Leisure at Lake Carouge in the Alps - swimming, fishing, rafting, canyoning, via ferrata in Savoie
The suggested activities at Camping Lac de Carouge in Savoie ***
Camping Lac de Carouge is a true family campsite where children and adults wil always find something to do. The campsite is part of the Leisure Center of Saint Pierre d'Albigny in Savoie and is located between Chambéry and Albertville. The site directly borders Lac de Carouge and the mountain environment of the French Alps (the campsite is at the foot of the Arclusaz and the Bauges massif) offers many possibilities for excursions and activities. Great hikes in the Bauges Regional Nature Park are also possible. We organize various activities for guests, but of course you can also go alone. Do not hesitate to ask us for information during your stay, we will always be happy to answer you.
Playground for children:
There is a small playground in the campsite with a swing, a slide and sprung games. There is also a sports field with volleyball and basketball ground and mini football cages. Around the campsite, you will also find many other sports to practice (Golf, tennis ...).
The Lac de Carouge:
The campsite borders Lac de Carouge, a small and relatively unknown lake in Savoie. Here you will not be overwhelmed by tourists, but you will be among the locals. You will find a beautiful beach monitored during the season. A small bathing area for the little ones is organized in front of the first aid station so that everyone can enjoy swimming safely. The water is so clear and clean that you can see the little fishes approaching your feet (the lake is labeled "blue flag" since 2018). The lake has a pleasant temperature of 16 ° to 20 ° C. The flooded part is very flat which is ideal for children.
You can of course fish in the lake. You will be able to buy the permit in the village or on the internet by clicking on this link. The carouge lake offers a nice variety of fish for the fishermen.
Around Lac de Carouge, you can take a nice walk on the banks. You can also rent pedal boats, small boats or paddles on the lake for a ride on the water.
The municipal swimming pool:
During the high season, the campsite's guests have free access to the municipal swimming pool of Montmélian, located about 12 km from the campsite (10 minutes). In this outdoor pool, the water has a wonderful temperature of about 25 ° C. There are 3 pools, including a 50-meter Olympic pool and a children's pool and a paddling pool for the little ones. There is also a beautiful toboggan and a beautiful lawn for sunbathing and enjoying the beautiful weather of summer.
The most funny activity in our area is canyoning. You wander along the water in beautiful gorges by practicing slips, jumps and walking, abseil down beautiful waterfalls, swim, slide and jump. From May to September, the campsite organizes canyoning excursions under the supervision of an experienced instructor. This activity usually lasts half a day. Our customers all come back with so much memories in their head (even the less reckless ones).
Mountain hiking and climbing have been so popular in the Alps. However, via ferrata, which literally means "iron route", is gaining more and more popularity. In this activity, you walk and ride a pre-established and secure route. Remaining safe throughout the journey, the route includes various aids that facilitate the ascent, such as iron ladders, stairs, and walkways. A stimulating activity that will take you to the most beautiful places of our beautiful region. Beautiful courses are in the vicinity of the campsite so do not hesitate to ask us for information and book your session with our guide Bastien.
One of the most popular activities in the Alps is rafting, where you navigate the river on a raft. Rafting trips on the Isère are organized around 45 minutes' drive away near Aime. Providers offer more or less long experiences according to your desire and your level. The itineraries are varied and include calm water areas, where you will be able to marvel at the surrounding nature, but also various rapids that are still very easy to access.
For beginners or those who are looking for more challenges, everyone can have fun.
There are several tree climbing parks in the area. An activity for the whole family, where you move through the trees on a safe course. The different parks offer routes of different levels, whose height varies between 1 meter and 20 meters above the ground. Throughout the courses, you always remain assured.
Tamié Fort Park, near Albertville, is about a 30-minute drive away. It offers 10 different courses of difficulty on an area of 8 hectares. There are special itineraries for the youngest (children from 3 years old). For those looking for more challenges, the zip line 300 meters long, with a vertical drop of 70 meters will satisfy them.
In the Devil's Park in Modane, about an hour's drive away, 12 different tracks are laid out. The routes vary from very simple (green) to a maximum height of 3 meters (which is suitable even for people afraid of heights) to 3 very difficult routes (in black) that require considerable physical effort. In addition, there are various zip lines in the park. On the highest zip line (150 meters high), you can reach a speed of 50 kilometers per hour!
In Saint-Pierre-d'Allevard, just half an hour's drive away, you will find the Banzai Adventure climbing park, which includes 5 climbing routes of varying difficulty levels. The simplest route is already suitable for children from 2 years old.
In the surrounding area you can enjoy beautiful horse riding. Whether your itinerary runs along the slopes of the mountain, the vineyards or the forest, you are always assured of impressive views and a magnificent landscape.
The nearest equestrian center is 6 km away, in the village of Cruet. Information on horseback excursions (individually or under supervision) can be obtained at the reception.
The beautiful nature of Savoie is perfect for paragliding. In the area, it is possible to get acquainted with this spectacular sport. Under the guidance of an experienced instructor, you fly in the air as freely as a bird. The prices of the circuits depend on the starting altitude and the duration of the flight.