An emblematic silhouette in Maurienne.
The Aiguilles d'Arves dominate the Arvan valley. The prettiest trilogy of the Alps according to the british Coolidge who was the first to officially ascent it in 1878.
The highest of needles peaks in 3514 meters, it is the Southern Needle. Others are named the Central Needle (3513m) and the Northern Needle also called The Head of Cat (3 358 m and 3 364 m).
Accessible out the snowy period. Informations about the access and weather forecast : contact the tourist office.
3 ideas of hikes in summer :
- The Easy Walk of Discovery The Savoy Les Aiguilles d'Arves ( PSD): Easy walk. Accessible to strollers and people with reduced mobility. Duration: 1h30 at 2h00. Circuit marked by interactive bornes : discovery of high mountain pastures and old life of the inhabitants.
- The Foot of Les Aiguilles d'Arves: family Hike: departure hamlet Le Chalmieu 73300 Albiez-Montrond (1900m) - arrival La Basse du Gerbier (2578m) - 5h30 round trips.
- Departure in Entraigues (1250m) in St. Jean d'Arves, route of hike making a buckle, to do with a bivouac : one made uneven positive of 1400 meters. Without a bivouac : have 2 cars, one parked in le Chalmieu.
From 01/01 to 31/12.
- Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance