Bellecombe to Plan du Lac

Haute-savoie, France
  • 1 Hour / 4 KM
  • Loop
  • Easy
Refuge Porte du Plan du Lac is easy to get to, but you''re high in the mountains © by Francofranco56 on wikimedia

Introduction to Bellecombe to Plan du Lac

Because Refuge Porte du Plan du Lac is so close to Bellecombe (2307) - where you can leave your car - it's the perfect destination for a family hike. A free shuttle bus (called navette) even goes all the way to the mountain hut, so a member of your party who is not up for the walk can join you there. But there's really no reason not to walk from Bellecombe, it's a gentle stroll. Very suitable for (small) children. And on foot the views are always just a bit better than from a bus.

The refuge is a nice place for lunch. Plenty of space for a lazy picknick. And lots of options for extending your walk.

When to go

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Refuge Porte du Plan du Lac is open only in summer, from the start of june to the end of september. The free bus only operates in july and august.

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What kind of hike?
Ascend and descend
  • 60 m
  • 60 m
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Starting Point
Bellecombe parking, Termignon
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