Randonnée Lac Vert

The ski season is over? It's time to go to the green lake! In spring you will be seduced by its snow-white setting. In summer you will be delighted by its turquoise waters. And in the fall you will be transported by the magic of its orange reflections.
The song of the torrent rushing down the mountain accompanies you on the way to Lac Vert. The sound of water bouncing from pebble to pebble punctuates your ascent and brings freshness and well-being.

Depending on the season, a multitude of wildflowers color the meadow and fill the air with their honeyed scent.

Then the green lake appears in its natural and wild atmosphere. Its waters sparkle in the sun like fireworks in broad daylight.

The atmosphere is so peaceful that you stop to savor this magical moment while admiring the view of the Valmeinier valley. Maybe you will even want to swim? But be careful, the water is cold!

Then it's time to return, on the path that winds through the blueberry bushes. The smartest will have thought to take a bag and bring back enough to make a good pie. But tell me, why is your mouth purple? You couldn't wait for the dough to be cooked...

Easy/medium walk. The green lake offers panoramas over the entire Valmeinier valley. The trail is marked all along, just follow the direction of Lac Vert from the Station snow front! Follow the “Lac Vert” signs.

From the snow front, take the footbridge that crosses the road then follow the “Chenalette” via the “Déserts d'en haut”.

At the “Chenalette” follow the “Lac Vert” via “Ordière”, “Mathoset” then “Portete”.
Return by the same route or Loop possible by "Coterieux" (From "Lac Vert" take the path of "Coterieux" to the right upstream of the lake, then Mathoset by "sur le planay", about 20 minutes more).

To discover: the great classic of Valmeinier, to discover the bottom of the valley and the Neuvache.
Topo / step by step

Departure: Games chairlift / Front de Neige
1/ Take the footbridge towards “Déserts d’en Haut” then continue on the track towards “la Chenalette”
2/ Follow the path along the Neuvache to “Lac Vert”
3/ Leave by the same route, otherwise go up towards “Cotérieux”
4/ Continue towards “Mathoset” then join the outward route towards “La Chenalette” then Valmeinier 1800.

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Location details

Nearest bus stop: Maison de Valmeinier in season
Valmeinier house parking all year round
  • Lake or body of water within 300 m
  • In the mountains
  • At the water's edge
  • Lake view
  • Mountain view


Opening hours from May 15 to October 15, 2024
Subject to snow conditions.
Further information) :
Subject to favorable weather conditions





  • Pet Friendly

Activities on site

  • Pedestrian sports
  • Hiking route

Home animals

Animals are accepted


Departure from Les Jeux chairlift
Valmeinier 1800
73450 Valmeinier
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