• Sport

Col de Napremont Pass - Plan de la Roche

A hike out and back with incredible views of the valley and its south-facing aspects, the glacier-capped domes of the Vanoise Range, and the La Portetta ridgeline.

Sport Col de Napremont Pass - Plan de la Roche Pralognan-la-Vanoise


Departing from Pralognan-la-Vanoise (73710)
Average length : 04h00
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

From the Bouquetin parking lot, walk to the village-hamlet of Le Plan via Pont du Vâ Bridge. Cross the village on a lovely narrow cobblestone road with a fountain. At the very end, the hike officially starts on a forest road (trail no. 70).
Starting at the 1515m elevation mark, the trail ascends along the left side of the forest road. It takes the gully referred to as “Creux de l’Ours.” The word “ours” means “bear” in French; the last remaining bears in the area disappeared at the beginning of the 20th century.
On the upper section, you will cross through an open area filled with heather, alpenrose flowers, European blueberries, mountain cranberries, and bog blueberries. A local population of rock partridges calls the area home.
Once you reach Plan de la Roche, the mountain environment all around you is breathtaking, with the limestone cliffs of Aiguille de Mey and Aiguille d’Août spires on one side, often referred to as the little Dolomites for their vertical walls, and the Vanoise Glaciers on the other, the largest glacial ice cap in the Alps.

Please note: this hike should only be done out and back (go down the same way you hike up) given the ever-present risk of rock fall.
With the very real risk of a large rock slide, the trail between Col de Napremont Pass and Chollière is prohibited and closed to the public per a local ordinance passed on June 24, 2008.

Way and back
Total elevation gain : 776m
Vertical drop : 776m

Further informations

Rock, Stone, Ground, Grit


Free access.


Animals allowed
Languages spoken : French
Not adapted to strollers

Period of practice

From 15/06 to 15/10.

  • Pets welcome


73710 Pralognan-la-Vanoise
Departing from : Pralognan-la-Vanoise (73710)
Latitude : 45.381595 - Longitude : 6.715224

More informations

Information update on 03/09/2021 by Office de Tourisme de Pralognan-la-Vanoise