking for a nice and comfortable starting point for your holiday? Take a look at Mountainhotel Saint Roch, the luxury group chalet AlpeLune, one of the apartments in Puy Saint Vincent or the quiet mountain campsite Croque Loisirs. In all these locations you will be welcomed with the same enthusiasm for a fantastic outdoor holiday in our area.

 

Why did you come to this website?

  • You have booked your holiday in Puy Saint Vincent and want to get inspiration for your holiday
  • You have not yet found a holiday destination, but you know you want to go to a sunny spot in the mountains where there is a lot to do

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Explore the mountains. Meet friends. Feel at home.

What can you do?

Puy Saint Vincent: the ultimate home for cyclists, trail runners, winter sports enthusiasts and outdoor enthusiasts.

ZeroCinq is an initiative of an enthusiastic group of Dutch people in the Southern French Alps. We are settled in this sunny mountain village because of our passion for the mountains and being active in our great backyard. We are happy to share this passion with you!

Our village is located in the department of Hautes Alpes. It is a very mountainous environment. The lowest point is 750 above sea level and the mountain peak 'Barre des Ecrins' forms the highest point with its more than 4000 meters above sea level. With a surface of ± 5500 km², only about 140,000 people live there. The relief of les Hautes-Alpes explains the low number of inhabitants.

Parc des Ecrins is a mecca for those who love rugged nature, peace and sun, because we can enjoy 300 days of sunshine a year!

Wat kun je bij ons doen? 

WALKING PARADISE ECRINS & QUEYRAS

Exuberant colors in the spring, easily accessible buds in the summer and few people in the autumn.

 

The Ecrins National Park is an ideal mountain area for hiking that requires a preparation for outings.

The winter and spring snow means that the network of maintained paths is gradually open from late spring to early autumn. Access to the highest passes and refuges are sometimes snow-capped until July. Preparation for going hiking then requires special attention to the conditions of practice.

Houses of the Park and Tourism Offices of the Ecrins are the most qualified structures for information on the state of paths and any temporary difficulties (work, landslides, etc.).

Contact details of the Houses of the National Park.

Well preparing and securing your hike

  • Locate your route and check the conditions of access to the paths of the area.
  • Check the level of the route fits with your form.
  • Get some information about the weather before leaving.
  • Take a map sufficiently precise and inform a parent of your road.
  • Be equipped with hiking boots and warm and waterproof clothes.
  • Do not forget to take water, something to eat and sun cream.
  • Book your night in shelters or lodges-hiking.

Difficulty levels

Hike itineraries presented in "Rando Ecrins" were selected according to their interest and their level of difficulty (length and difference in altitude). These are specified in each itinerary’s description file. The search engine also offers a selection by level of difficulty. Duration and difficulties reported in the files are indicative.

  • Very easy: Walks of less than 6 km and less than 2 hours with no particular difficulties ; rather suitable for families with children.
  • Easy : Hikes between 2 and 3 hours with a difference in altitude of about 400 meters. Itineraries fitted for occasional hikers, active families and parents with carried children.
  • Average : One-day itineraries, from 3h to 5h, for hikers accustomed to go hiking in steep terrain with difference in altitude higher than 400 m.
  • Difficult : Hikes to 5h, for experienced walkers and sportspeople over long distances and with important difference in altitude in rugged mountain terrain.

Signage of the paths

National Park paths are punctuated by a directional signage at departures and routes' intersections.
Sites giving access to the core zone of the National Park are marked by entries panels composed of a map, a reminder of the rules and information on heritage.

On the paths, the limits of the core zone are indicated by blue-red-white flags painted on rocks.
Entering the core zone is specified by signage plates recalling regulation.

Useful information and emergencies

  • Ecrins National Park : 04 92 40 20 10
  • Mountain weather : 32 50 - www.meteofrance.com
  • Mountain Rescue (38) : 04 76 22 22 22
  • Mountain Rescue (05) : 04 92 22 22 22
  • European emergency number : 112
  • Samu : 15

Herds protection dogs

Some hikes go through meadows pastured by herds. These are often under the surveillance of sheepdogs or protection dogs defending them against predators, such as the patous. These dogs are not particularly aggressive against humans but, as their role is to defend the herd, they can be "protective." Hikers are therefore advised to continue their way quietly and circumvent the pasturing herds.

Marmots and man

In summer, in meadows and pastures of the Ecrins National Park, marmots can be easily observed for the greatest pleasure of everyone.

Feeding marmots such as pets change their behavior and risks perception, what exposes them a little more to their natural predators (eagles, foxes ...). Offering them fatty food, chocolate bars or other foodstuff goes against their diet based on vegetables.

Finally, there is a real risk to feed a marmot by hand: you may be bitten and the incisors of marmots are extremely effective!

Wildlife observation

The observation of fauna and flora, the discovery of remarkable sites will be especially enriching as they have been prepared. Spotting scopes, binoculars, photographic cameras, sketchbooks or notes are all tools of observation which guarantee the intimacy of the wildlife and the landscape reading. In nature, you are always a guest; welcome to the Ecrins.

