Description of the route
Altitude: 2,530 m
Location: Luseney- Becca di Luseney area 3,503 m
Opening times: Always open
Trail signposting: no. 14
Park your car on the edge of the road that leads to the Place Moulin dam and descend along the dirt track following the signs for the Chentre-Bionaz Bivouac and the Praz de Dieu Alpine Pasture.
Continue past the built areas of Ferrère and Pouillayes, then cross the bridge over the Buthier stream. After a last glance at the chapel that stands on the nearby hillock, you arrive at a monumental house.
The path to the bivouac continues southwards alternating flat stretches with gently sloping stretches. From time to time the wood is interrupted by a rocky wall or by a picturesque clearing. Close to the stream leave the path that goes up into the Comba di Montagnayes and take a left to cross the small pass that allows you to access the large valley parallel to the Comba des Arbières. Following the signposts continue towards the alpine pasture Praz de Dieu. During the month of July the red flowers of the rhododendrons and the white ones of the paradise lilies stand out in the alpine meadows.
Slightly above the Praz de Dieu pasture you come out in the valley of Mont Dzalou, and beneath the shadow of a large rocky wall you clamber up onto the hairpin bends that soon bring you to the bivouac. Having crossed the small pass, after a few dozen metres along the ridge, you reach the Chentre-Bionaz Bivouac.
Equipment:blankets, lighting, cooking material, stream water.