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Valgaudemar refuges

in La Chapelle-en-Valgaudémar

59.9 km
  • The hike goes through the mountain valley of the Valgaudemar, in the Massif des Ecrins. On the way, a real Himalayan decor is unveiled to hikers, step by step.

  • This major hiking trail is divided into seven stages and makes its way mainly at high altitude along paths with a wild character.
    After the first two nights in refuges, the return to the valley marks the mid-way point of the trip. The second part of the trail again immerses hikers in the world of the high mountains.
    Among the jewels along the way, Lake Lautier, the mythical face of the Olan, Lake Vallonpierre, a unique panorama over the Gioberney and much else besides. During the sections...
    This major hiking trail is divided into seven stages and makes its way mainly at high altitude along paths with a wild character.
    After the first two nights in refuges, the return to the valley marks the mid-way point of the trip. The second part of the trail again immerses hikers in the world of the high mountains.
    Among the jewels along the way, Lake Lautier, the mythical face of the Olan, Lake Vallonpierre, a unique panorama over the Gioberney and much else besides. During the sections at the upper limit of the subalpine zone, the environment bears witness to the harsh climate in the mountains.
    Overall, there are some steep ascents and descents, but what a trip!
  • Departure : Villar Loubière.
    Arrival : Le Crépon car park, town of La Chapelle en Valgaudemar..
    From the N85 road, take the departmental D 985 A road at Saint Firmin, and stop at the car park just before Villar Loubière.
    Parking : At the village of Villar Loubière..
    Arrêt à Saint-Firmin sur la ligne de bus Grenoble-Gap (à 2 km des Paris) puis voyageur 05, uniquement en été.
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