Saint-Martin de la Porte

Savoie  >  France

South facing mountainside very easy and quick to access. Completely open space and marked trail.

Added* by Frederic CHARDAYRE
Most recent update 2 April 2022
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The area of Saint-Martin de la Porte is very good for spotting birds of prey on the south facing mountainside. In the month of January, I observed the following birds here: Golden Eagle, Griffon Vulture, Common Buzzard, Eurasian Kestrel, Alpine Accentor, White-winged Snowfinch, Wren. Also good chances to see Bearded Vulture.


Français: Flanc de montagne exposé sud très facile et rapide d'accès. Espace complètement ouvert et sentier balisé. Au mois de janvier, observation de Golden Eagle, Griffon Vulture, Common Buzzard, Eurasian Kestrel, Alpine Accentor, White-winged Snowfinch, Wren.



From the departmental road 1006 towards St-Martin de la Porte, take the ZA Les Oeillettes exit between St-Julien Montdenis and St-Martin de la Porte. Then take the first left to enter the ZA and park at the end near a wood yard. From there, follow the only path that goes up the side of the mountain. About thirty minutes to reach the end of it from where you can continue to climb on the side (in this case, be careful, possible rock fall). At the beginning of winter, passing through herds of ibex that can be approached very closely.


Français: De la départementale 1006 en direction de St-Martin de la Porte, prendre sortie ZA Les Oeillettes entre St-Julien Montdenis et St-Martin de la Porte. Prendre ensuite la première à gauche pour rentrer dans la ZA et stationner au bout près d'un parc à bois. De là, suivre le seul chemin qui monte sur le flanc de la montagne. Environ une trentaine de minutes pour arriver au bout de celui-ci d'où on peut continuer à monter sur le flanc (dans ce cas, attention, chute de pierre possible). Au début de l'hiver, passage au milieu des troupeaux de bouquetin que l'on peut approcher de très près.

Terrain and Habitat



Open landscape , Mountainous , No shadow

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit



Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


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Birdwatching hide / platform


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