Mont Jovet trail

Plagne Montalbert

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Sentier du Mont-Jovet
Lieu de départ : Sommet de Fornelet
73210 Plagne-Montalbert
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There are few mountain peaks that combine both conditions that are essential for a successful experience: an exceptional viewpoint and easy access. Mont Jovet is one of these and you will have the added bonus of seeing and hearing the Tarine cows with their loud cowbells.
It all starts with a first 360° panoramic view at the top of Le Fornelet, before you go towards the reservoir and Prajourdan chalets. Along the way, information boards tell you the story of life in these mountain pastures in the past.

You then come to the pastures where the Tarine cows spend a happy summer: listen to the cacophony of the cowbells ringing!

Then finally you reach Mont Jovet where you will see endless mountain peaks: La Lauzière, Le Beaufortain, La Vanoise, Mont-Blanc and Les Ecrins. On a clear day, more dedicated mountain enthusiasts will recognize the pyramid-shaped Matterhorn, the legendary mountain peak of the Swiss Valais.

After the effort comes the reward! The refuge below proposes delicious platters of cold meats and its famous omelettes, made with organic, short-circuit products!

The really lucky ones will be able to stay overnight there and enjoy the best moment of the day, when the sun rises over the mountain ridges: unique!

An orientation table shows you all the surrounding mountain peaks.
1/ Via Tête du Jarsey, approximately 900 m after the reservoir, take the fairly steep path to the right at "Le Lac des Grenouilles".
2/ Via Col du Signal, follow the pastoral path for about 3 km, then you will see the path winding up to your right.
3/ Via "Pas des Brebis", continue on the pastoral path to Les Etroits hamlet where you will find the trail.
Niveau difficulté
Level red – hard
Free access.
From 01/05 to 01/11.
Languages spoken
Animals accepted
Elevation gain
575 m
575 m
Type of itinerary

Mont Jovet trail

Lieu de départ : Sommet de Fornelet
73210 Plagne-Montalbert