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1 - Les balcons de Valloire - VTTAE itinerary

This varied route, sometimes in forest, sometimes in alpine pastures, offers magnificent views of the surrounding massifs, particularly the Aiguille Noire at Les Diseurs.

Sport 1 - Les balcons de Valloire - VTTAE itinerary Valloire


Departing from Valloire (73450)
Average length : 02h30
Total elevation gain : 460m
Vertical drop : 460m
Distance : 12.5km
Signed walking trail

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For the descent, several itineraries are possible, depending on your ability and equipment. A variation is possible as far as Fort du Télégraphe.
Technical features: wide paths.
Level of physical difficulty: easy.
Estimated duration: 2 to 3 hours.

Total elevation gain : 460m
Altitude max : 1757m
Vertical drop : 460m


The trail is marked with blue signs.

Map references

Map of Valloire hiking and mountain biking trails, on sale at the tourist office. IGN map 3435ET VALLOIRE - Aiguilles d'Arves / Col du Galibier is on sale in Valloire shops.

Further informations

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    - The routes you take are your own responsibility. You must choose a route adapted to your physical and technical capacity. If in doubt, do not hesitate to contact mountain professionals.

    - Find out about the weather conditions before your departure.

    - Be properly equipped to practice hiking in complete safety and deal with the vagaries of the weather.

    Tell someone if you are leaving alone and prefer a morning departure so as not to be surprised by the night.

    Start - From the tourist office, head up Rue des Grandes Alpes towards the hamlet of Les Verneys,
    1/ After crossing the bridge, walk along the parking lot and take the footbridge on the left of the main road to the "Vitta Vittel" fitness trail.
    2/ Once in front of the riding school, follow the wide dirt path to the right. After a short climb, you'll see the Chapelle Saint Pierre.
    3/ Continue upwards and, once you've passed the Montissot chairlift, take the bridge on your left. Continue along the path and fork right to reach the Geneuil chapel, point rogerueil.
    4/ At Geneuil, you'll pass a drinking-water fountain where you can quench your thirst.
    5/ Continue on the uphill path, passing the Edelweiss restaurant, then follow the signs for Chapelle des Trois Croix (through the national forest).
    6/ Once you've reached the chapel, turn left towards the hamlet of Col.
    7/ Pass through the hamlets of Les Granges and Les Choseaux-Ville before returning to the Valloire Tourist Office. Variant possible up to the Telegraph Fort.


    Free access.


    Animals not allowed
    Languages spoken : French
    Not adapted to strollers

    Drinking-water fountains at Geneuil and Chapelle des trois croix.
    Picnic table at Chapelle des Trois Croix.
    Catering available at the Geneuil and Edelweiss mountain restaurants.

    To keep the mountains a pleasure, choose an activity suited to your level of experience and physical ability. Check the weather and seek advice from qualified professionals, and tell someone about your itinerary. Make sure you're properly equipped: helmets are compulsory, and we strongly advise you to wear kneepads, elbow pads, back protection and gloves. In your rucksack, take a water bottle and snacks to keep your energy levels up, and a survival blanket or warm clothing. Protect yourself from the sun with sunscreen and sunglasses. Don't forget binoculars to add a touch of observation to your adventure.

    For your dog's safety, we do not recommend mountain biking.

    Period of practice

    From 17/04 to 23/10.

    Subject to favorable weather.

    • Restaurant
    • Picnic area
    • Car park
    • Free car park


    Office de tourisme de Valloire 73450 Valloire
    Departing from : Valloire (73450)
    Latitude : 45.165722 - Longitude : 6.429529

    More informations

    Information update on 07/06/2024 by Office de Tourisme de Valloire