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Le Nivolet en boucle depuis Pragondran

A beautiful, long loop to take in a number of views of the Chambéry valley and surrounding area, starting from a small hamlet within easy reach of the town.

Sport Le Nivolet en boucle depuis Pragondran Verel-Pragondran

About

Departing from Verel-Pragondran (73230)
Average length : 05h30
Total elevation gain : 735m
Vertical drop : 735m
Distance : 11km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

1/ From the car park, walk a few metres along the road into the hamlet and turn right onto "route de l'école".

2/ Go past a fountain, walk another 50 metres or so and then turn right onto a dirt path.

3/ The path climbs gently at first, then twists and turns as the slope steepens.

4/ After about an hour's climb, you come to an open area. The Nivolet cross appears above you. Go right to reach "les Grands Prés", the mountain pastures below the pas de l'échelle.

5/ Cross the pas de l'échelle. This passage through a weakness in the cliff is equipped with cables and ladders to help you on your ascent. It is advisable to remain cautious. This section is not recommended for those prone to vertigo.

6/ After reaching the Nivolet cross, take the path along the ridge to the Chalets du Sire.

7/ From the chalets, continue along the pastoral path down to the belvedere at Le Sire.

8/ From here, look for the path leading down towards Malpassant. Follow it over a series of switchbacks to the place of the same name.

9/ Reach the paragliding take-off area, then walk along the cliffs to the "Replat".

10/ Finally, return to the hamlet of Pragondran and the departure car park.

Loop
Total elevation gain : 735m
Altitude max : 1545m
Vertical drop : 735m
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    1/ From the car park, walk a few metres along the road into the hamlet and turn right onto "route de l'école". 2/ Go past a fountain, walk another 50 metres or so and then turn right onto a dirt path. 3/ The path climbs gently at first, then twists and turns as the slope steepens. 4/ After about an hour's climb, you come to an open area. The Nivolet cross appears above you. Go right to reach "les Grands Prés", the mountain pastures below the pas de l'échelle. 5/ Cross the pas de l'échelle. This passage through a weakness in the cliff is equipped with cables and ladders to help you on your ascent. It is advisable to remain cautious. This section is not recommended for those prone to vertigo. 6/ After reaching the Nivolet cross, take the path along the ridge to the Chalets du Sire. 7/ From the Chalets, continue along the ridge down to the Belvedere du Sire. 8/ From here, look for the descent path towards Malpassant. Follow it over a series of switchbacks to the place of the same name. 9/ Reach the paragliding take-off area, then walk along the cliffs to the "Replat". 10/ Finally return to the hamlet of Pragondran and the start car park.

    Prices

    Free of charge.

    Reception

    Animals allowed
    Not adapted to strollers

    Period of practice

    From 01/05 to 31/10.

    Subject to favorable weather.

    Services
    • Pets welcome
    Equipments
    • Car park
    • Free car park

    Access

    Pragondran 73230 Verel-Pragondran
    Departing from : Verel-Pragondran (73230)
    Latitude : 45.622398 - Longitude : 5.949664

    By car: park in the obligatory car park at the entrance to Pragondran.

    Information update on 27/06/2024 by Grand Chambéry Alpes Tourisme