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La Route Balcon [The Balcony Route]

Enjoy magnificent views all along the route. The perfect walk for discovering the high-altitude resorts of La Plagne, accessible by 4x4 type stroller

Sport La Route Balcon [The Balcony Route] La Plagne

About

Departing from La Plagne (73210)
Average length : 03h20
Distance : 7.5km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

Starting point: Belle Plagne
Endpoint: Plagne Aime 2000
Highest point: 2,100 m
Total time: 3:20 round trip (on the same route)
Distance: 7.5 km
Elevation change - up: 100 m
Elevation change - down: 100 m
Signposted: Yes

Route
In Belle Plagne, the start is on the level of the children's games, just below the tennis courts.

Follow the path then the old road in the direction of Dou du Praz plateau. The panoramic view of the Beaufortain range and Mont-Blanc is magnificent. Follow the roadway as far as the Dou du Praz fruit garden, where the famous Beaufort cheese is made (fruit garden open in summer for visits and the sale of products). Continue along the route, passing the protected area of La Cembraie sur Gypse. At the end of the route, you reach the Lovatière reservoir, where they make artificial snow. Next you arrive at Plagne Aime 2000 on the level of the main building (classified a 20th-century architectural heritage building).

Remarkable point
Opposite the valley, ranging from left to right, among others la Grande Parei, la Pierra Menta, Les Aiguilles de la Nova, Mont Rosset, Mont-Blanc. Back to the valley, from right to left, marvel at Mont Jovet, the back of Velière, le Roc du Bécoin, le Roc des Verdons. At Dou du Praz, a 180° panoramic view, with panorama reading tables and picnic tables. Throughout the walk, you will discover magnificent mountain flowers and, hopefully, catch sight on a marmot or two which are generally to be seen not far from the route.

Return possible by free interstation links to Belle Plagne.

Way and back
Total elevation gain : 100m
Vertical drop : 100m

Prices

Free of charge.

Reception

Animals allowed
Languages spoken : French

Period of practice

From 02/07 to 28/08/2022.

Services
  • Pets welcome

Access

Plagne Aime 2000 73210 La Plagne
Departing from : La Plagne (73210)
Latitude : 45.50902 - Longitude : 6.66904
Information update on 04/04/2022 by Office de Tourisme de la Grande Plagne