After 14 km of sustained ascent and 1,000 metres of difference in altitude, hold your breath because it’s worth the effort!
Bellecombe, gateway to the Vanoise National Park, without doubt one of the most beautiful panoramas in the Alps!
A life-size postcard, an indelible souvenir in a corner of your memory!
Blue, white, green!
White, the Vanoise glaciers, there in front of you, sparkling under the sun.
Blue, the pure sky of a color that only altitude embellishes.
Green, high mountain pastures as far as the eye can see where cows, sheep and marmots enjoy themselves.

It’s good and it feels good! Do you know that it is here – and only here – that a priceless treasure is made: the Bleu de Termignon.

Altitude 2,362m

Bellecombe is a magical plateau in the heart of the Vanoise National Park surrounded by the most beautiful and highest peaks of the massif: La Grande Casse, 3,855m, La Dent Parrachée, 3,697m, La Grande Motte 3,653m, the domes of the Arpont 3,601m and Chasseforêt 3,586m, the Grand Roc Noir, 3,582m…

With a 360° view and the help of the orientation table located next to the Plan du Lac refuge, you will be unbeatable and your eyes will be on the wonders of a wild and preserved nature since 1963.

Bellecombe is a starting point for hiking in the Vanoise. There are many trails in the valleys that lead to the passes and refuges: Vallon d’Entre-Deux-Eaux, Vallon de la Leisse, Vallon de la Rocheure, col de la Vanoise, refuge de la Femma, refuge de l’Arpont, Plan du Lac, La Leisse, d’Entre-Deux-Eaux, Lac Blanc…

Bellecombe is a land of mountain pastures where herds of sheep and cows graze. Dairy cows that give their milk, which is used, among other things, to make “Bleu de Termignon”, a delight!

Bellecombe, these are lakes (Lac de Bellecombe, Lac Blanc) where trout fishermen introduce the youngest, it is a green setting where marmots race and watch you (don’t forget to bring your garbage with you)

Bellecombe is also the place where you will leave your vehicle (parking is free, you can continue a little on the way with the summer shuttle bus that arrives from Val Cenis Termignon)

And if you had the extraordinary courage to do the 14 km of climb and the 1026m of vertical drop by bike… Bravo! You will have well deserved to quench your thirst at the Auberge de Bellecombe!

You will have understood it, Bellecombe is also the most essential place of your holidays in Haute Maurienne Vanoise!

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