The balcony path to Carro's Rifuge

at Bonneval-sur-Arc

  • Beautiful view over the Evettes glacier corrie and the Sources de l'Arc glaciers. Animal and plant life, lake and refuge.

    Take the path from the car park. After half an hour you'll reach the balcony path which takes you to the Carro refuge (2759 metres) and two lakes, Lac Noir and Lac Blanc. High-mountain decor at the heart of the Vanoise National Park.
    For the return trip, backtrack from the refuge to the path descending to the left. This takes you past the beautiful Montets waterfall, before joining the vehicle track leading back to the Ecot car park. From there, head back to Bonneval on the path through Ecot hamlet which follows the right bank of the Arc to the village. A there-and-back hike is also possible from the refuge. By staying overnight at the refuge you can extend your hike up to the Carro Pass (3122 metres) to enjoy the views over the Grand Paradis.
  • Plain text period
    From 01/07 to 01/10.

    Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.
  • Environment
    • Near shuttle stop
    • View onto lake, body of water, river, canal
    • Mountain view
    • In the mountains
    • Close to GR footpath
  • Spoken languages
    • fr*
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
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