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France
Rhône-Alpes / PACA
Savoie / Hautes-Alpes
Modane / Névache
Vallée Etroite

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A Tarred or paved road
B Dirt track
C Mule trail
D Mountain trail
E Equipped trail (cables, ladders)
F No trail

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R125 Modane » Granges de la Vallée Etroite
  |   6h30   |   19 km   |   1275 m   |   616 m

Taking the GR® 5 trail from Modane and then the GR® 57, the trail leaves the forest to open out onto the Mount Thabor massif. After the Vallée Etroite pass, the trail heads back down towards the “Granges de la Vallée Etroite”, a French enclave on Italian territory.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
Modane
1131 m
| D  4.6 km / 1h40
Le Charmaix
1558 m
| D  7.9 km / 2h50
Col de la Vallée Etroite
2456 m
| D  1.6 km / 0h30
Plaine de Tavernette
2212 m
| D  2.6 km / 0h50
Pont de la Fonderie
1910 m
| D  2.3 km / 0h40
Granges de la Vallée Etroite
1776 m
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  • Thierry M - 2013-12-17
    Monaco - Trieste

    on the way it is possible to take on Mont Thabor. Col de la vallee etroite is really near refuge Mont Thabor also for accomodation

    2h30 up from Granges de la vallee etroite to Col de la vallee etroite on a freezing snowy day in June 2013

    From Col de la vallee etroite to ugly Modane 4hours with bad weather condition.
    Passing by Val frejus ski resort on the way down (dead town in June 2013)
  • Martin Schreiber - 2011-04-06
    I was in Refugio "Tre Alpini" for only half an hour. The hut employees or whoever cared about us were really unfriendly. Also the food wasn't impressive.
    Either go on with the next day trip or stay at the other hut. Maybe this one is more convenient.
  • Martin Schreiber - 2011-04-04
    Almost every possible accomodation was fully booked as I arrived in Le Charmaix. Also "Gite Les Tavernes". There is a tourist information in the center where you can ask for an accommodation.
    I was lucky and got a small appartement with a kitchen for 30 EUR in the center of the village. Contact information below. There's also a supermarket where you can buy some ingredients for cooking. Bon appetit! :-)

    Immovalfrejus-Marinke
    0637257543
Last update : 2013-02-06