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Grand Tour of the Tarentaise
in La Léchère

From 15/06 to 01/10.

Pratical informations

Sur toute la Tarentaise
73260 La Léchère
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Discover the whole valley at your own pace via the Grand Tour de Tarentaise, from two days to several weeks, according to your own plans and the different sectors: Beaufortain/Mont Blanc, Haute Tarentaise, Around La Plagne, Vanoise, Three Valleys, Lauzière.

Sectors :
- Beaufortain / Mont-Blanc: 4 to 5 days, approximately 4,400 meters of ascending elevation.
- Haute Tarentaise: 4 to 6 days, approximately 3,400m of ascending elevation.
- Around La Plagne: 4 days, about 3,400m of ascending elevation.
- Vanoise: 4 to 6 days, approximately 3,600m of ascending elevation.
- Three Valleys: 4 to 5 days, approximately 2,400m of ascending elevation.
- Lauzière: 3 to 4 days, approximately 1,600m of ascending elevation.

Additional Information

Adapted to people who already had their first mountain hiking experience.


Free of charge. To be consulted directly in the accommodation.



Itinéraire [kml]
Gare SNCF [kmz]
Accès en navette [kmz]
Rejoindre l'itinéraire à partir de la gare Notre Dame de Briançon en taxi [kmz]
Rejoindre l'itinéraire à partir des Eucherts à La Rosière à pied [kmz]
Rejoindre l'itinéraire à partir de Bon Conseil à pied [kmz]
Rejoindre l'itinéraire à partir du Pont de la Pêche à pied [kmz]
revenir à la gare Notre Dame de Briançon à pied [kmz]
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Route informations

Distance : 240 Km

Maximum altitude : 2786 M

Elevation : 18800 M


From 12 years in 99 years


Traditional mountains chalet with wood and stones.
Gîte Chalet d'alpage Les Combes
Chalet du Saut
In the heart of the classified valley of Champagny Le Haut, at the foot of the Py waterfall and a few meters from the Vanoise National Park, the Laisonnay refuge has been welcoming gourmets and hikers since 1963 in a unique and friendly atmosphere.
Refuge du Laisonnay
The refuge is guarded from 20/06 to 15/09/2020. Caretaking's end date to be confirmed. In the heart of the Vanoise national park, the guardian welcomes you in an old sheepfold rehabilitated in 1985. Just above the refuge, is the dry lake of La Glière. A lot of marmots. Country lunch, traditional lunch and dinner.
Refuge la Glière
Le San Bernardo
The refuge is situated by the largest lake in the Vallée des Belleville which is hidden away in a little valley, away from ski lifts and ski slopes. You will be greeted with a warm welcome, great cuisine and beautiful surroundings.
Les Menuires
Refuge du Lac du Lou
Fall in love with this beautiful refuge with a capacity of 21 people, in the heart of a valley still virgin and wild at the foot of the majestic black horse. You will be seduced by the soothing comfort of its 5 bedrooms, the sitting area, and the generous cuisine.
Les Belleville
Refuge Plan Lombardie - Cheval Noir
Camping Les Richardes
Located in the valley of the Petite Sassière, the refuge is guarded in spring and summer. The rest of the year the refuge is open but there is no surveillance. On-site catering during the opening period: fresh and local produce.
Refuge du Ruitor
Refuge located in the hamlet of La Motte, it is very well placed on circuits of several days, such as the Alta via Glaciale, via Alpina, Grand Tour de Tarentaise. It also allows interesting loops through the pass of Mount (towards Italy)
Refuge de l'Archeboc
Mountain refuge on the shores of the Merlet lakes, in Vanoise National Park, surrounded by exceptional scenery that is characteristic of the mountains. Quiet, small mountain refuge. The refuge is staffed in the summer and open to access freely in the winter (wood and gas provided)
Refuge des Lacs Merlet
Come and enjoy the breathtaking panorama from the recently restored Mont Jovet refuge. Guarded in summer, it is ideal for a discovery with family, friends or as a couple.
Refuge Le Mont Jovet
In a spirit of hospitality and simple pleasures, your host Sophie and Stephane BORNET will offer food and board at the legendary and historic Hospice of Petit Saint-Bernard.
Auberge-restaurant de l'Hospice du Petit Saint-Bernard
A relaxing location along the GR55 trail, near Lac Blanc, surrounded by Peclet-Polset's many towering peaks. Modern architecture, for a clear and comfortable refuge.
Refuge de Péclet-Polset
At the gateway to Vanoise National Park, the Barmettes Hut offers breathtaking views of the entire valley. In a truly majestic setting at this ideally located, warm and cozy Savoyard chalet, rest and relax or enjoy traditional local cuisine.
Refuge Les Barmettes
A required stop when hiking the loop to circumnavigate the Vanoise Glaciers, Col de la Vanoise Pass, along the legendary GR55 trail, is also the most visited location in the Vanoise range, and rightly so.
Refuge du Col de la Vanoise
Built on the ruins of an old shepherd's shelter once run by monks, the hut is located in Chavière Valley. Ideal for hikers.
Refuge Le Roc de la Pêche
Anytime of the year, at 1470m elevation, for unforgettable holidays in our chalets, your campervan, caravan or your tent.
Camping les Lanchettes
Located in the heart of the Parc de la Vanoise in an old sheepfold converted into a refuge, at an altitude of 2145m, it benefits from a protected environment in the heart of the alpine fauna and flora allowing the observation of large mammals and birds of prey.
Refuge Entre Le Lac
Refuge | Refuge du Grand Plan | Courchevel
At the foot of the Pierra Menta in the Ormente valley, on a stage of the GR5 on the Tour du Beaufortin variant. In winter, when the refuge is not staffed, there is a room that sleeps 20. If you want to take your dog or camp there, please contact the warden.
La Plagne Tarentaise
Refuge de La Balme - Tarentaise
Refuge du Saut
If you do some hikings in our lovely mountains. Located on the edge of the Presset Lake, surrounded by the Pierra Menta - Mythic Peak for Alpine Skiing - from the Nova Needle and the Presset Peak.
La Côte-d'Aime
Refuge de Presset
During summer, 18 places (Coire), and 22 (Cormet) and a specific room for the pic-nic. During winter 14 places in the shelter "La Coire". A room for the pic-nic with a gas cooker, a woodburner, and all the dishes needed.
Refuge La Coire
La Léchère
Refuge La Grangette
The refuge opened in December 2012. Located at an altitude of 2,080 meters, on a magnificent and wild site in the Beaufortain massif.
Refuge du Nant du Beurre
The refuge is located next to the Vanoise National Park, reached by car in winter and summer.
Refuge du Bois
This Vanoise National Park mountain hut is located right below the famous Vanoise glaciers. The starting point for climbing the Dôme de Chasseforêt, the hut welcomes mountaineers, hikers on the loop trail circumnavigating the glaciers, and families who would like to spend the night in a typical mountain hut.
Refuge de la Valette
Overlookink a small mountain lake, this refuge of the Vanoise national park, on the GR5 and the Tour de la Vallaisonnay, proposes a great site seeing on the 3 highest peaks of Savoie.
Refuge du Col du Palet
At the start of many hikes and a 1-hour walk from the boundary of the heart of the Vanoise National Park, the refuge welcomes all kinds of visitors and provides information about the Park. It is a stopover on the GR5. A pair of Bearded Vultures nest nearby.
Refuge de Rosuel