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Boucle des Chalets du Vallon - Etape 2 - Du Refuge des Aiguilles d'Arves au Col de l'Epaisseur

The Vallon loop offers a multi-day itinerary up to the Col de l'Épaisseur, via the Aiguilles d'Arves refuge.

Sport Boucle des Chalets du Vallon - Etape 2 - Du Refuge des Aiguilles d'Arves au Col de l'Epaisseur Valloire


Departing from Valloire (73450)
Average length : 04h40
Total elevation gain : 722m
Vertical drop : 722m
Distance : 8.2km
Signed walking trail

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Stage 1: Departure from Les Verneys, arrival at Refuge des Aiguilles d'Arves: 7.6 Km, 747 m D+. Lodging at Refuge des Aiguilles d'Arves.

Stage 2: Refuge des Aiguilles d'Arves - Col de l'Epaisseur - Refuge des Aiguilles d'Arves: 8.2 Km, 722 m D+/D-. Lodging at Refuge des Aiguilles d'Arves.

Stage 3: Departure from Refuge des Aiguilles d'Arves, arrival at Les Verneys: 7.6 km / D+ 0 m / D- 680 m

Total elevation gain : 722m
Altitude max : 2884m
Vertical drop : 722m

Further informations

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    5 - After a stop at the refuge, continue towards the aiguille de l'épaisseur following the path. 5 - At the junction, take the path that climbs to your right. 6 - Continue along the ridge to the Col de l'Épaisseur. 7 - Turn around on the way back to the Aiguilles d'Arves refuge.

    Precautions: - Find out about weather conditions before you leave. - Inform someone of your itinerary, as communication may be limited. - Choose a morning departure to avoid being surprised by nightfall - The routes you take are your own responsibility. - Choose an itinerary suited to your physical and technical ability. If in doubt, contact mountain professionals. - Make sure you're properly equipped to hike safely and cope with the vagaries of the weather. - This hike is best done in summer when there's no more snow. - Passage through scree just before arriving at the refuge. There are a few things you can do to make your hiking experience safer and more enjoyable. Walking poles improve balance, and regular hydration is essential. Carry a water bottle and snacks to keep your energy up. Protect yourself from the sun with sunscreen and sunglasses. Don't forget binoculars to add a touch of observation to your adventure. These small adjustments will help you get the most out of your getaway.


    Free access.


    Languages spoken : French
    Not adapted to strollers

    Period of practice

    From 01/06 to 15/09.

    Subject to favorable weather.


    Hameau des Verneys 73450 Valloire
    Departing from : Valloire (73450)
    Latitude : 45.146214 - Longitude : 6.420087
    Information update on 19/04/2024 by Office de Tourisme de Valloire