La Pierre à Bérard

A very pleasant walk along the Eau de Berard, partly through larch woods and on
the edge of the Vallon de Bérard Nature Reserve. On arrival, a refuge with restaurant and dormitories.

La Pierre à Bérard Vallorcine


Departing from Vallorcine (74660)
Average length : 03h30
Total elevation gain : 628m
Vertical drop : 628m
Distance : 10.4km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

Take the path before the Hotel du Buet. Walk up through the meadows to the
Chalet de la Cascade de Berard. Follow the path through a lovely larch wood and
then up a steep-sided gorge to the first plateau known as Fontaine-Froide.
Higher up, cross the torrent at the Vordette bridge (1,528 m) and climb a steep rocky slope to reach a second plateau. A succession of natural terraces brings you to the foot of the final slope. Once across the stream, the path zigzags up to the mountain refuge, which is situated below a huge rock.

Pierre à Bérard mountain refuge: +33(0)4 50 54 62 08

Way and back
Total elevation gain : 628m
Altitude max : 1924m
Vertical drop : 628m

Further informations

Stone, Ground

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    Free of charge.


    Animals allowed
    Not adapted to strollers

    Dogs are allowed to the refuge Pierre à Bérard on the path above the dale. They are forbidden on the path in the bottom of the dale.

    Period of practice

    From 01/06 to 31/10.
    Hut open from June to end of August.

    Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.

    • Pets welcome


    Hameau du Buet 74660 Vallorcine
    Departing from : Vallorcine (74660)
    Latitude : 46.018706 - Longitude : 6.91952

    Closest train stop : Le Buet train stop
    Closest parking : Le Buet

    Information update on 31/05/2024 by Office de Tourisme de la Vallée de Chamonix-Mont-Blanc