• Sport

From Plume Fine to La Femma refuge

As you joyfully step through the gates of the Vanoise National Park, the
merry mood of the Rocheure torrent embraces you, accompanying you
throughout your adventure. Sometimes you're on the left bank, sometimes
on the right, heading to "the world's end"!

Sport From Plume Fine to La Femma refuge Val-Cenis


Departing from Val-Cenis (73500)
Average length : 03h45
Total elevation gain : 210m
Vertical drop : 210m
Distance : 12.5km
Signed walking trail
Animals not allowed

What a boon in the summer, to have a bus that drops you off at your start point!
For the more athletic, the route that goes via the Plan du Lac refuge from
Bellecombe is a good warm-up. In full view of those glaciers that have
inspired made so many seasoned mountaineers, the miles just go flying by.
Pay close attention to these oversized scree slopes, they are home to chamois
and ibex. And what's that little black spot in the sky? Could it be a bearded
vulture, eyeing you from the heights of a thermal air current or one of its
favourite nesting perches? If you're lucky, you might get a photo of this
species, very rare in Haute Maurienne Vanoise. Standing at attention in front
of its burrow, a marmot sentinel announces your arrival.
By the time you get to the refuge, your thirst for adventure has been awakened.
Next time, you'll definitely spend the night here... But for now, why not order
a refreshing homemade kefir to quench your thirst?

Way and back
Total elevation gain : 210m
Altitude max : 2352m
Vertical drop : 210m


Parc National de la Vanoise (PNV) markers

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°42

To guide you in the field, consult the "step-by-step" directional diagram provided in pdf.


Free access.


Animals not allowed

Period of practice

From 15/05 to 15/10.

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.

  • Parking nearby


Plume fine Termignon 73500 Val-Cenis
Departing from : Val-Cenis (73500)
Latitude : 45.359396 - Longitude : 6.857621

By bus: Line 2 - Plume Fine stop.
To get there by car: you must park in the Bellecombe parking lot (fee payable July-August). The rest of the way to the starting point is on foot or by line 2.

Information update on 21/05/2024 by Communauté de communes Haute Maurienne Vanoise