Vanoise National Park, lakes, panorama of the Vanoise glaciers, Alpine pastures and marmots.

Sport Refuge of the leisse Val-Cenis


Departing from Val-Cenis (73500)
Average length : 07h15
Distance : 22km
Signed walking trail
Animals not allowed

Way and back
Total elevation gain : 830m
Altitude max : 2466m
Vertical drop : 830m

Map references

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

Take the path to the right of the car park. After a short climb, it levels out and takes you to the Plan du Lac refuge (overnight accommodation and meals). Walk alongside the fishing lake and take the path leading down to St Barthélémy Chapel. Continue downhill (the path becomes steeper) in the same direction until you eventually cross the bridge and go uphill again on a track leading to the Entre-Deux-Eaux refuge. Then follow the Leisse valley (GR55 hiking trail) on an easy path through the valley on the left bank of the Leisse stream, which you'll cross to get to the refuge.
Return via the same path.


Free access.


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

Period of practice

From 01/07 to 01/10.

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.


Parking de Bellecombe Termignon 73500 Val-Cenis
Departing from : Val-Cenis (73500)
Latitude : 45.328636 - Longitude : 6.829186

Park in the Bellecombe car park. In the summer season, it is possible to take the Val Cenis Termignon - Entre-Deux-Eaux bus and get off at the "Bellecombe" stop.

Near shuttle stop

More informations

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