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The Saut du Laire

in Orcières
9.1 km
Round-trip
  • An easy hike in the open Drac Noir valley. The grassy slopes, the hayfields, and the pastures are the marmots' favourite places.

  • From the car park, at the entrance to Prapic hamlet, go up in the direction of the hostels. At the fork (signpost), go right. The track follows the right bank of the Drac going up to the Charnières plateau. At the oratory, turn left to cross the plateau. Climb the bends which lead to the Saulce chapel. Stay on the right bank to reach the Saut du Laire walkway which will give you access to the eponymous valley, which is the goal of this hike. Return using the same itinerary in the opposite...
    From the car park, at the entrance to Prapic hamlet, go up in the direction of the hostels. At the fork (signpost), go right. The track follows the right bank of the Drac going up to the Charnières plateau. At the oratory, turn left to cross the plateau. Climb the bends which lead to the Saulce chapel. Stay on the right bank to reach the Saut du Laire walkway which will give you access to the eponymous valley, which is the goal of this hike. Return using the same itinerary in the opposite direction.
  • Departure : Prapic.
    In Orcières village, take the direction to Prapic hamlet where the car park is situated.
    advised_parking : Prapic hamlet (signposts with park regulations and information). .
    Coach from Gap to Orcières.
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)