Trekking: the balconies of Maurienne (Savoie)

Duration : 5 days

France, Northern Alps

Level : good hiker

from 700 € / p. from 4 to 12 persons

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I propose you a hiking/trekking itineray in the heart of the Vanoise National Park in Savoie and which allows you to evolve almost permanently at more than 2000 meters of altitude, in a wonderful setting, that of the glaciers of the Vanoise.

Ibex, chamois, marmots at the turn of the trail, eagles, vultures in the air, are part of the many wildlife of this preserved area. Mountain lakes are also present all along the route.

This route in the Maurienne valley gives a permanent view of the surrounding peaks, those of the Vanoise, of the Thabor massif and of the mountains neighboring Italy.

Some variations make it possible to escape sometimes from the main path for other discoveries.

If you like trekking for several days, I also propose other hiking itineraries in Savoie: the high route of the Vanoise, the tour of the Mont-Cenis lake and the trek from the Étendard to the Aiguilles d'Arves, and, a little further south, the magnificent tour of Chambeyron in Ubaye.


D1 : Plan d'Amont (Aussois) - Dent Parrachée hut - Génépy lake.
Climb to the hut then easy hike to admire the pretty lake of Génépy.

D2 : Dent Parrachée hut - Arpont hut.
Crossing on a magnificent balcony path that offers a grandiose panorama at the foot of the Dent Parrachée and of the Arpont and Chasseforêt Domes.

D3 : Arpont hut - Plan du Lac -  Bellecombe Inn.
Today you will hike on another balcony trail, still very beautiful, via the lakes of Lozières. Will follow a good descent before going back up to the Plan du Lac and reaching the Bellecombe Inn.

D4 : Plan du Lac hut - Vallonbrun hut.
Always a nice hike on a balcony path, facing the Mont Cenis chain and above the villages of Haute-Maurienne (Termignon, Lanslebourg, Lanslevillard).

D5 : Vallonbrun - Lanslevillard hut.
This last stage takes place on the other side of the valley and allows a return to the forests of Val-Cenis.
Return by taxi.

The price includes

  • Supervision by the mountain leader.
  • Accommodation.
  • Meals.
  • Tourist taxes.
  • Eventual transfers (bus, taxi...) during the trek.

The price does not include

  • Transfer from your home to the place of departure.
  • Drinks.
  • Anything not specified in "The price includes".


  • Huts.
Next departures :

No scheduled departure, but you can contact me to book your dates.

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