See photos (2)

Hike to the Agnel Lake

Sport, Pedestrian sports, Hiking itinerary in Tende
  • Le cirque glaciaire de l'Agnel, écrin de l'un des plus grands lacs du massif, offre un panorama sompteux sur les cimes de l'Argentera, point culminant du massif et cœur du Parco Alpi Marittime.

  • From the Pautamon car park, marker 394, take the track towards the Valmasque refuge. After about 30 minutes of walking, the track joins the torrent; a signpost indicates on the right the Agnel lake path (marker 393).
    On the way up, cross the "combat zone": the area where the trees are at the limit of their growth. The atmosphere becomes more and more mineral. After 2.5 hours of walking, the glacial cirque of Agnel appears.
    Some will no doubt be able to admire the lord of the peaks: the...
    From the Pautamon car park, marker 394, take the track towards the Valmasque refuge. After about 30 minutes of walking, the track joins the torrent; a signpost indicates on the right the Agnel lake path (marker 393).
    On the way up, cross the "combat zone": the area where the trees are at the limit of their growth. The atmosphere becomes more and more mineral. After 2.5 hours of walking, the glacial cirque of Agnel appears.
    Some will no doubt be able to admire the lord of the peaks: the ibex. The experienced hiker can reach the Pas de l'Agnel, the border pass with Italy and the Parco naturalle Alpi Marittime. To do this, walk along the lake and then climb to this obvious pass.
    From there, a splendid panorama is offered to you: Mt Clapier (3045m), Cime du Gélas (3143m), and Argentera (3297m). The return is by the same route.
    Difficulté = Medium
Openings
Subject to favorable weather Subject to snow conditions
Nos suggestions