Alternative Col hike from Vallon du Prariond

Statistics

3 - 4

hrs

949

m

949

m

19

max°

Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Moderate

Description

Escape into the realm of ibex, chamois, and marmots where the peace and tranquility will leave you wanting to stay the night at the nearby refuge. The route starts near the bridge at the first hairpin of the Col de l'Iseran, after Val d'Isere.

It begins with a steep climb on a well-laid-out path overlooking an impressive gorge.

Climbing a few hundred meters, the valley opens and you are greeted with a green lake, high mountains, and tame marmots.

You will soon arrive at the Refuge du Prariond where you can stop for a coffee or lunch. You can return to the car at this point or continue on towards the Col de la Lose.

Alternatively, at the intersection, you can head toward the alternative Col by taking the right-hand trail heading to Col de la Galise (2987m).

The route shown here climes to Col de la Galise. Once at the top, you can look far down into the Italian Vallee de Cenesole.

After taking in the view, follow the same path back to the car.

Dogs are not permitted on this trail.