Pedestrian roaming

Stay "Grand Tour des Ecrins

Adresse du bénéficiaire

9 Avenue René Froger
05100 Briançon
France

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Ecrins National Park
Stay "Grand Tour des Ecrins
11 jours
Difficult
1000 m

A sporty and wild trek. This 11 day itinerary follows the GR54 with some little frequented variants to meet the fauna and flora emblematic of the Ecrins National Park. Lodging in gites and mountain refuges carefully chosen for their comfort and authenticity.

Description day 1:

Meeting at the Argentière-les-Ecrins train station at 8:30 am for the arrival of the night train from Paris. Transfer from the station to the Aygues bridge in the Entraigues valley.

The start of our trek is surrounded by a large rocky cirque: a superb setting to take our first steps in the heart of the Ecrins National Park. Climb to the col de l'Aulp Martin (2761m) and the Pas de la Cavale (2735m). Descent to the Pré de la Chaumette refuge for our first night in the mountains.

Duration: 6h30

Elevation gain : D+ 1170m; D- 970m; 15 kms

Description day 2 :

A day in a mineral and wild setting. We go around the Sirac ridge crossing the Col de la Valette (2666m) then the Col de Gouiran (2697m) and finally the Col de Vallonpierre (2607m) which gives us access to the magnificent Valgaudemar valley.

Duration: 6h

Elevation gain : D+ 1190m; D- 1000m; 12,5 kms

Description day 3 :

Our day starts with a descent to the Séveraisse valley, where we follow its banks to the pretty village of La Chapelle-en-Valgaudemar. In the afternoon a steep but efficient climb leads us straight to the Olan refuge: a perch with an extraordinary view located 1200m above the valley.

Duration : 7h15

Elevation gain : D+ 1250m; D- 900m; 16,5 kms

Description day 4 :

A beautiful day on small trails in altitude. In the morning we climb to the Pas de l'Olan (2683m) before crossing Côte Belle, followed by the Col de Colombes (2400m). Then we pass the Lautier lake and the Col des Clochettes (2183m) before a lunch break at the Souffles refuge. Last climb of the day to cross the Col de la Vauze (2500m) and descent to the village of Desert en Valjouffrey (1270m) for a well-deserved stopover.

Duration : 8h30

Elevation gain : d+ 1050m ; d- 2100m ; 17,5 kms

Description day 5 :

A day with less elevation gain today to recover from the big descents of the day before. During the ascent to the Col de Côte Belle (2290m), the forest of the Combe du Cognet gradually gives way to alpine meadows and then to the Valjouffrey organs: an impressive stack of almost vertical laminated limestone strata. After the pass the descent brings us to the pretty hamlet of Valsenestre (1300m) where we stop.

Duration : 5h30

Elevation gain : d+ 1020m ; d- 1000m ; 9 kms

Description day 6 :

A big climb awaits us this morning, with a fairly steep finish to climb the Col de la Muzelle (2613m). Lunch break at the pass before descending to the Muzelle lake: arrival in the early afternoon at this refuge placed at the edge of the lake, in an idyllic setting.

Duration : 5h30

Elevation gain : D+ 1320m; D- 540m; 9 kms

Description day 7 :

From the refuge we leave the GR to climb on a small path to the top of the Cime du Pied de Barry (2637m). The descent is very aesthetic, on an open ridge. After the small hamlet of Lanchâtra the thundering waterfall of La Pisse refreshes us with its powerful natural mist. Transfer (45 minutes) to the Aymes parking lot, overlooking the Chambon dam (1300m). From there, we walk for one hour to reach our refuge les Clots (1510m)

Duration : 6h

Elevation gain : D+ 780m; D-1460m; 10,5 kms

Description day 8 :

A beautiful itinerary today that allows us to contemplate the sheltered north faces of the massif while walking on a gentle and hilly terrain. We pass by the very beautiful petrifying fountain. The crossing of the plateau of Emparis (2450m) offers us a bucolic day between the mountain pastures and a myriad of small lakes. Descent to the pretty hamlet of Chazelet (1800m) located on the banks of the plateau.

Duration : 6h

Elevation gain : D+ 990m; D-730m; 15 kms

Description day 9 :

On the descent from Chazelet we find the contact with the Ecrins massif by passing by the rocky lock overhanging the Pont d'Arsine (1667m). Lunch at the pretty little refuge of La Chamoissière.

Ascent to the Col d'Arsine (2340m) with its multiple lakes and its river that meanders along the relief. Descent to the pretty village of Casset (1500m).

Duration : 7h

Elevation gain : D+ 940m; D- 1220m; 22 kms

Description day 10 :

From Casset we go up the Grand Tabuc valley then the Montagnole valley until the Grangettes pass (2684m) and Eychauda lake located below. Lunch break by the lake before going down to Ailefroide by the Vallon de Chambran.

Duration : 7h30

Elevation gain : D+ 1200m; D- 1200m; 19kms

Description day 11 :

A last beautiful day in a wild valley to finish this great Tour de l'Oisans et des Ecrins: we go up the Clapouse valley on small paths to the Collet du Rascrouset (2799m). Last panoramas on the summits of Ecrins and we go back to the valley of Entraigues... arrival at the starting point, the loop is closed!

Transfer to the train station of Argentière-les-Ecrins in the middle of the afternoon.

Duration : 5h30

Elevation gain : D+1300m ; D-1180m ;13kms

Prices

Price of adult stay : 1210 €

Contact

Terres de Trek
Trompette Tanguy

9 Avenue René Froger
05100 Briançon
France

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