Col des Fours from Manchet
“This hike is especially made for those fond of efforts rewarded and those who love the mountains. An encounter with the chamois remains an exception and is only more magical. To be consumed liberally!” Mylène Herrmann, Vanoise National Park Ranger
The hamlet of Manchet
The white-throated dipper
The butterfly bird
The yellow gentian
The arnica montana
The alpine accentor
The glacier buttercup
The Col des Fours
When leaving the car park of the Manchet ski lift, follow the paved road, which merges into the terrain path. Walk around the hamlet of Manchet following this path. Cross the bridge over the Fours stream. Take the trail to the left of the Park information boards. Walk 150 m to fall back on a vehicle track. Follow it to the left in order to get back to the trail that leads to the right after 300 m. Follow the direction of “Col des Fours”. 400 m after the Refuge du Fond des Fours, at the fork in the path, follow the direction of “Col des fours 1h10”. To return, walk back the opposite way.
- Departure : Manchet car park and ski lift, Val d'Isère
- Arrival : Manchet car park and ski lift, Val d'Isère
- Towns crossed : VAL D'ISERE
Catering and accommodation available at the Refuge du Fond des Fours. Catering available at the Ferme de l´Arselle.
Immeuble le Thovex<br>Place Jacques Mouflier<br>B.P. 228<br>73155 Val-d'Isère,
04 79 06 06 60
Rail connection to Bourg-Saint-Maurice. Information: www.voyages-sncf.com
Then transport by coach to the administrative centre of Val d´Isère. Information:www.transavoie.com
At Val d´Isère, free shuttle buses serve the Manchet valley to the Parc des Sports car park.
Access and parking
From the roundabout of the Tourist Information Office of Val d´Isère follow the RD 902, in the direction of the “Vallée du Manchet”. Go past the ski-runs roundabout, cross the hamlet of Châtelard, pass in front of the restaurant ""Les Clochetons”. Continue as far as the ski lift car park of Manchet."
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