Planaval - Rifugio chalet de l'Epée
A Trek through Valgrisenche with a view over the large village dam.
A Arvier walk
posted on 01/03/12 by Tamtraductions. Last update : 29/10/16
N 45.673007° / E 7.079321°
N 45.588924° / E 7.060007°
Ref. 3532ET, 3532ETR
Head south today, first on a road then on a trail on the right bank of the torrent (S).
Walk along the bank for roughly 2 km before reaching Valgrisenche village. Head towards the football field (1) at the bottom of the village and take a left (sign) route n°2.
Rapidly head up a trail shifting between road and path, finally sticking to the path leading to mountain sheepfolds (Benevy (2) and Prariond).
Remain under Seia Mountain, go through Alpage de Plaz Londzet (3).
Keep going in fairly constant south west direction on a trail reaching l'Alpage de la Fée (5) and its shelter.
- S : km 0 - alt. 1,563 m
- 1 : km 5.83 - alt. 1,679 m
- 2 : km 8.68 - alt. 2,111 m
- 3 : km 9.37 - alt. 2,173 m
- E : km 11.55 - alt. 2,368 m
Refuge de l'Epée: this shelter is used by numerous tourists during the summer season in particular.
Always stay careful and alert while following a route. Visorando and the author of this walk cannot be held responsible in the event of an accident during this route.
During the walk or to do/see around
Opposite the shelter you can catch a glimpse of the stunning Pointe du Ruitor and its access shelter.
In front you, to the west, la Grande Sassiére marking the border and revealing nearby Val d'Isère.