• Sport

Le sentier des papillons

Enter the world of butterflies in the Mont-Thabor massif. At each step, you will be asked a question, the answer is hidden in the landscape. It's up to you to find it! Wonders, species, lifestyles, habitats and roles of this insect will be revealed to you.

Sport Le sentier des papillons Valmeinier


Departing from Valmeinier (73450)
Average length : 02h15
Total elevation gain : 240m
Vertical drop : 240m
Distance : 6.1km
Signed walking trail

Departure from the chairlift of the games, leave the station by the footbridge by following the track to join the Désert d'en Haut. From there, continue to go down the slope towards La Chaudanne. From this point, turn right and join Les Déserts by passing by the Baudronnerie. From Les Déserts turn left to reach Les Lières then follow Sous Chotion. There begins the path of the Butterflies. Continue in the direction of Sous Cotérieux then Mathoset. In Mathoset cross the bridge and take the direction of l'Ordière. Then follow the direction of La Chenalette. From La Chenalette take the track towards Les Traverses, then La Chaudanne. From there return to the starting point by the same route.

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    Free of charge.


    Languages spoken : French

    Period of practice

    From 01/05 to 30/11.

    • Play area


    Le Chef Lieu 73450 Valmeinier
    Departing from : Valmeinier (73450)
    Latitude : 45.174316 - Longitude : 6.494025

    More informations

    Information update on 11/07/2023 by Office de Tourisme de Valmeinier