Madeleine pass (B25)

Madeleine pass (B25)

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This hike will take you to the legendary Madeleine Col with a great view of the surrounding valleys.


The top of the Altispace chair lift offers a panorama over the Morel Valley and the Lauzière Massif. From there, take the large downhill path which then goes up to the Arenouillaz (2 020m). Continue towards the top of the chairlifts (2 185m) which are at the heart of the Valmorel ski resort. The Madeleine Col, famous Tour de France gateway, is a short downhill walk from there. Continue down the Rave valley on a small path until arriving at the Rozet (1 640m). After a short uphill portion, follow the Eau Rousse Valley which offers a view over the Lauzière Massif. Walk by the Petit Mucillon until arriving at le Biard (1 560m). For a shortcut, re-join Valmorel by passing through Montolivet.

Keep on the road which goes around the Montagne de Tête (Mountain of the head). Go past the junction at the Arenouillaz ski lift until arriving back at the Altispace chair-lift.  

  • Departure : Altispace chair lift or Madeleine Col
  • Arrival : Altispace chair lift or Madeleine Col

Altimetric profile


Alternate starting points at the Lanchettes chair-lift, the Celliers cable car or the Madeleine Col.

To make the most of the views, do this hike on a clear day.

Information desks

Bourg Morel, 73260 Valmorel

https://www.valmorel.cominfo@valmorel.com04 79 09 85 55

Access and parking

From Albertville, RN90 (exit 37), RD97 (through La Léchère), then RD97A (through Bellecombe) then RD95 until Valmorel. Take the Altispace chair lift.

From Moûtiers, RN90 (exit 38), RD92 (through Aigueblanche), then RD94 until the round-about then RD95 until Valmorel. Take the Altispace chair lift.

Parking :

Valmorel, car parks P4,P5 or P6