lac Vanoise

5 sports days right in the heart of Vanoise of the forest to the glaciers

Big Tour of Tarentaise

Touring hike in France
Duration: 5 days
from 594 €
* from 15 years old
Technical level required:
Physical level required:

Minimal level : Sportsman - height between 1700 m and 3100 m
Walking time : between 2 h 30 adn 5 to 6 hours maxi.
Heigh variation : Between 350m and 700m positive and beteen 300m and 1600m negative.
Luggage porterage : Personal backpack with personal belongings + day picnic. 


Name : Françoise GIMENEZ
Diploma : Mountain guide
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The 5the day by an high moutain guide from the Guides office of Pralognan of Vanoise

5 days of crossing in touring sports Level

Height: between 1700 m and 3100 m

From Méribel-Mottaret to Champagny in Vanoise, unsuspected routes in the heart of 3 Valleys. Wild itinerant ride supervised by professionals of the mountain, at the foot of the biggest icecap of Europe and the highest summit of the massif, borrowing paths and off path secrets of the National park of Vanoise, forest up to the glaciers!

Collars allow us to cross valleys and to cross Vanoise in what she moreover may as landscapes. Then, in highlight, a hike on glacier makes us cross a glacial collar to discover a protected valley: we are on the tracks of the pioneers of the mountain, throughout a day of escapade with a mountain guide, unforgettable experience at the sunrise!

Group size

Required minimum number:  5 participants
Required maximum number: 12  participants
From 15 years old

Accommodation type

Mountain refuges (Municipal, National park of Vanoise or French Alpine Club)
- Guarded Refuge of Saut: municipal - renovated in 2013: any comfort
Refuge of Péclet Polset: CAF renovated in 2005
Refuge of Valletta: PNV renovated in 2008
Refuge of the collar of Vanoise: CAF at the end of renovation in 2014


Breakfast and dinners prepared by the team of refuges and on-the-spot consommés.
Picnic prepared by the team of refuges and taken and consumed during the day.


Private car or train to join the meeting place the first day: the train resort of Moutiers.

Transfer in taxi (Apollon Taxi - Pralognan Vanoise) the first day between Moutiers and Méribel Mottaret and the last day between Pralognan and Moutiers.


Police formalities : compulsory ID card with date of validity.

Sanitary formalities : Warn your guide of any medical risk. To realize this stay in the best conditions, we advise you to make beforehand a medical balance sheet with your general practitioner to confirm your capacity for the trekking.

Access to the meeting

By every possible means at your convenience, train or personal vehicle

Several possible dates

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594 € each one / from 15 years old

The price includes

Elements described above concerning: 

  • The organization
  • The half board in refuge at 4 nights
  • The tokens of shower in all the refuges
  • The picnics from day 2 to the day 5
  • The frame by a guide + a mountain guide for the day 5
  • Taxi of Moûtiers to Méribel Mottaret (starting point 1st day) then transfer in taxi the 5th day between Champagny the Top and parks Moûtiers SNCF
  • The loan of the material of mountain climbing for the glacial hike of the last day (belts, studs, ropes)
The price don't includes

Elements described above concerning:

  • The day 1 lunch, the day 5 dinner
  • The personal insurances: personal civil liability …
  • The individual equipment,
  • Drinks
  • Police formalities and sanitary
  • All which is not mentioned in this document
Payment terms

Deposit of 30 % on registration. Balance in 30 days of the departure. Payments accepted by bank transfer or bank card.


Every participant have to be a holder of a civil liability as well as an individual guarantee multirisk with the aim of protecting itself incidents or accidents which can arise before either during the trekking.

If needed, we propose you several formulae of insurances, under the condition that your place of residence is in Europe:

  • ASSISTANCE : repatriation / expenses of help and search in 1 % of the amount of the price,
  • CANCELLATION in 3,5 % of the amount of the price
  • In the case of purchase of both formulae, Assistance + cancellation to 4,5 %, you will be also covered for the interruption of stay. 

General arrangements of Insurance on brochures Europ Assistance.

