• Sport

Trail du col d'Arrondaz - Hameau du Jeu

Like Chemin des Gardes, this trail gives you privileged access to some of the most beautiful parts of the Valfréjus' high plateaus. Your efforts are rewarded with fresh air and the splendour of the high mountains! The peaks make you feel so small…

Sport Trail du col d'Arrondaz - Hameau du Jeu Valfréjus


Departing from Valfréjus (73500)
Average length : 01h35
Total elevation gain : 290m
Vertical drop : 600m
Distance : 8.8km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed
Average duration of an individual visit : 01h35

The moment you come out of the Arrondaz cable car, you feel the call of the peaks. A little exercise on foot to explore this rocky world takes you far from the chairlifts. Marmots, vultures, and black grouse sometimes join in the game, scrambling down their favourite scree slopes to shyly accompany you. If it weren't for the little Col chairlift, you'd think you were a million miles from human activity. You're sharing the mountainside with herds of alpine animals, gracefully making their way across the slopes as you watch, fascinated. When you stop to cool off at Pas du Roc, you'll catch a glimpse of the fortress perched on the cliffside. Here, the Maginot line left an indelible mark during World War II. As you head back down, your mind is full of unforgettable images, already treasured memories of this little-known nature reserve. Look, there's Le Lavoir cheese dairy. Such a welcoming place... Fancy getting to know it better? Mark it down for your next trip (volume 1).

To guide you in the field, consult the "step-by-step" directional diagram provided in pdf.


Free access.


Animals allowed
Languages of documentation : French
Not adapted to strollers

1/ How is trail running time calculated?
Trail times are calculated on the basis of reference paces for a regular runner who practices running on average 1 or 2 times a week.
600m/h ascent in altitude
900m/h ascent on descent
9km/h on the flat

2/ Using GPX tracks
As hazards may occur at any time on the routes, the GPX tracks provided are not contractual. They are given for information only. Riders use them at their own risk, depending on their level of technological proficiency and their understanding of the terrain.

Pets allowed on leash only.

Period of practice

From 01/07 to 31/08.
Accessible by ski lift in summer only.

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.

  • Pets welcome
  • Accessible via ski lift
  • Parking nearby


Arrivée de la télécabine d'Arrondaz 73500 Valfréjus
Departing from : Valfréjus (73500)
Latitude : 45.156529 - Longitude : 6.665121

Departure from the top of the Arrondaz gondola.
By bus: Line 1 - Tourist Office
By car: park in the parking lot near the Valfréjus Tourist Office.

Information update on 05/06/2024 by Communauté de communes Haute Maurienne Vanoise