Source: Rando National Parc des Ecrins

Cycling

Bike week, altitude training, preparation for an event? Bike the best collen from the Tour!

 

Are you looking for a great place to cycle?

We have selected 12 climbs you absolutely must have done! You can ride some of the most legendary cols of the Tour de France and the Giro d'Italia, but also a few ‘secret insiders’, less known to the general public but very worthwhile!

Bike 12 cols and get the Bucket List Trophy!

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Do you want to know more and download GPS files? You can find them here >>

Get in the mood with the movies of all the cols >>

Do you have a question? Send an e-mail to Jantiene  (social@zerocinq.com).

Waarom Puy Saint Vincent?

Outdoor & Family

Are you crazy about outdoor activities?

From the mountain village of Puy Saint Vincent, surrounded by nature parks the Ecrins and the Queyras and legendary Alpine Cols, organize we have various sports packages. These packages include cycling, hiking, winter sports, trail running, outdoor and mountain biking.

We are settled in this sunny mountain village because of our passion for outdoor sports and for the mountains. We would like to share this passion with you when we receive you in one of our accommodations that are part of ZeroCinq.

We have developed a unique Outdoor Guide for the whole family with more activities than are likely to fit into your holiday. Something for everyone and fun for young and old! This booklet can be downloaded here for free or for only €12.95 online or at the accommodations buy.

Have not all of your questions been answered? Send an e-mail to Jantiene (social@zerocinq.com).

Why Puy Saint Vincent?

Sports climbing

in one of the many climbing areas

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Via Ferrata

You can find nice routes already on walking track.

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Mountaineering

in the National Parc des Ecrins

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Parapents

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Winter sports

Winter sports on- and off piste!

Puy Saint Vincent is an ideal ski area for families. With a wide range of different colors of pistes, beginners, as well as advanced skiers, can do just fine. Puy Saint Vincent is located in the middle of the Pays des Ecrins, on the edge of the national park Les Ecrins. This means an overwhelming nature in a relatively quiet environment. The ski resort Puy Saint Vincent is known among connoisseurs for its snow guarantee. So a lot of snow and also a lot of sun because of the southern location characterize this area.

During this winter sports holiday, let yourself be surprised by the various other possibilities to enjoy the snow. How about cross-country skiing, sledging, snow racking or ski touring? Both on cross-country skiing and snow rackets you can walk from our Hotel St Roch to two peaks of more than 2000 meters: Les Têtes and Tête d'Oreac. Here you have a 360 ° view of the Ecrin massif, across the Durance valley and the Fournel frozen waterfalls.

Want to know more about winter sports in Puy Saint Vincent? Send an e-mail to Jantiene  (social@zerocinq.com).

Why Puy Saint Vincent?

Ski station Puy Saint Vincent

Why everyone says afterwards: Hey, this ski area really had a lot more than I thought in advance!

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The Galaxy-skipas

A day in Serre Chevalier near Briancon or skiing in Montegenèvre / Sestrière in Italy?

With a Galaxie-pass you could ski unlimited in the ski station of Puy St Vincent and go once to all of the now mentioned ski stations: Serre-Chevalier/Briançon, Montgenèvre, Sestrières/la Voie Lactée, Les 2 Alpes, l’Alpe d’Huez, La Grave and Station de Pelvoux.

Make a reservation for your ski passes now >>

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  • Km of piste: 270 km
  • Distance from hotel: 19 km

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  • Km of piste: 400 km
  • Distance from hotel: 32 km

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  • Distance from hotel: 9 km

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Winter sports with children

Ski lessons and childcare and such, but what a cozy ski area if you are with children!

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Puy Saint Vincent is an ideal ski area for families. With a wide range of different colors of pistes, beginners, as well as advanced skiers, can do just fine. The only downside for Dutch families is the fact that there are no (yet) Dutch ski classes. Puy Saint Vincent is located in the middle of the Pays des Ecrins, on the edge of the national park Les Ecrins. This means an overwhelming nature in a relatively quiet environment.

A trip with sled dogs

Other activities in the snow

Ski touring, Off-piste with a guide, Cross-country skiing, Snowshoe hiking, Sled dogs, winter sports is getting more fun!

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During this winter sports holiday, let yourself be surprised by the various other possibilities to enjoy the snow. How about cross-country skiing, sledging, snow racking or ski touring?

Both on cross-country skiing and snow rackets you can walk from our Hotel St Roch to two peaks of more than 2000 meters: Les Têtes and Tête d'Oreac. Here you have a 360° view of the Ecrin massif, across the Durance valley and the Fournel frozen waterfalls.

For beginner of tour skiers we have set up a fully catered program. This program is especially for the active skier who wants to taste the possibilities of off-piste, skiing in places where not everyone just comes.

Mountainbiking

Puy Saint Vincent for all mountain bikers!

