58 – 136 km (with hiking routes)
Pralognan-La Vanoise (wide range of starting points)
Walk around the biggest ice cap in Europe!
Get up close and personal with the majestic Grande Casse (3 855m) and Dent Parrachée (3 697m) peaks and twenty glaciers forming a 70 km-long ice cap on this classic Alpine hike. You don’t need much experience to take on the mainly high mountain route. Walk alongside the Vanoise glaciers, including the famous Chasseforêt dome (3586m).
Must-sees and outstanding sites
- The Observation Point (3016m) and its stunning views from the Écrins to Mont Blanc
- Refuge du Fond d’Aussois hotel’s fountain, the local manneken pis
- A warm welcome in a range of mountain refuges
- Vaches Lake that you can cross on “lauze” stepping stones