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The Nivolet cross from the Sire

The Nivolet Cross? It's the only thing you see on the road to
Chambéry! Perched at the top of its cliff at an altitude of 1547
metres, it dominates the town and Lake Bourget. Why not take a
closer look?

Sport The Nivolet cross from the Sire La Féclaz


Departing from La Féclaz (73230)
Average length : 02h30
Total elevation gain : 300m
Distance : 6km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

Come on, let's get on with it!

The path climbs up through the wildflowers to the beautiful Sire mountain pasture, right next to the ski lift. The walk gets off to a good start, with a superb view over Lac du Bourget and the goal of the trip in the distance: the Croix du Nivolet.

Right next to it, a paraglider takes off down the slope and soars into the air! Flying in this landscape must be fantastic...

Then the path enters the forest, and the cross disappears from view. We walk quietly along the wide path for a while.

Then, all of a sudden, there it is - impressive! Immense, 21 metres high! Shining brightly with its aluminum plates! Its two branches extend like protective arms over the valley.

The scenery is magnificent: from here, you can admire Lac du Bourget, the Chartreuse, the Bauges and Chambéry.

Now, as we look down on it, we'll be reminded of that beautiful walk.

Way and back
Total elevation gain : 300m
Altitude max : 1545m
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    Departure point: from the Sire car park, take the pastoral path that climbs up to the mountain pastures near the ski lift. 1/ Join the paraglider take-off area, then walk past the old chalets at Le Sire. 2/ Follow the signs for the Croix du Nivolet, going around the Cairn (1558 m). 3/ The path becomes signposted GRP and passes the crossroads of Mont Nivolet (1511 m). 4/ At the Refuge du Nivolet crossroads, take the short out-and-back climb to the Cross and its panoramic view. Return by the same route


    Free access.


    Animals allowed
    Languages spoken : French

    Pets only allowed on a lead.

    Period of practice

    From 01/05 to 31/10.

    Subject to favorable weather.

    • Pets welcome
    • Car park


    Le Sire 73230 La Féclaz
    Departing from : La Féclaz (73230)
    Latitude : 45.636227 - Longitude : 5.964326

    By car: Drive to La Féclaz resort (D912 from Chambéry). At the heart of the resort, follow the dead-end road leading to Le Sire for 2 km.

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    Information update on 30/08/2023 by Grand Chambéry Alpes Tourisme