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The Col d'Arves in summer

Le Corbier
© The Col d'Arves in summer - Corbier Tourisme

This is THE family hike to do at the weekend! You won't regret taking this route, which leads up to the Col d'Arves for a magnificent view of the Aiguilles d'Arves and the villages of St Sorlin and St Jean d'Arves.


When should you go?
Departure around 10:30 to arrive at the Col d'Arves for the picnic.

Itinerary :
1 - This walk starts from the Tourist Office. Take the 4X4 track 150 m above the Tourist Office and turn left. At the crossroads, turn left towards "La Combe des Arvins". Look out for marmots a little further down the path! You will pass under the Mont Corbier chairlift and the Buddha ski restaurant, then continue along the path above the Vadrouilles ski lift.
2 - Take the left-hand bend in the farm track and you will come to the entrance to the Combe des Arvins. Take the path towards "Col d'Arves". The path winds through a wooded area and ends up in the mountain pastures.
3 - At the end of La Combe des Arvins, you will find the farm track. Turn left to reach the Col d'Arves.
4 - Go downhill towards "la Baye" or "Le Corbier - retour station". Follow the path to the fork in the road where the sylvotherapy workshop is located.
5 - Take a short break at the picnic table on the Col d'Arves before returning to the resort. Turn left and head back up via "le Cruet" and return to Le Corbier via the bottom of the resort.

This walk is also one of the "Randos de Max"! Booklet available from the Tourist Office.


  • Mountain view
  • Mountain location
  • Panoramic view


  • Distance 6.3km
  • Type of itinerary LOOP
  • Elevation gain 410m
  • Elevation drop 410m
  • Duration 03h00
  • Marked trail Yes
  • Marking details Follow the yellow signs.
  • Tricky passage Beware: after a period of rain or thunderstorm, the path becomes muddy and slippery in places, so bring good hiking boots and poles.
  • Nature of the land Stone, Ground, Not suitable for strollers
  • Highest altitude 1785m

Opening time

From 01/06 to 30/09.

Subject to favorable weather.

Adaptive tourism

  • Not accessible in a wheelchair



Pets allowed : Yes

The Col d'Arves in summer
Le Tripode 73300 Le Corbier
  • Distance 6.3km
  • Duration 03h00
  • Elevation gain 410m
  • Elevation drop 410m
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