A lovely easy family hike, far from the valley and across an Alpine plateau with enchanting pastures, mountain streams, marmots, plants and peat bogs. The refuge can provide overnight accommodation, meals and drinking water.

Fond d'Aussois's Refuge Aussois


Departing from Aussois (73500)
Average length : 03h30
Distance : 8km
Signed walking trail
Animals not allowed

Way and back
Total elevation gain : 300m
Altitude max : 2339m
Vertical drop : 300m


Vanoise National Park markings.

Map references

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

Further informations

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    From the Maison d’Aussois, follow the Route des Barrages (dam road - same itinerary as hiking itinerary no. 32 - Sétéria bridge), then follow the signs for "Fond d’Aussois". You'll cross a vast Alpine plateau and admire a beautiful corrie which makes an ideal starting point if you're interested in getting familiar with glaciers and how they shape the land.
    We recommend this trail to families, even with very young children, because it presents no real difficulties and, better still, it crosses marmot country!


    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.


    Parking de la Carrière 73500 Aussois
    Departing from : Aussois (73500)
    Latitude : 45.250611 - Longitude : 6.726239

    Park in the Carrière car park located between Plan d'Amont and Plan d'Aval.

    More informations

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