Smugglers’ trail : Barme – Arête de Berroi – Col de Cou – Barme


Follow Séraphin the Smuggler along 4 thematic walking trails and discover the stories, secrets and a few lively anecdotes about our legendary ‘Contrabandiers’.

The Smugglers’ Trail is made up of 4 different routes, which take from 1 to 3 hours to complete and are perfect for both experienced hikers and for amateur walkers out for a Sunday stroll.

1. The “Sentier À Tire d’Aile” leads to one of the most important migratory bird-watching sites in the Alps.

2. The “Sentier Nature” showcases the area’s fascinating geology as well as the spectacular natural beauty of the fauna and flora that abounds here.

3. The “Sentier Rural” takes you on a trip back in time to life in the olden days and the traditions of yesteryear; the sawmill by the riverside, the weathered chalets and the hardy inhabitants who were our ancestors.

4. The “Sentier Forestier” leads deep into the forests of Barme, where you will relive the dramatic 1962 hurricane, learn about wood and its ‘predator’s and explore the important role forests play in these mountains.

The outdooractive map and GPX track refer to the loop “Barme – Arête de Berroi – Col de Cou – Barme” (return on the gravel alp road)

Best time of year

The Barme road closes the winter.
Detailed map


  • Play area
  • Picnic area
  • Orientation board


Free access.

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