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The ridges of La Balme

The ridges of La Balme
The ridges of La Balme
The ridges of La Balme

Description

Take the chairlift to enjoy this family trail at an altitude of over 2,000 metres, offering incomparable views.
From the arrival point of the Plan du Moulin chairlift, take this wide slope accessible to all and offering a breathtaking 360-degree view over the whole valley. Between views of the glaciers of the Grandes Rousses Massif and the Ecrins, you can also enjoy an unforgettable picnic break facing the Aiguilles d'Arves: the choice is yours!

Technical Information

Walking
Difficulty
Very easy
Duration
1h
Dist.
1.5 km
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Starting point

Plan du Moulin , 73530 Saint-Sorlin-d'Arves
Lat : 45.206838Lng : 6.207994

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Walks and hikes

Discover the hamlet of Les Prés Plans, Les Vachers or the small lakes at altitude, Saint Sorlin d'Arves offers various short walks.CARTE IGN 3335 ET and 3435ET : on sale at "Lolita Boutique". HIKING GUIDE BOOKS : 5 € on sale at the Tourist Office or by mail (download your order). CARTOGUIDE : 7€ on sale at the Tourist Office. PACK : TOPO GUIDE + CARTOGUIDE : 10€ On sale at the Tourist Office. With the many lakes and many landscapes St Sorlin has a beautiful environment and many hiking trails. Below walks and hikes possible around St Sorlin : La vallée des Prés Plans Easy out-and-back walk giving access to the old village of Les Prés Plans with a chapel dating from 1630 and a number of farms. Lengh: 1h30 return Start: hotel-restaurant Le Gros Caillou (D5 on village map) follow signs for « Vieux Village des Prés Plans » way marking. Accesible for handicapped persons. Le tour des petits lacs d'altitude (Potron et Guichard) Easy walk around the small high lakes. Panoramic area giving views over the Arvan Valley. Lengh : 1h - Start: Col de la Croix de Fer track passing under the stele. Ideal picnic place. Lac Laitelet Recommended spot to stop and enjoy the view. Very easy access along the road. Access : RD 926, 1 km below the Col de la Croix de Fer. Ideal picnic place.

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Self-guided hikes

More than 100 km of marked trails await you in and around Saint Sorlin d'Arves. From the different hamlets, family discoveries or more daring ascent, many possibilities are offered to you in an exceptional setting.CARTE IGN 3335 ET and 3435ET : on sale at "Lolita Boutique" HIKING GUIDE BOOKS : 5 € on sale at the Tourist Office or by mail (download your order) CARTOGUIDE : 7€ on sale at the Tourist Office PACK : TOPO GUIDE + CARTOGUIDE : 10€ On sale at the Tourist Office WALKING OUT AND ACCOMPANIED: see Mountain guides With the many lakes and many landscapes St Sorlin has a beautiful environment and many hiking trails. Below walks and hikes possible around St Sorlin: Les trois lacs This hike is a little bit longer from the others, but it is not difficult. You can reach the beautifull site called ?les 3 lacs? (the 3 lakes) at the foot of the Etendard glacier. Start Col de la Croix de Fer, follow signs for « Refuge de l'Etendard ». Lengh : 5h Ramp: 366m to get to the refuge (catering).

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Date and time

  • From 01/05/2024 to 10/11/2024
  • From 01/05/2025 to 10/11/2025

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Office de Tourisme de Saint-Sorlin-d'Arves - 19/07/2024
www.saintsorlindarves.com
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Guidebook with maps/step-by-step

From the arrival point of the Plan du Moulin Express chairlift, turn left along the 4*4 track to follow the ridge towards the arrival point of the Blanchards chairlift. Continue along the ridge to the viewpoint at the end of the path, overlooking the Roche Noire ski lift. Take the same route back.

Contact

Phone : 04 79 59 71 77

Email : info@saintsorlindarves.com

Website : www.saintsorlindarves.com

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Caution!
We have no information on the difficulty of this circuit. You may encounter some surprises along the way. Before you go, please feel free to inquire more and take all necessary precautions. Have a good trip! 🌳🥾