Refuge du Plan du Lac

A paved road to Refuge du Plan du Lac in the Alps

Refuge du Plan du Lac is a high mountain refuge in the Alps at an elevation of 2.370m (7,775ft) above the sea level, located in the Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.

The road to the shelter is fully paved. The last part of the road is closed to cars but not bikes. The narrow road is a bit bumpy but good and the views improve along the way. To reach the Plan du Lac shelter, from the Termignon tourist office, follow the main road up and west, and at the very first hairpin just stay straight (signs say Plan du Lac and Parking du Bellecombe).

In winter period, the shelter is closed. The road is steep from the start with the first few kilometres following regular hairpins up through a sparse forest. The best views here are down to the valley below as the road quickly rises.


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