Glacier path

Champagny en Vanoise

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A la découverte des Glaciers
Parking du Laisonnay d'en bas
73350 Champagny-en-Vanoise
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Informations COVID-19

If you wish to sleep in the refuge, it is imperative to book in advance and to respect the Covid-19 measures in force.
Contact the Glière refuge : +33 77 08 96 85 / /
The waymarked Glacier trail, created by the Vanoise Park, lets you discover some of the highest Vanoise glaciers and helps you understand the origin of glaciers, the way they built up, etc. Starting from Le Laisonnay, walk up to the Glière dried lake (former glacier lake), then to the Grand Plan chalet: behold the view over the glaciers and the Grande Casse. Perfect for a family outing!
Duration : 4hrs
Distance : 15 km
Positive drop : 810 m
Type : outward and return

The itinerary, in the heart of the Vanoise National Park, is marked out with 8 numbered milestones which give you a lots of information about the mountain glaciers.

Arrival at the Glière refuge where you can eat (possibility to stay for the night - reservation is required). You can continue to the Plan du Sel mountain pasture where Beaufort cheese is made (purchase on site) and where herds of Abondance and Tarines cows graze.

Glière refuge : +33 6 77 08 96 85
Niveau difficulté
Level bue - Medium
For beginners / novice
Free access.
Data en openingstijden
From 01/05 to 01/11.

Subject to favorable weather.
OK for families with children
Elevation gain
810 m
810 m
Type of itinerary
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Glacier path

Parking du Laisonnay d'en bas
73350 Champagny-en-Vanoise