chapelle St Pierre

Avérole's Hamlet & Refuge

at Bessans

  • A lovely path up to the Avérole refuge, between prairies and mountain hamlets, below the impressive Charbonnel glacier.

    250 metres past the hamlet of Les Vincendières, turn left onto the path that takes you almost to Avérole hamlet. Continue along the road and, after crossing Avérole, follow the lefthand track until you find yourself below the refuge (then allow 20 minutes to follow the fairly steep path up to the refuge). On the way back down, take the footbridge downstream from the refuge car park to cross the mountain stream to the left bank. Follow the path, which is a little challenging to begin with, to find yourself facing the hamlet of Les Vincendières (small bridge). In summer, there's a shuttle service between Bessans, Vincendières and Avérole.
  • Plain text period
    From 15/06 to 15/10.

    Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.
  • Environment
    • Mountain view
    • In the mountains
  • Spoken languages
    • fr*
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
  • Services
    • Animals accepted
      • Animaux acceptés sous certaines conditions. Tenus en laisse, sur les sentiers et/ou en présence de troupeaux ou de randonneurs. Autorisés dans le refuge.
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