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From Villar-Loubière to La-Chapelle-en-Valgaudemar

in La Chapelle-en-Valgaudémar
14.8 km
One-way
  • An itinerary that offers stunning views of the Valgaudemar valley. Ideal for those who like steep hiking.

  • From the Villard Loubière car park, head up to the village by following the signs for Souffles mountain refuge on the GR54. The footpath progresses through the shingle and moors and into a narrow valley. As you get closer to the refuge, beech trees appear, then larch trees line the way up to the Souffles mountain refuge that is at an altitude of 1968 m. Leave the GR route and take the footpath behind the refuge towards the Lautier lake. Crossing the Clochettes pass will lead you to the...
    From the Villard Loubière car park, head up to the village by following the signs for Souffles mountain refuge on the GR54. The footpath progresses through the shingle and moors and into a narrow valley. As you get closer to the refuge, beech trees appear, then larch trees line the way up to the Souffles mountain refuge that is at an altitude of 1968 m. Leave the GR route and take the footpath behind the refuge towards the Lautier lake. Crossing the Clochettes pass will lead you to the Lautier valley. Do not take the path that goes down into the valley but continue towards the lake, which will soon be visible. Then head to the nearby Colombes pass, which is at an altitude of 2427 m (from where it is possible head off up to the Turbat Peak, 3028 m, by an off-trail itinerary). Start the long descent towards La Chapelle en Valgaudemar. Leave the path on the left that goes to the Pas de l'Olan and the refuge of the same name, and continue the descent via Le Clot until you reach La Chapelle en Valgaudemar at an altitude of 1100 m.
  • Departure : Villar Loubière car park.
    Arrival : Olan mountain refuge car park, La Chapelle-en-Valgaudemar.
    From the N85 take the D985 that goes to the Valegaudemar valley up to Villard Loubière.
    advised_parking : Olan mountain refuge car park, after the village of La Chapelle-en-Valgaudemar .
    Conseil Général shuttle from St Firmin. Connection with buses coming from Gap or Grenoble.
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)