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La vanoise, pass & hut

Vanoise National Park, lakes, panoramic view of the Vanoise glaciers, Alpine pastures and marmots

Sport La vanoise, pass & hut Val-Cenis


Departing from Val-Cenis (73500)
Average length : 07h30
Total elevation gain : 870m
Vertical drop : 870m
Distance : 22km
Signed walking trail
Animals not allowed

Way and back
Total elevation gain : 870m
Altitude max : 2520m
Vertical drop : 870m

Map references

Map and booklet "Walks and Hikes Haute Maurienne Vanoise" (sold for €4 at the Tourist Office)

From the car park take the righthand path. After a short climb, it levels out and leads to the Plan du Lac refuge (overnight accommodation and meals). Walk alongside the Plan du Lac fishing lake, then take the path down towards St Barthélémy Chapel. Continue downhill (the path becomes steeper) in the same direction until you eventually cross the bridge, then follow the track up to the Entre-Deux-Eaux refuge. Continue on the GR55 hiking trail in the Leisse valley as far as the Croé-Vie bridge. The path then climbs to quickly reach the Arpont balcony path. Continue on the GR55 which follows the Vanoise stream as far as the pass and the refuge of the same name.
Return via the same path.


Free access.


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

Period of practice

From 01/07 to 01/10.

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.


Parking de Bellecombe Termignon 73500 Val-Cenis
Departing from : Val-Cenis (73500)
Latitude : 45.328515 - Longitude : 6.829272

Park in the Bellecombe car park.
In summer, you can take the Val Cenis Termignon - Entre-Deux-Eaux line: Parking de Bellecombe stop.

Near shuttle stop

More informations

Information update on 21/07/2022 by Communauté de communes Haute Maurienne Vanoise