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Ascent of Plan du Lac, from Termignon

val-cenis-refuge-plan-du-lac-vanoise - Dimitri Kalioris
  • val-cenis-velo-profile-montee-vanoise - Alexandre Gros / Maurienne Tourisme
  • Glaciers de la Vanoise - Dimitri Kalioris

From Termignon, the climb to Plan du Lac allows you to discover the Vanoise National Park and its glaciers.


In the heart of the National Park you will certainly meet marmots, eagles, orchids and other remarkable alpine fauna and flora. High mountain atmosphere and pure air guaranteed.
From a cycling point of view, this route is demanding. This ascent will offer you little respite over more than 12 km, with several ramps of more than 10% slope. But it's worth it because up there, even without effort, it's so beautiful that it takes your breath away!

The state of the road is average, and its frequentation is moderate. In July-August, many vehicles go up to the parking of Bellecombe which is a famous starting point for hikers. So avoid being on this road around 9am.

You will find water and food points in Termignon and at the refuge of Plan du Lac. The nearest repair point is located in Termignon (Ski Set).


  • Bar
  • Public toilets
  • Orientation table
  • Parking nearby
  • Cycling itinerary


  • Mountain view
  • In the mountains


Free access.

Opening period

From 15/05 to 31/10.

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.

Additional opening

  • Subject to favorable weather conditions

  • Subject to snow conditions

Spoken languages

  • English
  • French



Animals accepted : No

Ascent of Plan du Lac, from Termignon
Termignon 73500 Val-Cenis