Refuge du Grand Bec - Flirt with the Alps for a weekend

  • Refuge du Grand Bec - Planay
  • Refuge du Grand Bec - Planay
  • Montée refuge Grand Bec
  • Fontaine Froide - Planay
  • Sentier refuge du Grand Bec
  • Refuge Grand Bec
  • Refuge Grand Bec
  • Planche refuge Grand Bec
  • Repas refuge Grand Bec
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Definitively the Lord of the valley ! Perfect trail to discover landscapes and alpine pastures way of life. Take a break and enjoy a night at Grand Bec refuge. For mountain beginners, return trip to the refuge.
How to go:
After Planay village take the road on the left in the direction of Chamberanger. Before Chamberanger, take the road at the right side which reaches Plan Fournier (1723m) where you can find a small parking with some places.
At the gate of the Vanoise national Park, in a beautiful place, a small refuge sits at the bottom of the Vuzelle’s peak, with a nice view on the Grand Bec Mountain, on the Vallonet peak and on the Chavière valley.
This walk is easy to reach with children, parents, grand-parents, walkers or mountain climber.

To go up:
You will find a sign at the beginning in Plan Fournier; follow the direction of the Grand Bec refuge. Footpath and sign are clearly visible. Crossing the forest, and then going up through a comb under the Vuzelle and the same name pass. This way to go up has a really nice view on the valley of Bozel, the Lauziere Massif and the Vanoise Massif.
OuverturesFrom 24/06 to 11/09.
Depending on snow condition.

Subject to favorable weather.
  • Levels of sporting experience :
    • Level red – hard
  • SITRA services :
    • Route BOUCLE
    • Elevation (m) 900
    • Daily duration (minutes) 300
    • Route 900
    • Route 2405
  • Sections :
    • Sport
  • Services :
    • Pets welcome
  • Pedestrian sports :
    • Pedestrian sports
    • Hiking itinerary
Equipments & Services
  • Parking :
    • Car park
  • Leisure facilities :
    • Picnic area
Refuge du Grand Bec - Flirt with the Alps for a weekend
Plan Fournier
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Refuge du Grand Bec - Rando pédestre 2 jours en milieu alpin
Plan Fournier
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 45.43114
Longitude : 6.711277
  • Environment :
    • Mountain location


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