• Sport

Les Grattais Loop

Take to the heights under the Vallonbrun refuge. This trail cleverly combines challenging uphill sections, panoramic views, lush green meadows, and playful downhill stretches. Seasoned trail runners will absolutely love this dynamic profile.

Sport Les Grattais Loop Val-Cenis


Departing from Val-Cenis (73500)
Average length : 02h30
Total elevation gain : 400m
Vertical drop : 400m
Distance : 6km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

The first kilometre of track is a good warm-up, giving you time to find your pace. On the historic path through the mountain pastures, picture the ascent of shepherds in days gone by. The sound of herds that often graze here reminds you of the importance of mountain agriculture in this shared area. The sunny meadows invite you to rest and contemplate. What a view of the Mont Cenis massif! The Lombarde wind often sweeps clouds over from Italy. Watch how Signal du Petit Mont Cenis and the Col, so beloved by cyclists, quickly wrap themselves in their scarf of cumulus clouds. On your sheltered slope, enjoy a breath of cool air as you cross the Burel stream. Filled with a sense of freedom, you begin the winding descent through the Scots pine trees. At 2,000 m altitude, the whistling of the marmots attracts your attention. Keep an even pace on the downhill section. More than 20 switchbacks cut through the slope on a trail carpeted with pine needles.

Total elevation gain : 400m
Altitude max : 2185m
Vertical drop : 400m


Mixed marking (PR and PNV)

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

Orange route n°67


Free access.


Animals allowed

Pets allowed on leash only.

Period of practice

From 15/05 to 15/11.

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.

  • Pets welcome
  • Parking nearby
  • Car park


Parking des Grattais Lanslevillard 73500 Val-Cenis
Departing from : Val-Cenis (73500)
Latitude : 45.29873 - Longitude : 6.926265

I get there by car: on leaving Lanslevillard, take the D902 to Pré Clos, then the gravel track to the parking lot.

Information update on 19/04/2024 by Communauté de communes Haute Maurienne Vanoise