Tour of Lauzière in autonomy (Savoie)

Duration : 4 days

France, Northern Alps

Level : experienced walker, good physical condition

from 490 € / p. from 6 to 12 persons

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During this 4 days and 3 nights tour, I propose you to go around the Lauzière massif in Savoie. Located between the valleys of Maurienne and Tarentaise, this massif with its wild character is not much covered and has only few guarded refuges. It is therefore an atypical route, wild, far from the famous and frequented "hiking highways".

All along the route, you will have the opportunity to enjoy superb panoramas on the surrounding massifs, such as the Chartreuse, the Mont-Blanc, the Vanoise, etc. And since you will go around it, you will be able to admire the highest point of the massif, the Grand Pic de la Lauzière (2829 meters), from all its sides.

The first two nights are spent in unguarded huts, but with the help of a second mountain leader who will bring the meals.


The departure and the arrival are at the col de la Madeleine / Saint-François-Longchamp.

D1: Madeleine pass - Arbesserie hut.
For this first stage, we start with a nice climb to the north towards the Sarvatan pass at 2439 meters of altitude. The following descent and traverse bring us to the Arbesserie hut which dominates the Maurienne valley.

D2: Arbesserie hut - Vénitier hut.
The day's itinerary proposes a beautiful and long traverse in the western slopes of the Lauzière massif until the Vénitier hut where we spend the night.

D3: Vénitier hut - Logis des Fées hut.
Today we cross a high pass to switch to the other side of the Lauzière massif. The panoramas on the Vanoise, the Chartreuse, the Mont Blanc, etc. are magnificent. The descent leads us to the Logis des Fées hut which overlooks the village of Celliers.

D4: Logis des Fées hut - Madeleine pass.
For this last stage we take a nice balcony trail that winds along the eastern side of the Lauzière, until we find our starting point.

The stages are between 600 and 800 meters of positive altitude difference, with some vertiginous passages.

The price includes

  • Supervision by the mountain leader.
  • Logistical assistance with supplies and security by a second mountain leader.
  • Full board at the refuge.
  • The loan of a warm sleeping bag if needed.
  • Individual accident insurance as well as rescue and repatriation assistance.

The price does not include

  • Transport to / from the Madeleine pass.
  • Drinks at the huts.
  • Anything not mentioned in "The price includes".
Next departures :
  • To be confirmed
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