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The Lakes of Orcieres

in Orcières
10.9 km
Loop
Walking/pedestrian
3h
Hard
  • This walk is a must for a beautiful summer's day !

  • Take the ski lift up to the Drouvet summit and then walk towards the Lac du Estaris (1h). It is at an altitude of 2550m, is the biggest lake in the commune (borough) and is classed as a natural reserve. From there follow the signs for chalet de Rocherousse (45mins) where you will come across the lac Profond, the lac Long, the lacs Jumeaux, the lac des Sirènes...

    From the Rocherousse the route continues towards the plateau de jujal (20 min) and then descends down through flowery alpine...
    Take the ski lift up to the Drouvet summit and then walk towards the Lac du Estaris (1h). It is at an altitude of 2550m, is the biggest lake in the commune (borough) and is classed as a natural reserve. From there follow the signs for chalet de Rocherousse (45mins) where you will come across the lac Profond, the lac Long, the lacs Jumeaux, the lac des Sirènes...

    From the Rocherousse the route continues towards the plateau de jujal (20 min) and then descends down through flowery alpine meadows to the resort (30 min).
  • Difference in height
    145 m
  • Environment
    • In the mountains
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
145 meters of difference in height
  • Maximum altitude : 2704 m
  • Minimum altitude : 1822 m
  • Total positive elevation : 145 m
  • Total negative elevation : -955 m
  • Max positive elevation : 97 m
  • Min positive elevation : -455 m