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Vallorcine

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7

Our Rating

Good

Vallorcine lies on the north-eastern end of the Chamonix Valley. It is lies on the western side of the Aiguillette des Posettes with the hamlet of Le Tour on the eastern side of that same mountain. Vallorcine is generally a lot quieter than the towns and hamlets in the Chamonix Valley. The construction of the ski lift connecting the town to the Le Tour-Balme ski area in 2004 has definitely boosted the tourism industry in Vallorcine and the town now has a small commercial center with a bakery and epicerie selling local specialties. There also a couple of large tourism complexes built around the lift station. Vallorcine has its own tourist office located at the corner of the Route de l'Eglise. This road takes you to the Eglise Notre-Dame de l'Assomption, the recently renovated main church of Vallorcine.


Vallorcine has a fantastic location for exploring some of the very best that the Chamonix Valley has to offer. One of the best waterfalls, the Cascade de Berard, is located near Le Buet and an easy, family-friendly trail enables you to go there for a quick visit. There is a snack bar right at the top of the waterfall. Not to be missed! Some of the bigger routes include the ascend of the highest peak outside of the Mont Blanc Massif, Mont Buet. We have a wonderful trail that takes you there via the Refuge de Loriaz and its our preferred route. You can also go across the entire valley of Berard and take the long trail all the way to Servoz via de Col de Salenton. This is also definitely one of our most spectacular trails. We can also highly recommend the trail that goes from Loriaz to Lac Emosson. Lastly, Vallorcine is super close to the Swiss border at Le Chaterlard which enables easy access to Finhaut, Trient and the many mountain ranges and points of interests on the Swiss side.


Vallorcine is the end station of the mountain train that starts at Saint-Gervais-les-Bains and passes through the entire Chamonix Valley stopping at nearly every town and hamlet on the way. You can continue on to Martigny by taking the swiss trains. The nearby hamlet of Le Buet, which is part of Vallorcine, has its own train station. There is also a bus line with multiple stops around Vallorcine. 

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Vallorcine

Altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1263m

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Vallorcine to Finhaut Loop

7

Our Rating

Good

Loop Trail:

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A long discovery loop trail between Vallorcine and Finhaut visiting 3 waterfalls, a spectacular view point and a number of other points of interest along the way

Trail Length

Length

20.13km

When is the best time to go on this trail

When to Go

End May - Mid Oct

How long does it take to hike this trail

Hiking Time

6.0 - 9.0 Hours

Elevation gain and loss for this trail

Elevation +

+1381m / -1381m

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

3.0 - 4.5 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

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

Eglise Notre-Dame

7

Nearest Town

Good

Church

Main Church of Vallorcine dating back to the 13th Century

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Vallorcine

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1262m

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Les Saix Blancs

10

Nearest Town

The Best

Cross

Wooden cross mounted at an amazing view point over Vallorcine

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Vallorcine

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1660m

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Cascade du Berard

9

Nearest Town

Exceptional

Waterfall

Beautiful waterfall with little snack bar at the start of the Berard Valley.

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Vallorcine

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1429m

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Aiguillette des Posettes

9

Nearest Town

Exceptional

Mountain Ridge

Crest Summit above Le Tour on the crest towards the Tete de Balme

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Le Tour

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

2201m

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Cross at Le Siseray

7

Nearest Town

Good

Cross

Wooden Cross along the Chemin des Diligences at Le Siseray

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Vallorcine

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1265m

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Refuge de Loriaz

8

Nearest Town

Very Good

Refuge

Beautifully situation Refuge in the Montagne de Loriaz above Vallorcine

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Vallorcine

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

2020m

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Buvette de Berard

9

Nearest Town

Exceptional

Snack Bar

Great snack bar perched above the Cascade de Berard waterfall

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Vallorcine

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1429m

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Barberine

8

Nearest Town

Very Good

Hamlet

Tiny Hamet with a charming little Museum near the border with Switzerland

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Vallorcine

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1163m

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Longitude:

6.932

Latitude:

46.0334

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