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The Middle Balcony

The Middle Balcony

Beautiful short hike with two remarkable points: the Plan Desert Lake and the balcony path of the Horn.
DEPARTURE: Parking Planay.

ROUTE: from the Planay car park, follow briefly the main road and, at the garage of the ski lifts, turn left towards the COMBES. Continue on the communal road to LE CHARDONNET then right on the track to LE STOMU. Continue straight on the trail then the pleasant trail to PLAN DESERT. From there, take the track on the right which goes up to SOUS LE BOUZA then LE BOUZA. Take the track on the left and join the intersection of SUR LE TRE. Get off on the trail through the forest by LA CORNE and continue on this path until the RUISSEAU DE LA CORNE. Take the track on the left towards CHEMIN DE LA PEIGNIÈRE, then on the right the municipal road towards CRET and PLANAY.

- Lake Plan Desert, nice little lake with barbecues and picnic tables, ideal for a gourmet break!
- The chalets of Bouza, an example of the well preserved architecture of old farms.

10 km
3 h 45 mn
max. 1728 m
min. 1309 m
400 m
400 m

Altimetric profile

Styles : HikingMountainForest
Public : FamilyOccasional hikers

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Starting point

73590 Notre-Dame-de-Bellecombe
Lat : 45.80409Lng : 6.55046
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Phone : 04 79 31 61 40

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Open period

From 01/06 to 30/09.

Reception conditions for animals

Dogs must be kept on a leash because of the presence of herds.

Updated by

Office de Tourisme du Val d'Arly - 26/08/2020

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