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Are you attracted to the mountain? Do you want to go on an adventure and travel the Northern Alps in complete freedom? This road trip with Blacksheep Van is for you! Explore this mountain range across three countries: France, Switzerland and Italy by renting a van!

Que ce soit seul.e, entre amis, en famille ou en couple, voyager en campervan vous offrira une liberté absolue! Vous serez maîtres de votre itinéraire et cette escapade vous permettra de découvrir les pays différemment. Soyez prêt.e.s à vivre une aventure que vous n’auriez jamais vécue en prenant le train ou l’avion !

Partez en road-trip dans les Alpes, à la découverte de l’Aiguille du midi, de la cascade du Dard ou encore le Pont de Charles Kuonen.

Our tips for a successful road trip:

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Three-day getaway

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One-week stay

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Jour 1 : Le Mont Blanc et l'Aiguille du Midi

Au départ des agences Blacksheep Van, dirigez-vous vers le point de départ de votre weekend de 3 jours en van aménagé : Chamonix. A world-renowned city at the foot of Mont Blanc, let yourself be seduced by the must-see spot for mountaineering and hiking lovers.

Prenez la route pour ce premier jour de road-trip dans les Alpes en France. The breathtaking view of the day is the ascent of the Aiguilles du Midi with the cable car that takes you in 20 minutes to 3777 m altitude with a panoramic view of the Alps.

You can also take a walk in the mountains by following the many itineraries on offer: accessible for beginners and families as well as the more experienced. We recommend the Alpages de Blaitière which starts at the Grépon car park, at the foot of the Midi Needle. This hike takes about 5 hours and will take you to the slopes of Mont Blanc, where you can admire the panorama of the Chamonix Needles and the Sea of Ice.

In the afternoon, you can opt for a more accessible ride to the Cascade du Dard (departure from the Grépon car park), located in the middle of nature, it will offer you a moment of escape and freshness.

It's time to find a nice little place to spend the night and cook your first meal aboard the van. Don't forget the Park4Night app or the Blacksheepapp.

Jour 2 : Randa et le sentier des 5 lacs

Deuxième jour de road trip dans les Alpes du Nord et direction Randa pour la traversée du pont suspendu le plus long du monde : le pont de Charles Kuonen. On vous promet une balade haute en sensation ! (To avoid if you are dizzy, it would be a shame to make a discomfort in such a beautiful setting ...)

By guarantor By guarantoring your van in the parking lot of Randa station, go for a hike of 3:30. Follow the marked path to reach the bridge, you will cross the village and you can admire the picturesque chalets. Once on deck, you'll be amazed by the scenery you'll have under your feet and around you!

Ensuite, on vous propose une promenade de 2h30 sur le sentier des 5 lacs (Stellisee, Grindjisee, Grünsee, Moosjisee, Leisee) pour avoir une vue imprenable sur le très célèbre Mont Cervin. Vous aurez l’occasion de prendre des photos magnifiques avec le reflet du Mont dans l’eau…

In the evening, when you are comfortably settled and you will look at the sublime photos you have taken in the last two days... Don't hesitate to tag us on social networks(Facebook or Instagram)! The Blacksheep team will be delighted to follow your adventures aboard their campervan! (And it's also an opportunity to squiring with your friends and family).

Jour 3 : Vallée d'Aoste et Parc National du Grand Paradis

Pour terminer vos vacances dans les Alpes du Nord, prenez la route pour la vallée d’Aoste, en Italie. Take the time to visit the city, which is done on foot without a problem, you can let your van rest before the road back...

Visit the Roman Theatre,the city's must-see place, the mysterious Roman cryptoportico, the praetorian gate, the Arc d'Augustus, the Cathedral of Aosta, the Place Émile Chanoux as well as the Collegiate Saint Bear and its priory.

Pour finir en beauté, rien de mieux qu’un grand bol d’air frais au Parc National du Grand Paradis. The picturesque Lillaz waterfall, an easy walk of about 1 hour will offer you a refreshing getaway. The trail goes around the waterfall which allows you to admire it from all angles.

Malheureusement toutes les belles choses ont une fin et c’est l’heure de rendre votre maison mobile… Ce road-trip dans les Alpes du Nord se termine à l’agence Blacksheep Van mais votre prochaine aventure vous attend !

