La Pierre à Bérard

in Vallorcine
Presentation

A very pleasant walk along the Eau de Berard, partly through larch woods and on the edge of the Vallon de Bérard Nature Reserve. On arrival, a refuge with restaurant and dormitories.

Take the path before the Hotel du Buet. Walk up through the meadows to the
Chalet de la Cascade de Berard. Follow the path through a lovely larch wood and
then up a steep-sided gorge to the first plateau known as Fontaine-Froide.
Higher up, cross the torrent at the Vordette bridge (1,528 m) and climb a steep rocky slope to reach a second plateau. A succession of natural terraces brings you to the foot of the final slope. Once across the stream, the path zigzags up to the mountain refuge, which is situated below a huge rock.

Pierre à Bérard mountain refuge: +33(0)4 50 54 62 08

Difficulty
Medium (on the slopes)
Distance
10.4km
Starting point altitude
1337m
Highest point
1924m
Elevation gain
628m
Elevation losses
628m
Round trip timing
3h30min
Rates
Free of charge.
Opening dates
From 15/05 to 31/10.
Hut open from June to September.

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.
Location
La Pierre à Bérard
Hameau du Buet
74660 Vallorcine