Panoramic view over Mont-Cenis pass, refuge, forest and wildlife.

Cuchet's Refuge Val-Cenis


Departing from Val-Cenis (73500)
Average length : 04h30
Distance : 10km
Signed walking trail
Animals not allowed

Total elevation gain : 750m
Altitude max : 2150m
Vertical drop : 750m


Vanoise National Park markings.

Map references

Map and booklet "Walks and Hikes Haute Maurienne Vanoise" (sold for €4 at the Tourist Office)

Further informations

Rock, Stone, Ground

Head for the Canton district and take the uphill street that crosses it. Follow the tarmac road, straight on, then continue uphill on the farm track which crosses the Sainte Marie stream. Take the path that leads up through the Pramaria forest, crossing the forest track several times. You'll reach the refuge once out of the forest.
For the return, backtrack to below the refuge and, immediately on your right, take the GR5 hiking trail (Val Cenis Termignon/Bellecombe) as far as Pré Vaillant. At an intersection, turn left onto a path leading down to Val Cenis Lanslebourg (or Fontaniou and Pierre Longues). The path crosses the forest track and joins the farm track which will take you back to the little tarmac road you started on.


Free access.


Animals not allowed
Languages spoken : French
Languages of documentation : French
Not adapted to strollers

Period of practice

From 01/06 to 15/10.

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.


Office de Tourisme Lanslebourg-Mont-Cenis 73480 Val-Cenis
Departing from : Val-Cenis (73500)
Latitude : 45.286173 - Longitude : 6.883149

Park near the Lanslebourg Tourist Office. In the summer season, it is possible to take line S52 Modane- Val Cenis Lanslebourg via Aussois or take line S53 Modane - Bonneval/Arc and get off at the "Churches" stop.

More informations

Information update on 28/07/2022 by Communauté de communes Haute Maurienne Vanoise