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Family independent hiking tour in the Valgaudemar valley

in Saint-Jacques-en-Valgodemard

  • 5 days / 4 nights / 3-4 days' walking. Half-board accommodation + picnic. Luggage sent on for the next stage.

  • As the days and encounters go by, you will discover the beauty of the unspoilt landscapes of Valgaudemar at your own pace and enjoy the change of scenery provided by life in the mountains.
    Walk across the Valgaudemar valley alongside the Séveraisse mountain stream and arrive at the old glacier cirque of Gioberney, where you can see the glaciers and mountaineering routes. The nights at the farm and the refuge will leave unforgettable memories for all budding hikers!
    Day 1: Arrival at the...
    As the days and encounters go by, you will discover the beauty of the unspoilt landscapes of Valgaudemar at your own pace and enjoy the change of scenery provided by life in the mountains.
    Walk across the Valgaudemar valley alongside the Séveraisse mountain stream and arrive at the old glacier cirque of Gioberney, where you can see the glaciers and mountaineering routes. The nights at the farm and the refuge will leave unforgettable memories for all budding hikers!
    Day 1: Arrival at the Auberge des Clarines, where you can meet all the farm animals. Meal and night at a Bed & Breakfast.
    Day 2: Entrepierre – Les Barangeards: 7 km - elevation: about 300m+
    Arrival at the hotel, where you can make the most of the swimming pool and visit the wild trout farm. Meal and night at the hotel.
    Day 3: Les Barangeards – Xavier Blanc refuge: 16 km - elevation: about 760m+
    After the gentle comforts of the Val des Sources, you will set off to discover the villages in the valley. After an obligatory visit to La Chapelle-en-Valgaudemar and the Oulles du Diable, you will continue along the GR footpath and experience the unspoilt charm of the Clot/Xavier Blanc refuge, where Emilie, her donkey and hens will give you a warm welcome. Meal and night at the refuge.
    Day 4: Xavier Blanc refuge – Gioberney: 4 km (or 10 km) - elevation: around 280m+ (or 880m+).
    This last stage brings you to the end of the valley and the Voile de la Mariée waterfall. Meal and night at the Chalet-hotel.
    Day 5: Gioberney – Entrepierre: return trip by taxi.
    We encourage the most energetic among you to walk around Lake Lauzon (3 hrs 30 mins) before the return by taxi.
  • Plain text rates

    € 339/adult (based on 2 persons).
    € 229/child less than 12 years old.
  • Plain text period

    From 19/06 to 19/09/2021.
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  • Rates

    € 339/adult (based on 2 persons).
    € 229/child less than 12 years old.