Why not continue in your momentum and explore France? Ce pays regorge de paysages magnifiques que vous n’avez sûrement pas encore eu la chance d’admirer… N’hésitez pas à aller jeter un oeil à nos idées de road-trips, comme un voyage dans le Sud de la France.

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Jour 1 : Le Mont Blanc et l'Aiguille du Midi

Pour commencer ce road-trip dans les Alpes du Nord, dirigez-vous vers le point de départ de votre weekend de 3 jours en van aménagé : Chamonix. A world-renowned city at the foot of Mont Blanc, let yourself be seduced by the must-see spot for mountaineering and hiking lovers.

The breathtaking view of the day is the ascent of the Aiguilles du Midi with the cable car that takes you in 20 minutes to 3777 m altitude with a panoramic view of the Alps.

You can also take a walk in the mountains by following the many itineraries on offer: accessible for beginners and families as well as the more experienced. We recommend the Alpages de Blaitière which starts at the Grépon car park, at the foot of the Aiguille du Midi. This hike takes about 5 hours and will take you to the slopes of Mont Blanc, where you can admire the panorama of the Chamonix Needles and the Sea of Ice.

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In the afternoon, you can opt for a more accessible ride to the Cascade du Dard (departure from the Grépon car park), located in the middle of nature, it will offer you a moment of escape and freshness.

To find the perfect place to spend the night, think of Park4Night or the Blacksheep Van app and enjoy the evening to cook your first dinner aboard your campervan.
For your first shower, do not hesitate to read our article on hygiene in van,it can guide you if you are a little lost on the different options.

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Jour 2 : Le Cirque du Fer-à-Cheval et Sion

Deuxième jour de vadrouille de vos vacances dans les Alpes du Nord, direction la commune de Sixt. Partez à la découverte du cirque du Fer-à-Cheval. Surrounded by imposing limestone cliffs that form a semicircle (hence its name), you can observe the many waterfalls that flow along the walls. Au départ du parking où vous pouvez garer votre van, suivez les panneaux qui indiquent le sentier “Du Bout du Monde”. Très facile d’accès, la balade dure environ 3h et vous emmène au sommet du monde avec une vue imprenable sur la vallée.

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In the afternoon, head to the commune of Martigny and more precisely to Sion,a city rich in history. This city is characterized by the two hills that overlook the city. You can visit the castle of Valère dating from the Middle Ages on the hill of the same name and on the hill of the Tourbillon, you can see the remains of the castle that was destroyed in a fire in the eighteenth century. Puis baladez-vous dans la vieille ville qui conserve le charme d’une cité médiévale avec les petites ruelles étroites, les maisons typiques, les musées …

In the evening, when you are comfortably settled and you will look at the sublime photos you have taken in the last two days... Don't hesitate to tag us on social networks(Facebook or Instagram)! The Blacksheep team will be delighted to follow your adventures aboard their campervan! (And it's also an opportunity to squiring with your friends and family).

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Jour 3 : Randa et le sentier des 5 lacs

The itinerary of this third day will take you to Randa for the crossing of the longest suspension bridge in the world: the Charles Kuonen Bridge. We promise you a ride full of sensation ... But to avoid if you are dizzy!

By parking your van in the parking lot of Randa station, go for a hike of 3:30. Follow the marked path to reach the bridge, you will cross the village and you can admire the picturesque chalets. Once on deck, you'll be amazed by the scenery you'll have under your feet and around you!

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Then you can take a two-and-a-half hour walk along the 5-lake trail (Stellisee, Grindjisee, Grunsee, Moosjisee, Leisee) to get a stunning view of the famous Mount Matterhorn. You will have the opportunity to take beautiful photos with the reflection of the Mount in the water...

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Jour 4 : Le lac Majeur et les îles Borromées

Pour ce quatrième jour de road-trip, on quitte les Alpes en France pour aller en Italie. Spend the day at Lake Maggiore,Italy's second largest lake and one of Italy's most beautiful lakes.