Day 1
Of wood in high mountain pastures, gone up to the refuge of Saut.
Gone up by the wood of the Leafy branch together with nutcracker speckled, at the heart of the biggest nature reserve of cembros pines.
Break on the lake of the Fairies in the middle of high mountain pastures.
After this putting in leg, Arrived late in the afternoon at the refuge of Saut in 2100 m.
Municipal refuge renovated in 2013, with welcoming guards, local cooking "house", an accommodation with showers and rooms from 5 to 7 people.
Dinner and at night in the refuge.
Time of walking: 2:30 am - Made uneven: + 350 m
Day 2
First approach of a giant of ice!
Breakfast, then departure of the refuge of Saut. Gone up by observing marmots in high mountain pastures during milky torrent of Allues.
According to the moraine of the glacier of Gébroulaz, dumping in an extraordinary landscape up to the collar of the Sulfur, the mineral and lunar. Picnic prepared by the guards, tasted at the heart of the massif of Vanoise. Stop freshness at the edge of the lakes of height and arrival late in the afternoon to the refuge of Péclet Polset (on 2500 m), welcoming for the walkers and the climbers; in an atmosphere "mountain". " Home-made ", copious meals for the sportsmen.
Dinner and at night in the refuge CAF of Péclet Polset (on 2480 m)
Rooms from 4 to 12 people, toilet and showers.
Time of walking: 4:30 am made uneven: + 700 m / - 400 m
Day 3
Valley of Chavière off path
After a good breakfast, a departure through the moraines of the icecap, followed by crossings of high mountain pastures. Observation of the fauna (chamoises and ibexes) presents at the foot of the point of the Monitoring center and the top of Planettes.
Stop picnics prepared by the guard at the heart of the national park.
Of glacial circuses in cirques, chain of paths and off path to join the refuge of Valletta, real eyrie of Vanoise! Possibility of bathing in the lakes of height in the surroundings.
Dinner and at night in the refuge PNV of Valletta (on 2600 m)
Time of walking: 5:00 am - Made uneven: + 500 m / - 300 m
Day 4
Magic circuses! Small Gavarnie of the Savoie!
Breakfast and departure for the extraordinary glacial circuses of Grands Marchet. At the foot of the biggest icecap of Europe, crossing of waterfalls, circuses and alpine collars.
Route in balcony until legendary refuge of the collar(pass) of Vanoise: on the tracks of the pioneers of the mountain climbing in Vanoise.
Dinner and at night in the refuge CAF of the collar of Vanoise (on 2500 m), done up like new in 2014, warm and comfortable. Copious meal adapted to the effort in mountain.
Meeting with the mountain guide for the hike(ride) of the next day.
Time of walking: 5:00 am - Made uneven: + 600 m / - 300 m
Day 5
Walk on the ice, at the foot of the highest summit of Vanoise!
Breakfast and very morning departure for the collar of the Big Breakage (3100 m).
Easy glacial ride supervised by a mountain guide. At the foot of the face the North and of the corridor of the Italians, the approach of the world of above and the unforgettable experience!
Crossing of the collar of the Big Breakage and redescente in the valley of Champagny the Top, via the refuge of Glière.
Picnic, prepared by the guard the day before, pulled by the bag in the course of ride.
Time of walking: 5:00 am - Made uneven: + 600 m / - On 1600 m
It is of course only area code, it will be necessary to us to adapt ourselves to the hazards of the weather report as well as in the conditions of the mountain and the participants. In the last resort, the mid mountain guide remains only judge of the program whom he can modify because of imperatives of safety.
Equipment furnished

Loan of the equipment for the glacial ride: belts, studs and ropes.

Personal equipment to be planned
  • Shoes of big hike (sole vibram cramponnables with good rigidity, rising)
  • Maxi backpack 55 liters
  • Gloves and hat for the day 5
  • Cap or hat
  • Glasses sun protection strong mountain
  • Polar jacket
  • Pants mountain
  • Cut waterproof wind
  • Gourd
  • Sunscreen protection mountain + stick with lips
  • Extra clothes
  • Small toilet bag
  • Sheet light bag
  • Personal pharmacy (bandages care of feet, paracetamol …)
  • Sticks of walking (deeply advised)
  • Cameras for the memories twins to observe the fauna
  • Foods of personal races (dried fruits, energy bars)

Not exhaustive list