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Crossing the Platé Desert by Barmerousse

© Crossing the Platé Desert by Barmerousse - Nicolas Trichard

Explore the Platé Desert by climbing to the heights of the Fiz massif. This physical hike invites you to travel with a magnificent link in the heart of the largest Lapiaz in Europe between the refuges of Varan and Platé.

Description

From the Via Ferrata de Curalla car park, follow the track then the path that leads to the Varan refuge. A technical path then climbs straight up in the direction of Barmerousse. Follow the red dots marked on the ground to cross the magnificent limestone desert to the Platé refuge. Head south to descend to Charbonnière. The path then becomes wider up to the Jardin des Cimes from where you can reach the starting point via the Balcons d'Assy.

Itinéraire

  • Distance 12.9km
  • Type d'itinéraire BOUCLE
  • Dénivelé positif 1510m
  • Dénivelé négatif 1510m
  • Durée 06h20
  • Itinéraire balisé Yes
  • Nature du terrain Rock, Stone, Ground, Not suitable for strollers
  • Altitude maximum 2325m

Opening period

From 01/06 to 15/11.
Depending on snow conditions.

Location

Animals

Pets allowed : Yes

Pets accepted at extra cost : No

Crossing the Platé Desert by Barmerousse
Parking de la Via Ferrata - Chemin de Curalla Plateau d'Assy 74190 Passy
  • Distance 12.9km
  • Durée 06h20
  • Dénivelé positif 1510m
  • Dénivelé négatif 1510m