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l'Aiguille Percee

A popular classic walk to a panoramic viewpoint high above Tignes

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Starting from Tignes, or from the top of the Palafour Chairlift this walk involes a small climb up a rock and offers amazing panoramas of Tignes and the surrounding area

Starting from near the Palafour chairlift the route climbs gently to start crossing and access road and the old Bec Rouge shepherds huts used in the summer months. A steep and winding path between the draglift and chairlift takes you to the Croix de Palafour. The route then merges with the 4x4 track and continues until the fork: Col de la Tourne, Aiguille Percee.

Continue the route along the ridge until you reach the flat area at the top of the Palafour chairlift. From here the Aiguille Percee is clearly visible. Below the Aiguille take the path that stays on the ridge heading towards the Lac. The path meanders between the rocks and the rocky terrain of the Tignes nature reserve boundary. From here you can choose to take the detour to the viewpoint, be careful on the rocks towards the viewpoint.

When you arrive near the top of the l'Aiguille Rouge Chairlift the path forks quickly to the right and the descent becomes steeper. After rejoining the Condus plateau and passing the avalanche barrier, you soon rejoin the 4x4 track and will arrive back at the starting point at the Parafour chairlift.

 

Worth knowing

Do not climb to the top of the peak and adhere to the Tignes-Champagny nature reserve regulations.

What to bring

The route can found on IGN map 3633ET Tignes/ Val d'Isere and in the 'Les Sentiers de L'Ete booklet available from the Maison de Tignes Tourist Office for €10

Stats

  • Route
  • Distance: 9km
  • Vertical Gain: 705m

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