The Refuge du Carro via the Sentier Balcon

Savoie Mont Blanc's choice

This stunning mountain trail offers amazing views of the Albaron, Vallonnet and Evettes glaciers, their reflections mirrored in the surrounding mountain lakes. The shades of blue, from azure to turquoise, are always surprising.

The Refuge du Carro via the Sentier Balcon Bonneval-sur-Arc


Departing from Bonneval-sur-Arc (73480)
Average length : 07h15
Distance : 25km
Signed walking trail
Animals not allowed

Can be done over 1 or 2 days.

Total elevation gain : 380m
Altitude max : 2760m
Vertical drop : 945m


directional signs and cairns

Map references

TOP 25 IGN - 3633 ET- Tignes-Val d'Isère / Haute-Maurienne Map and booklet "Balades et Randonnées Haute Maurienne Vanoise" (sold at 4 € in the Tourist Office)

Topoguides references

TopoGuide "Savoie Mont Blanc on foot Black route n°84 in the booklet "Balades et Randonnées HMV

Further informations

Rock, Stone, Ground


Free access.


Animals not allowed
Not adapted to strollers

Period of practice

From 15/05 to 15/10.
Accessible outside the snowy period and depending on the weather conditions. Please contact the Tourist Office beforehand to find out the current access conditions. Recommended season: spring - summer - autumn.

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.


Parling Pont de l'ouilletta 73480 Bonneval-sur-Arc
Departing from : Bonneval-sur-Arc (73480)
Latitude : 45.39996 - Longitude : 7.0425

Car access and parking: Park in Bonneval near the Tourist Office car park. Take the shuttle bus (see timetable at the Tourist Office) towards the Col de l'Iseran. Get off at the Oulietta bridge (start of the hike).
Map : IGN map : Top 25 - 3633 ET Tignes Val d'Isère

Information update on 13/05/2022 by Agence alpine des territoires