Chalet et Col d’Orgeval

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Starting point

Parking du Nant Fourchu
73630 École
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From the village of École, take the "Vallon de Bellevaux" road and follow it to the authorised limit of the Nant Fourchu car park (6 km).


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Level red – hard
9 km
Round trip


At the foot of the highest peak in the Bauges, the Arcalod, this family friendly hike takes you into the Orgeval valley in the heart of the National Hunting and Wildlife Reserve.
Hush, a chamois may be watching you walk!

The start of the hike is quite steep, but don't be discouraged! You are in the shade in the forest, accompanied by the song of the nant which flows below.

On the final climb to the pass, take a moment to admire the scenery and listen to the whistling of the marmots.
Here you are in the heart of the Hunting and Wildlife National Reserve where it is not uncommon to see chamois and mouflons.
Nota Bene :
Caution! On this route, you will cross mountain pastures.
Herds may be present, watched over by patous (herding dogs). Be vigilant. Before setting off, find out how to behave in the presence of patous and remember to close the fences behind you so that the animals do not escape.

This itinerary crosses the Hautes Bauges wildlife reserve, dogs are prohibited.

Guidebook with maps/step-by-step

D/ Nant Fourchu car park

1/ Follow the road for 300m and turn left on the wide, fairly steep path (signs).

2/ Go straight ahead on the pastoral track up to the chalets and then take the small path that leads to the pass.

3/ On the way down, as you leave the mountain pasture, you can take the Coutarse forest track on the left and reach the Nant Fourchu car park via the Coutarse refuge.


From 30/06 to 01/09.


Elevation gain 767 m
Complément accueil Please respect the specific regulations in the National Hunting and Wildlife Reserve.
Way marking GRP markings (yellow and red).
Cartographic references TOP 25 IGN 3432 OT Massif des Bauges
Animaux Animaux non acceptés

Hosting conditions:
This hike is in the Bauges National Hunting and Wildlife Reserve. Dogs are not allowed, even on a leash.



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L'alpage et le col d'Orgeval © Grand Chambéry Alpes Tourisme

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