This walk is part of the trek Trek from Fionay to Saas-Fee.
First stage of this trek linking Fionay village to Saas Fee. A pleasant stage reaching Louvie Hut (la Cabane de Louvie) built on the edge of Louvie Lake.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
Park the car at Fionay Lakes' car parks (D).
Follow the trail between the two lakes passing under the cable car service (1). Let the two crossing paths head off to the right, especially the one leading to Alpenpässe-Weg (2).
From this crossing, the trail become very windy, the slope isn't too high and allows you to easily access the cable car destination station to the right.
Keep heading upwards through the last stretch of twists and turns and reach the ledge before Louvie Hut and Lake, today's stopover (3).
D : km 0 - alt. km 0
1 : km 0.08 - alt. km 0.08
2 : km 0.35 - alt. km 0.35
3 : km 2.59 - alt. km 2.59
A : km 3.24 - alt. km 3.24
No water stops during the hike.
No other shelter than Louvie Hut, the goal of this stage.
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6th stage of the Mont Blanc tour: from the Relais d'Arpette to the Forclaz Pass via la Fenêtre d'Arpette.
Second stage of this hike crossing two passes, Louvie Pass and Prafleuri Pass, both snow-covered.
In the Swiss valley, this particularly pleasant hike allows you to explore the many 4000 m peaks that surround the route.
N.B. this route is outlined on Openmap which doesn't have the details of our fine IGN maps. Before being able to get your hands on a Swiss map, which are more precise, the route and GPS layouts will be handy for this pleasant trek.
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Think about correcting the distance indicated by points (5) et (6) : you need to deduct 10 km.
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