Back hike

56 - Col d'Arrondaz - Hameau du Jeu

Col d'Arrondaz - Valfréjus - OT HMV

As along the Chemin des Gardes, treat yourself to privileged access to the most beautiful corners of the Valfréjus highlands. High mountain ambience and fresh air at the tip of your soles! You'll feel so small in the heart of the peaks...


As soon as you step off the Arrondaz gondola lift, you're absorbed by the call of the peaks. A little effort on foot to survey the mineral universe that takes you away from the lifts. Marmots, vultures and black grouse sometimes join in, discreetly escorting you from their favorite scree slopes. Only the small chairlift at the Col reminds you that you're not so far from human activity. You cohabit with herds of alpine grazers, skilfully threading their way across the ridges before your contemplative eyes. Refresh yourself at the Pas du Roc, and you'll be able to make out its fortress on the cliffside. Here, the Maginot Line left an indelible mark during the Second World War. Head back down to the heart of this little-known nature reserve, filled with unforgettable images. Do you recognize the Lavoir cheese dairy? But what is this welcoming farm? It will be the goal of a future walk (Volume 1).


  • Public transport stop less than 500 m away
  • Shuttle bus stop less than 300 m away
  • Mountain view
  • In the mountains
  • Presence of herds and guard dogs


Free access.


  • Distance 8.8km
  • Type of route One way
  • Elevation gain 290m
  • Negative elevation gain 600m
  • Daily duration 03h00
  • Marked itinerary Yes
  • Nature of the land Rock, Pebbles, Earth, Not suitable for strollers
  • Maximum altitude 2510m

Opening period

From 01/07 to 31/08.
Ask at the Tourist Office to know the schedule of the ski lifts.

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.

Additional opening

  • Subject to favorable weather conditions

  • Subject to snow conditions

Spoken languages

  • French


Departure from the top of the Arrondaz gondola.
In summer, take bus line 1 Modane - Valfréjus and get off at the terminus.
By car, park in front of the Tourist Office.


Pets allowed : Yes

Animals accepted with supplement : No

Pets allowed on leash only.

Topo/step by step

  • To guide you in the field, consult the "step-by-step" directional diagram provided in pdf.

56 - Col d'Arrondaz - Hameau du Jeu
Arrondaz gondola arrival point 73500 Valfréjus
  • Distance 8.8km
  • Daily duration 03h00
  • Elevation gain 290m
  • Negative elevation gain 600m
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