Tour des Aiguilles d'Arves : Refuge des Aiguilles d’Arves - Albanne

Tour des Aiguilles d'Arves : Refuge des Aiguilles d’Arves - Albanne

  • Distance 17.4km
  • Altitude maximum 2237m
  • Altitude minimum n/c
  • Marche 07h45
  • Dénivelé positif 649m
  • Dénivelé négatif 1279m
  • Commune de départ Valloire
  • Nature du terrain Gravillons / Non adapté aux poussettes / Rocher / Terre


The 6th stage of the Aiguilles d'Arves tour. You'll set off from the Aiguilles d'Arves refuge to reach the hamlet of Albanne, passing through the village of Valloire. This varied, mainly downhill hike is difficult because of its length.

The Tour des Aiguilles d'Arves, a hiking trail between Savoie and Hautes-Alpes, takes you on a wilderness adventure, immersing you in a succession of high-altitude passes, panoramic ridges and flower-filled mountain pastures grazed by numerous herds of cattle, goats and sheep.

This interdepartmental itinerary, dedicated to the very best mountain hikers, combines history and trade, wars and peddlers, between the former State of Savoy and the Kingdom of France. On these ancient paths steeped in history, these slopes and ridges, cross the border! To activate geolocation, click on the map icon.

Guidebook with maps/step-by-step

Departure - Refuge des Aiguilles d'Arves, go down to Commandraut on the same path as the day before. 1- At Commandraut, turn left towards the hamlet of Les Verneys. 2 - Cross the hamlet towards the main road. 3- Cross the road and the Valloirette. 4 - Walk along the right bank of the torrent as far as the Valloirette footbridge. 5 - Then climb up to the hamlet of Poingt Ravier. 6- Continue up the balcony path as far as Pain du Sucre, crossing the Villard stream (footbridge installed around June 10 and removed around September 15). 7- At La Turraz, head for the gros Mélèze, take the balcony path on your left at the 1st intersection, then leave the downhill path on your right (after the wetland footbridge) and continue flat out. 8- At the next intersection, take the straight downhill path on your right, crossing the torrent des moulins at the foot of a footbridge. 9 - From here, follow the downhill path to Albanne. After crossing the meadows, turn left at the crossroads, arriving at Albanne.


- Mountain boots suitable for walking on varied terrain (rigid soles)
- Rain gear
- Warm clothing
- (Pair of telescopic poles)
- Cash (CB terminals not always available in refuges)

Tour des Aiguilles d'Arves : Refuge des Aiguilles d’Arves - Albanne

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