The Refuge de Loriaz is a beautifully situated refuge in the Montagne de Loriaz above Vallorcine with great views over the Aiguille Verte and the Mont Blanc Massif. It is surrounded by beautiful pastures and has some excellent trails that can be made as part of a visit to this this refuge. We got a very nice trail that starts in Vallorcine, climbs up to the refuge and then traverses to Lac Emosson. Another great route is climbing the summit of Mont Buet via the Refuge de Loriaz and the Cheval Blanc.
The refuge has a capacity of 30 divided over 3 dormitories. The refuge will provide pillows and blanket but you will need to bring your own liner or rent one from the refuge. Dogs are not allowed inside the buildings. The refuge's website says that the refuge is open all year but suggests you check before going there to make sure. Bookings need to be made ahead of time. They also offer snacks and simple meals for visitors.
Linked Trails & Points of Interest
These are the trails and points of interests linked to this refuge
A challenging route that takes you to the summit of Mont Buet at 3096m passing by the Refuge de Loriaz, the Col de la Terrasse and the Cheval Blanc
When to Go
Mid Jul - End Sep
8.0 - 13.7 Hours
+2048m / -2048m
15+ Years old
5.0 - 8.0 Hours
Very Difficult (5/5)
A beautiful loop in the Montagne de Loriaz and the Montagne de Barberine taking you from Vallorcine to the Refuge de Loriaz and then traversing to the big Lac d'Emosson lake.
When to Go
Start Jun - Start Oct
4.0 - 6.0 Hours
+1022m / -1022m
12+ Years old
2.5 - 4.0 Hours
Location & Map
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