Circuit des Gorges de la Pontille

Champagny en Vanoise

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Circuit des Gorges de la Pontille
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Parking Rue de la Tante Angèle Le Planay
73350 Champagny-en-Vanoise
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Hike up to the valley of Champagny le Haut from the village by a beautiful trail going along 2 via ferratas and passing over the Gorges of Pontille.
Starting point: Champagny le Bas, Le Planay, carpark "Via Ferrata des Grosses Pierres", Rue de la Tante Angèle
Arrival: idem
Duration: 2:20 hrs (1h uphill)
Distance: 6.3 km
Positive drop: 472 m
Type: loop

From the Planay district, at the Via Ferrata carpark, go straight ahead on a wide marked path. At the crossroads, on the left, a narrower path heads up, goes below the via ferrata "Grosses Pierres" and joins the road to Champagny le Haut.

Cross the road, walk a few meters straight on and then, take the path going up on the left at the hamlet "Plan des Mains" (sign) taking you at the chapel of Plan des Main. Walk along the path that goes under the via ferrata "Plan du Bouc" and which heads down to "La Couaz" (EDF dam).

Go across the road, the car park and the wooden bridge. Take the path on the right which climbs up above the Pontille gorges (sign). In the descent at the 2nd crossing, on the right (sign - Combe de Verdon - "Champagny Le Bas - Liotraz"), the path goes down to join a track heading down to the Chailles bridge (alt. 1192 m).

Cross the bridge on the tarred road, take the 1st road on the right (in front of the carpenter's workshop). At the 2nd right (in the bend), take a narrow path lined with trees (shortcut) which takes you to the rue des Perrières. Take across a tarred path that climbs up (with barriers); you arrive in the rue des Eculés. Turn left, follow the road and at the next crossroads, turn right into the old road of Bozel ("ancienne rue de Bozel"). Go on and at the end of the road, you arrive at the via ferrata carpark, near the rue de la Tante Angèle (starting point).
Free access.
From 01/05 to 01/11.

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.
Minimum age
5 yrs
Animals accepted
Elevation gain
472 m
472 m
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Parking Rue de la Tante Angèle Le Planay
73350 Champagny-en-Vanoise