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Vallon Chalets loop - Stage 1 - From Les Verneys to the Aiguilles d'Arves Refuge

The Vallon loop offers a multi-day itinerary up to the Col de l'Épaisseur, via the Aiguilles d'Arves refuge.

Sport Vallon Chalets loop - Stage 1 - From Les Verneys to the Aiguilles d'Arves Refuge Valloire

About

Departing from Valloire (73450)
Average length : 03h40
Total elevation gain : 747m
Vertical drop : 66m
Distance : 7.6km
Signed walking trail
Animals not allowed

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Stage 1: Leaving Les Verneys, arriving at Refuge des Aiguilles d'Arves: Time: 3h40 / Distance: 7.6 Km / 747 m D+, 66 m D-. / Red/
Lodging at the Refuge des Aiguilles d'Arves.
Step by step:
From the Les Verneys parking lot, cross the departmental road 902 and head towards Les Choseaux - Verneys and continue towards Les Arolles. Follow the path to the Chalets du Vallon, then on to Commandraut.
From Commandraut, continue uphill to the Aiguilles d'Arves refuge.

Itinerary
Total elevation gain : 747m
Altitude max : 2884m
Vertical drop : 66m

Difficult passages

Vertiginous passage at the "Mauvais pas", just before arriving at the refuge

Map references

IGN map 3435ET VALLOIRE - Aiguilles d'Arves / Col du Galibier is on sale in Valloire shops.

Further informations

Stone, Grit, Rock, Ground

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    Departure from Place du Four in the hamlet of Les Verneys.
    1/ Take the Pré Malin road towards the Les Arolles residence.
    2/ Head for Commandraut via the hiking trail. This starts to the left of the residence's swimming pool.
    3/ At the goose-paste intersection, continue up to the Aiguilles d'Arves refuge (altitude 2260m). Vertiginous passage at the "Mauvais pas", just before arriving at the refuge.

    Precautions: - Find out about weather conditions before you leave. - Inform someone of your itinerary, as communication may be limited. - Choose a morning departure to avoid being surprised by nightfall - The routes you take are your own responsibility. - Choose an itinerary suited to your physical and technical ability. If in doubt, contact mountain professionals. - Make sure you're properly equipped to hike safely and cope with the vagaries of the weather. - This hike is best done in summer when there's no more snow. - Passage through scree just before arriving at the refuge. There are a few things you can do to make your hiking experience safer and more enjoyable. Walking poles improve balance, and regular hydration is essential. Carry a water bottle and snacks to keep your energy up. Protect yourself from the sun with sunscreen and sunglasses. Don't forget binoculars to add a touch of observation to your adventure. These small adjustments will help you get the most out of your getaway.

    Prices

    Free access.

    Reception

    Animals not allowed
    Not adapted to strollers

    To keep the mountains a pleasure, choose an activity suited to your level of experience and physical ability. Check the weather and seek advice from qualified professionals, and tell someone about your itinerary. Set off with the right equipment: good shoes and walking poles. In your rucksack, carry a water bottle and snacks to keep your energy levels up, a survival blanket or warm clothing. Protect yourself from the sun with sunscreen and sunglasses. Don't forget binoculars to add a touch of observation to your adventure.

    Due to the presence of guard dogs, we strongly advise you not to bring your dog.

    Period of practice

    From 01/06 to 15/09.

    Subject to favorable weather.

    Access

    Hameau des Verneys 73450 Valloire
    Departing from : Valloire (73450)
    Latitude : 45.146214 - Longitude : 6.420087
    Information update on 07/06/2024 by Office de Tourisme de Valloire