The loop begins at the heart of the Valmorel ski station at the tree-top rope park, just across from the Piou-Piou kid’s club. Follow a wide track, through forests and prairies until arriving to a far-reaching field at Plan Parc (1425m). At this point, the hike offers a panoramic view of the Morel Valley and the Lauzière Massif. Keep following the track as you pass through l’Ormay (1377m), where you take a right turn and enter the forest to reach, first, the hamlet of Combe d’en haut (1240m), and then, Fey-Dessus (970m).
From there on, slowly wind back up towards Valmorel, through Les Avanchers (1080m) with its small public fountains, winding alleys and baroque church. Cross over the Morel torrent before reaching Lancheverne (1208m). Keep going straight, on the last uphill fragment, to Fontaine which marks the way into Valmorel. Walk through the ski station to rejoin the starting point.
- Departure : Valmorel, tree-top rope park
- Arrival : Valmorel, tree-top rope park
- Towns crossed : AIGUEBLANCHE and LES AVANCHERS-VALMOREL
Ideal hike on a clear day to admire the view of the Morel Valley.
Because of its length, this walk is unadvised for beginners.
Access and parking
From Albertville: RN90 (exit 37), RD97 (through La Léchère), then RD97A (through Bellecombe) then RD95 until Valmorel.
From Moûtiers: RN90 (exit 38), RD92 (through d'Aigueblanche), then RD94 until the round-about then RD95 until Valmorel.
4 points of interest
All sorts of animals live on this mini-farm - hens, geese, pigs, goats and rabbits ... Come and learn more about how they are reared in the mountain environment. You can even go for a donkey ride and take away some soap made from the milk of a jenny (female donkey). An ideal family outing!
Open in summer.
Price: €5. Free for under 3s. Admission included in the Pass'Aventure.
Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Valmo Bourricot, 73260, LES AVANCHERS VALMOREL
Tel: +33 (0)18.104.22.168.51 / +33 (0)22.214.171.124.65
Plan Parc PlateauAdmire the stunning panoramic view over the Morel Valley and the whole of La Lauzière mountain range from this sweeping grassland dotted with picturesque chalets!
St André's Church in Les Avanchers-ValmorelSt André's Church was built in 1676, where a previous building had once stood, most probably from the 13th century. This Baroque-style church has retained the former Romanesque-style bell tower, which used to house four bells up until the French Revolution. Today, only three remain, two of which were cast in the 19th century and one which dates back to 1613, as you can read on an engraved inscription.
Museum of traditions
Uncover the secrets of what daily life in the mountains used to be like in a house that has been standing for more than three centuries. It still bears the original décor both inside and out!
Museum founded in July 1991 by Michel Théate, a resident of Les Quarante-Planes. He has safeguarded this heritage over the years, and showcased its wealth, by looking after artefacts and documents of all kinds (most of which are loans or donations from other residents, and the remainder of which were bought by the founder himself), to hikers and visitors to the village curious to know more about mountain life in the old days.
Open from July to September: Tuesdays and Fridays
Musée des traditions : Quarante Planes 73260 - Les Avanchers-Valmorel
Telephone: +33 (0)4 79 09 86 05