• Sport

35 - The Perrins Lakes

Cooled by the breeze of the Petit Mont-Cenis pass, this route takes you
on an adventure at more than 2,100 metres above sea level, under the
majestic cliffs of Pointe de Bellecombe. Dive into the magical world of
mountain lakes!

Sport 35 - The Perrins Lakes Val-Cenis


Departing from Val-Cenis (73500)
Average length : 02h00
Total elevation gain : 230m
Distance : 6.2km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

This entry into the Savine valley is simply mouth-watering. The stream, born
in the Savine glaciers, turns into a remarkable torrent as it thunders down
the valley, to offer up its watery jewels, a handful of glittering diamonds
for you to admire.
What a dramatic view of Dents d'Ambin and Etache Rock!
And what about these fascinating little delicate white pompoms that line
the Perrin lakes, planted there as if by magic? Characteristic of mountain
wetlands, cotton grass, or "linaigrette des Alpes" will make you open your
eyes in wonder as its delicate heads nod in the wind. These silky, light grasses
deserved to be photographed, but not picked. How sweet is nature, amid
the jagged rocky outcrops!

Total elevation gain : 230m
Altitude max : 2358m

Map references

Map and booklet "Haute Maurienne Vanoise. 103 walks and hikes - 38 trail trails. For all levels" (sold for €10 in Tourist Offices)

Topoguides references

Blue route n°35

Further informations

Rock, Ground

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    Free access.


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

    Period of practice

    From 15/06 to 15/10.

    Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.

    • Pets welcome


    Col du Petit Mont-Cenis Bramans 73500 Val-Cenis
    Departing from : Val-Cenis (73500)
    Latitude : 45.210532 - Longitude : 6.865427

    Park in the Col du Petit Mont-Cenis car park (access via Lanslebourg).

    More informations

    Information update on 17/10/2023 by Communauté de communes Haute Maurienne Vanoise