There are the famous Borromeo Islands which are very appreciated and atypical. Pour y accéder, la ville la plus proche est Sestra. On dénombre 5 îles mais on ne peut en visiter que 3 :

- Isola Bella avec le Palais Borromée, château de style baroque
- l’Île des Pêcheurs, la plus pittoresque des îles avec ses petites ruelles, ses maisons de pêcheurs mais également le marché
- l’Île Madre avec son palais de la Renaissance et son jardin

Sospel, old french village near the river, typical colorful houses

Another must-see in Lake Maggiore is the Villa Taranto botanical garden, which is home to many very rare and exotic species. You can access the garden by van, there is a parking lot at the entrance.


After finding a great place to sleep and while you prepare a nice little dish... Take the opportunity to post your best photos on the networks and not forget to tag us(Facebook, Instagram).

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Jour 5 : Lac d'Orta et Biella

Pour continuer votre road-trip dans les Alpes italiennes, un autre lac est à découvrir à proximité. Il est moins connu mais tout aussi charmant : le Lac d’Orta. Take the time to stroll through the small streets of the old town with colorful houses. Then you are advised to climb the Sacro Monte d'Orta, a hill that pays homage to St. Francis through 20 chapels. Each place represents a moment in the life of the Saint and is decorated with a fresco as well as numerous terracotta sculptures. At the top of the hill, you will have a stunning view of the lake and the surrounding area.

Then take the road to Biella,a small industrial town in Piedmont. But don't despise yourself, in addition to its wool trade, the city is full of hidden assets dating back to medieval times.

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There is also the Basilica of Saint Sebastian, a work of Renaissance architecture as well as the Territory Museum which is attached to the building. You can discover the different themes: territory, Egypt, historical art and archaeology.

To end the day, head to Ricetto di Candelo, a 14th-century shelter used to store food and shelter residents in case of danger or attack. It is one of the best preserved shelters in Piedmont, with more than 200 huts that could accommodate the villagers. Let yourself be seduced by the charm of the cobblestone streets as well as the Prince's Palace, a building that stands out from the rest of the city by its height.

Another special feature of Candelo is the museum built into the basement that reveals the secrets of wine making.

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Jour 6 : Parc National du Grand Paradis et cascade de Lillaz

Pour cet avant-dernier jour road trip dans les Alpes du Nord, rien de mieux qu’un grand bol d’air frais au Parc National du Grand Paradis, le plus ancien parc d’Italie. This park is renowned for its commitment to the protection of ibex, which can be found during hikes.

As the name suggests, it is a true paradise for nature lovers, whether on foot, or by bike, simple family walk or more difficult hike, you will find the route that suits you: you will probably find your happiness in this list.

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Par exemple, on vous propose une randonnée d’environ 4h, au départ de Gimillan jusqu’au col de Saint-Marcel, vous aurez l’opportunité de traverser les alpages pour apercevoir les bouquetins, puis vous pourrez vous rafraîchir au Lac de Coronas avant d’arriver au col d’où vous aurez une vue imprenable sur le Mont Cervin.

Pour finir la journée tranquillement, allez à la cascade pittoresque de Lillaz. C’est une promenade facile d’environ 1h en partant de la ville qui vous offrira une escapade rafraîchissante. The trail goes around the waterfall which allows you to admire it from all angles.

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Jour 7 : Aoste

Pour ce dernier jour dans les Alpes… Rendez-vous dans la vallée d’Aoste, en Italie. Take the time to visit the city, which is done on foot without a problem, you can let your van rest before the road back...

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For wine lovers, don't hesitate to follow the wine route to discover the wines of Gran Paradiso, Monte Emilius or Mont Blanc and admire the vineyards. You can then discover the secrets of the region's wealth with the history of the territory, the vineyards and the process of creating these wines. Do not hesitate to make wine tastings and bring back bottles in memory of this road trip in van (alcohol consumption is dangerous for health, to consume in moderation).

Malheureusement toutes les belles choses ont une fin et c’est l’heure de rendre votre maison mobile… Ce road-trip dans les Alpes du Nord se termine à l’agence Blacksheep Van mais votre prochaine aventure vous attend !

Why not continue in your momentum and explore France? Ce pays regorge de paysages magnifiques que vous n’avez sûrement pas encore eu la chance d’admirer… N’hésitez pas à aller jeter un oeil à nos idées de road-trips, comme un voyage dans le Sud de la France.