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Tour des Glaciers de la Vanoise

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Distance 106.9 km
41:00 h
5,831 m
5,831 m
2,786 m
1,291 m

The Tour of the Glaciers through the Vanoise Massif is the classic walk par excellence in the Parc National de la Vanoise. 

The Vanoise massif in the French part of the Graian Alps lies south of Mont Blanc and close to the Italian border. The tour from hut to hut around the extensive glacier plateau leads through the first French national park in Savoy. The glaciers are not crossed but circumnavigated and admired from a distance. The region's well-known ski resorts are not even touched, but the landscape is characterised by three-thousand-metre peaks, moraines, rocky cirques, flower meadows and glacial lakes – pure nature. In part, hikers are guided along historic mule tracks such as the salt road between Pralognan and Termignin. On panoramic paths and through the forest of Orgère with its 600-year-old stone pines and larches, over boulder fields and moraine landscape, the hikers reach an idyllic hut in the midst of the imposing mountain world at the end of the day.


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