From the mountain village of Puy Saint Vincent, surrounded by nature parks the Ecrins and the Queyras and legendary Alpine Cols, organize we have various sports packages. We are settled in this sunny mountain village because of our passion for outdoor sports and mountain biking in the mountains. We would like to share this passion with you when we receive you in one of our accommodations that are part of ZeroCinq.

You have to be well trained to be able to cycle all 'single tracks' here. You go over GRs, to cols and altitudes above 2000 meters. You do not get the views as a gift, but the long climbs along an incredibly beautiful setting are always rewarded with very cool descents.

There are also plenty of options for the less experienced mountain biker. The rolling routes that run down the river along the rivers form beautiful training grounds.

The chair lift is available for mountain bikers and is open from July 9 to September 1 to use the gift Downhill Bike Park Puy Saint Vincent. Take advantage of the Galaxie package and enjoy the following resorts near Puy Saint Vincent during your holiday: Serre Chevalier, Montgenèvre, Les 2 Alpes, Alpe d'Huez.

Children can get fixed mountain bike experience in one of the two bike parcs. Just like cycling, we have enough knowledge of the routes and the equipment in-house to help you on your way for a spectacular ride.

Would you like to know more about mountain biking in our backyard? Send an e-mail to Jantiene  (social@zerocinq.com).

Why Puy Saint Vincent?

Downhill Routes Puy St Vincent

Ski lift open from 2nd week July to 3rd week of August

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Trail running

Trailrunning in Puy Saint Vincent!

From the mountain village of Puy Saint Vincent, surrounded by nature parks the Ecrins and the Queyras and legendary Alpine Cols, organize we have various sports packages. We are settled in this sunny mountain village because of our passion for outdoor sports in the mountains.

In every season of the year you will find our trail running through the numerous singletracks around Puy Saint Vincent. You can move from one valley to another with very different views and nature. The two tops Les Têtes and Tete d'Oreac with amazing 360 degree views you certainly do not want to miss.

Do you like to know more about trail running in our backyard? Send an e-mail to Jantiene  (social@zerocinq.com).

Why Puy Saint Vincent?

Place to stay

Mountainhotel Saint Roch***

  • Family hotel
  • Cozy living room
  • 19 comfortable rooms with private bathroom
  • Wellness: sauna and jacuzzi
  • Bicycle facilities
  • Terrace on the slopes
  • Sports bar
Catered Luxe Chalet AlpeLune****

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  • Ideal for groups
  • Cozy living room with fireplace
  • Serveral sitting areas
  • Wellness: sauna, jacuzzi and terrace
  • 12 -23 people
  • 6 + 3 luxury rooms
Campsite Croque Loisirs***

  • Charming campsite
  • Panoramic view
  • 60 sites
  • Yurt rental
  • Open from 1 June to 15 September
  • June & September: rest
  • July & August: families
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  • Up to 6 people
  • 300 meters from the ski slope
  • Evt. meals
  • Evt. sauna & jacuzzi
  • 52 weeks per year

About us

Anyone who ever climbs into the mountains certainly recognizes the feeling of equality between people, of togetherness, of the beauty of nature and of the joy of a delicious meal. From the pure and the almost simple luck you will be surprised when you look back on a beautiful adventure while you gaze in the flames of a fire or stare before you to the peaks in the distance ...

That is what we hope you will experience when you are a guest with us.

What we offer

We offer sporting programs at our locations: Mountainhotel Saint RochChalet AlpeLuneCamping Croque Loisirs en de 3 appartementen. The four different accommodations are located in a triangle in the Parc des Ecrins in Puy Saint Vincent, a 10-minute walk from each other. Of course they are all run with the same enthusiasm. For whatever stay you choose, we do everything to make you feel at home in the French Alps!

Why do we live here?

Simply live and live here for: A beautiful life! A beautiful life for our guests, for the people we work with, for ourselves and for the future. We have summarized all this in the five words: Together, Sport, Nature, Mountains and of course Relaxation.

Social Media

Do we have your attention? If you like what we do, you can find a lot more about us in social media.

Do you have a question?

Would you like to know more about Puy Saint Vincent, what you can do or the accommodations? Send an e-mail to Jantiene, she will gladly give you a quick answer.

Webshop

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ZEROCINQ ROADBOOK | ENGLISH €12.95

We have selected 12 climbs you absolutely must have done! You can ride some of the most legendary cols of the Tour de France and the Giro d'Italia, but also a few ‘secret insiders’, less known to the general public but very worthwhile! Bike 12 cols and get the Bucket List Trophy! Find more information on www.bucketlist-challenge.com

ZEROCINQ IGN KAART PUY SAINT VINCENT €20

For everything you are going to do in our environment it is useful to use our IGN card. We have made this card ourselves, in which Puy Saint Vincent is positioned centrally on the map and through which you can walk a lot with one card (instead of four different IGN maps of the area). Very handy!

DELIVERY & PERSONAL DATA
We will send you the invoice for your order within 2 working days. Once this has been paid, your order will be sent as soon as possible.

Camp site Croque Loisirs / Mountainhotel Saint Roch or Chalet AlpeLune

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