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Refuge du Grand Bec - Flirtez avec le milieu alpin le temps d'un weekend

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Definitively the Lord of the valley ! Perfect trail to discover landscapes and alpine pastures way of life. Take a break and enjoy a night at Grand Bec refuge. For mountain beginners, return trip to the refuge.

Sport Refuge du Grand Bec - Flirtez avec le milieu alpin le temps d'un weekend Planay


Departing from Planay (73350)
Average length : 05h00
Total elevation gain : 900m
Vertical drop : 900m
Distance : 8.1km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

How to go:
After Planay village take the road on the left in the direction of Chamberanger. Before Chamberanger, take the road at the right side which reaches Plan Fournier (1723m) where you can find a small parking with some places.
At the gate of the Vanoise national Park, in a beautiful place, a small refuge sits at the bottom of the Vuzelle’s peak, with a nice view on the Grand Bec Mountain, on the Vallonet peak and on the Chavière valley.
This walk is easy to reach with children, parents, grand-parents, walkers or mountain climber.

To go up:
You will find a sign at the beginning in Plan Fournier; follow the direction of the Grand Bec refuge. Footpath and sign are clearly visible. Crossing the forest, and then going up through a comb under the Vuzelle and the same name pass. This way to go up has a really nice view on the valley of Bozel, the Lauziere Massif and the Vanoise Massif.

Total elevation gain : 900m
Altitude max : 2405m
Vertical drop : 900m

Further informations


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    Free of charge.


    Animals allowed
    Languages spoken : French
    Languages of documentation : English, French

    Period of practice

    From 24/06 to 11/09.
    Depending on snow condition.

    Subject to favorable weather.

    • Pets welcome
    • Picnic area
    • Car park



    Plan Fournier 73350 Planay
    Departing from : Planay (73350)
    Latitude : 45.43114 - Longitude : 6.711277

    More informations

    Information update on 23/03/2023 by Communauté de Communes Val Vanoise - Vallée de Bozel Tourisme