La Pointe de la Vélière

Champagny en Vanoise

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La Pointe de la Vélière
Sommet de la télécabine
73350 Champagny-en-Vanoise
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Get some fresh air at the top of the moutains hiking on the southern slope of Champagny en Vanoise through the Combe des Arriérés and take pleasure from a breathtaking panoramic view.
Starting point: top of the gondola (1970 m)
Arrival: idem
Duration: 2:30 hrs (1:20 uphill)
0/ Upper station of the gondola (alt. 1970m)
At the top of the gondola, take the road that goes up to the right, passing near the arrival of the ski lift, then the departure of the Rossa chairlift.

1/ It continues to cross; at the level of the "Roc des Blanchets" high altitude restaurant (closed in summer), take the track on the right which leads to the paragliding take-off.
Still crossing this track, pass under the rocks of Les Arriérés to enter the Combe of the same name.
The track climbs, still climbing, and takes you to the Ruines du Tougne (Alt 2138m).

2/ From here, leave the track on the left, to go up the grassy slope following the path: in 40min reach the summit decorated with a cross.
Magnificent view at 360°C; very aerial.
Descent: by the same route.

Variant descent:
Difference in altitude: 67m
Highest point: 2534m
Walking time: 1h30

3/ A path following the ridge line leads to the Col de la Bauche de Mio. Beautiful aerial path on the ridge (be careful); return via the Combe des Arriérés and the Ruines du Tougne.
Estimated additional time: about 1h30.
Niveau difficulté
Level bue - Medium
Free entry for children < 5 years.

Gondola ticket 2024 :

Free for under-5 years old

1 pedestrian / mountain bike passage* :
- Adult (from 13 years old): 8 €.
- Child (5 to 12 years old included): 6.50 €.

Single rate for 4 pedestrian/ mountain bike ascents*: 26 €.

1 day La Plagne pedestrian/ mountain bike* :
- Adult (from 13 years old): 20 €.
- Child (5 to 12 years old included): 16 €.

*Excluding Live 3000

1 week La Plagne pedestrian/mountain bike including Live3000 :
- Adult (from 13 years old): 73 €.
- Child (5 to 12 years old included) : 59 €.

Season La Plagne pedestrian/mountain bike :
- Adult (from 13 years old): 145 €.
- Child (5 to 12 years old included): 116 €.
From 03/07 to 30/08
Opening hours daily between 9 am and 12.45 pm and between 2 pm and 5.40 pm.
Closed on Saturday.

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.
Accepted payment methods
Bank/credit card
Downloadable files
Minimum age
7 yrs
Elevation gain
500 m
500 m
Type of itinerary
♿ Tourism and Disability
Not accessible in a wheelchair

La Pointe de la Vélière

Sommet de la télécabine
73350 Champagny-en-Vanoise

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