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Enjoy a Vanoise ice cream flavoured with freshness, altitude, and unexpected
encounters. Whatever your age, it's a treat for your tastebuds and your
eyes, with the glaciers on one side and the legendary peaks of Haute
Maurienne Vanoise on the other


Today, the promise of a blueberry tart and a nap at high altitude motivates
you to tackle the only small challenge of your hike. Forgot the crowded
Bellecombe parking lot! Put the big, overloaded backpack aside! Today, like
an apprentice explorer, you travel light to meet Little Miss Marmot, soft
cotton grass, majestic glaciers, and peaks that seem to rise up suddenly,
out of nowhere.
What a surprise awaits you as you step into the valley! A well-marked and
very accessible path awaits you, offering several stops along the way for
both young and old to enjoy at their leisure.
Just a few more steps and... you'll be fascinated to see marmots running
around! They're not shy at mealtimes that's for sure, but they like a little
discretion when they're taking a nap. And yes, they have their own little
habits! To get to know them close up, ask for the services of a mountain
guide. You'll discover unsuspected facets of this little mammal, a real
emblem of the Vanoise.
The magic of the place has worked its charm, and before you know it, you've
arrived at the refuge. Time to order a snack!

Period of opening

From 15/06 to 15/10.

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.

Equipment & services

  • Car park


Free access.

Languages ​​spoken

  • French French


Non accepted


By bus: Line 2- Bellecombe stop.
By car: Park in the Bellecombe parking lot (fee payable July-August), in the Vanoise National Park.

Let's go

Itinerary overview

  • Difficulty
    Difficulty Walkers/hikers
  • Positive elevation
    Positive elevation 90 m
  • Distance
    Distance 4.6 km
  • Negative elevation
    Negative elevation 90 m
  • Maximum altitude
    Maximum altitude 2380
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