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Les Vachers

Explore the hamlet of Les Vachers and immerse yourself in the heart of an uninhabited mountain village.

Sport Les Vachers Saint-Sorlin-d'Arves


Departing from Saint-Sorlin-d'Arves (73530)
Average length : 00h30
Total elevation gain : 70m
Vertical drop : 70m
Distance : 1km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

It is one of the fourteen hamlets in the commune of Saint Sorlin d'Arves and takes its name from a legend: the inhabitants used to produce a baked cow's cheese here, in the shape of a small wheel. Now abandoned, a few ruins remain, offering a glimpse into another era.

Total elevation gain : 70m
Altitude max : 1550m
Vertical drop : 70m

Further informations

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    From the Plan du Moulin (500 metres below the Tourist Office, follow "Aire de jeux"), pass the point leading to the tennis/leisure centre and walk along the mountain side of the football pitch on the right. Follow the path (steep for 200 m) that zig-zags up the side of the Crêt d'Ornon. Once you reach the flat, there is a fine panoramic view of the village and the hamlet of Les Vachers. Follow the path to the left, which climbs slightly to the east through the undergrowth. You can leave the balcony path at Malcrozet (1-hour loop), or further on at Cluny (1.5-hour loop), or even further on at La Curiaz (2-hour loop). Return along the D926 road or by the same route.


    Animals allowed
    Languages spoken : French

    • Pets welcome
    • Car park
    • Free car park



    Plan du Moulin 73530 Saint-Sorlin-d'Arves
    Departing from : Saint-Sorlin-d'Arves (73530)
    Latitude : 45.217865 - Longitude : 6.23024
    Information update on 29/09/2023 by Office de Tourisme de Saint-Sorlin-d'Arves