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Refuge de Loriaz

Refuge

Contributors:

8

Our Rating

Very Good

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.

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Vallorcine

Altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

2020m

Capacity for this point of interest
Accommodation Type
Phone number for this point of interest
Website for this point of interest

Capacity

Accommodation

Phone

Website

40

Dormitories

+33 (0)6 52 53 69 73

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Linked Trails & Points of Interest

These are the trails and points of interests linked to this refuge

Loriaz to Mont Buet via Cheval Blanc

10

Our Rating

The Best

Loop Trail:

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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

Trail Length

Length

23.31km

When is the best time to go on this trail

When to Go

Mid Jul - End Sep

How long does it take to hike this trail

Hiking Time

8.0 - 13.7 Hours

Elevation gain and loss for this trail

Elevation +

+2048m / -2048m

How old do kids have to be to go on this trail

Kids

15+ Years old

How long does it take to run this trail

Running Time

5.0 - 8.0 Hours

The technical difficulty level of this trail

Technical Difficulty

Very Difficult (5/5)

Are dogs allowed on this trail

Dogs

No Dogs

Nearest Town to this Trail

Nearest Town

Chamonix

Vallorcine to Loriaz and Lac Emosson

9

Our Rating

Exceptional

Loop Trail:

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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.

Trail Length

Length

13.25km

When is the best time to go on this trail

When to Go

Start Jun - Start Oct

How long does it take to hike this trail

Hiking Time

4.0 - 6.0 Hours

Elevation gain and loss for this trail

Elevation +

+1022m / -1022m

How old do kids have to be to go on this trail

Kids

12+ Years old

How long does it take to run this trail

Running Time

2.5 - 4.0 Hours

The technical difficulty level of this trail

Technical Difficulty

Moderate (3/5)

Are dogs allowed on this trail

Dogs

Dogs Allowed

Nearest Town to this Trail

Nearest Town

Chamonix

Col de la Terrasse

7

Nearest Town

Good

Mountain Pass

Rocky mountain pass near Lac Vert between Loriaz and Cheval Blanc

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Vallorcine

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

2645m

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Le Buet

7

Nearest Town

Good

Hamlet

Small Hamlet at the end of the Berard Valley near Vallorcine

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Vallorcine

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1344m

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Vallorcine

7

Nearest Town

Good

Town

Quieter and more rural town at the nort-eastern end of the Chamonix Valley

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Vallorcine

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1263m

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Lac Emosson

9

Nearest Town

Exceptional

Lake

The largest mountain lake near Chamonix right across the border in Switzerland

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Vallorcine

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1785m

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Longitude:

6.913238047802821

Latitude:

46.038989107690945

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