Sport

The Refuge of Fond d'Aussois

Aussois

Description

Did you know that the water basin you're passing by and its twin below, serve a particular purpose? They're part of the hydroelectric dam system powering the ONERA plant further down the valley. But now, your thoughts are distracted by the rhododendrons that line the path and the delightful scent of resin emanating from the Arolla pines. This little paradise is home to many animals: marmots, squirrels, bearded vultures, ibexes… You'll come across at least one of them. You come out of the trees onto a plain, through which the tranquil Saint-Antoine stream meanders. Follow it to the gorgeous Notre-Dame-des-Anges chapel. A few choughs soar up above; they seem to be guarding the place. At last, you reach the refuge, overlooking the former "Chalet de la Marie". Tim's warm welcome and the organic local food will certainly encourage you to make a stop. For the more adventurous, the hike continues on a slightly steeper slope towards Col d'Aussois. But your efforts will be handsomely rewarded by a breathtaking view of the Dent Parrachée, patched with snow.

Guidebook with maps/step-by-step

To guide you in the field, consult the "step-by-step" directional diagram provided in pdf.

Ouverture

From 01/06 to 15/10.

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.

Tarifs

Free access.

Contact et accès
RD 108 - Parking de la Carrière
73500 Aussois
Savoie (73)
Informations complémentaires
Équipements
  • Parking nearby
Animaux
  • Animaux interdits
Visite
  • Durée moyenne (individuels) : 180 min
À propos de la randonnée
  • Type : Aller-retour
  • Dénivelé positif : 320 m
  • Dénivelé négatif : 320 m
  • Altitude Max. : 2346 m
  • Distance : 8.8 Km
  • Length : 3H
  • Balisage : oui
  • Balisage : Mixed signposting (PR, PNV and GR)

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