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trekking through belledonne's
lakes and peaks

Crossing of 4 days, 3 nights for good walkers to discover the Belledonne massif.
 
Comfort roaming, full board, from refuge to refuge.
 
We will walk on wild paths, from lake to lake, with the steep peaks as a backdrop and the herds as companions on the way.

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440€per person
 
dates
July 27 to 30
August 17 to 20
From September 1 to 4
On request, departure from 4 people (adults)
Contact us for guaranteed departures

Description   /  Detailed program  /  Photo gallery

The +

  • The impressive landscapes of Belledonne in 4 days of organized hiking

  • A bag that is not too heavy thanks to the nights in the refuge

  • A controlled effort: between 350 and 1100m of D+ per day

  • The varied fauna: chamois, ibexes, mouflons, vultures, dragonflies, ...

  • The possibility of reaching the highest point of the massif

 

Description

 

During this crossing of 4 days and 3 nights in Belledonne we will be accommodated with half board, in dormitories, in 2 mountain refuges which will provide us with lunch picnics.

 

Chamrousse will be our point of departure and arrival.

 

These 4 days of hiking will be an opportunity to take different routes each day and to appreciate this mountain full of contrasts which is still little frequented. At the foot of impressive sharp peaks, between a string of glacial lakes, stretch green streams.

 

With your guide, passionate about birds, edible plants and geology, you will take the time to observe the flora and wild fauna. The grandiose panoramas of the Vercors and the Chartreuse will be the daily setting for our picnics.

In the evening, after the mountain meal and possibly some local "homemade" sweets, we will enjoy the starry nights from the terrace of the refuge.

 

If the weather is favourable, we will climb the highest summit of the chain accessible by hiking: the Croix de Belledonne, at almost 3000m.

During this stay you only carry your daily belongings: clothes, picnic of the day, water and a silk sheet for the refuge.

For the night, blankets are provided by the refuge.

Program

1st day - about 5 hours of walking - D+ 900m and D- 500m

Welcome at 9.30 am at the center of the Olympic resort of Chamrousse to get to know each other.

We will then quickly take the direction of the mountains through little frequented forest paths, will cross the mountain pasture then the mythical forest of cembro pines of Chamrousse and the lake of Pourettes.

Our route will take us through the steep slopes of Belledonne among which we will try to find chamois, ibexes or mouflons.

At the end of the day, the Pra refuge will welcome us in its green setting where a large flock of sheep grazes.

2nd day - about 5 hours of walking - D+ 800m and D- 1100m

Leaving the refuge we quickly gain altitude and the landscape becomes more and more mineral. If the weather permits, we continue the hike by climbing the Croix de Belledonne at almost 2926m. Going down to the refuge we discover the glacial turquoise blue waters of Lac Blanc, at the foot of the wall of the Grand Pic de Belledonne.

Overnight at the Jean Collet refuge, set on a promontory facing the limestone massifs of Chartreuse and Vercors.

3rd day - 4h30 of walking approximately - D+ 800m and D- 1000m

We will direct our steps towards the iron mine pass to reach the blueberry moors of the eastern slope of the Belledonne range. The view extends over the immensity of the Ecrins, perhaps we will have the chance to see vultures that crisscross the massif.

This wild side is little frequented, except by the herds that come to find their summer pasture there.

Overnight at Habert d'Aiguebelle nestled in the heart of a mountain cirque.

4th day - about 4 hours of walking - D+ 750m and D- 1150m

 

The day will begin by climbing up to the Cîme de la Jasse, the last summit of our tour. We will follow the large green valley which brings us to a panoramic summit. From there we can retrace the route of our roaming and imagine our next adventures while admiring the northern part of the Belledonne massif.

We will then go down to the village of Prapoutel in the Sept-Laux resort, then it will be the return to Grenoble or Chamrousse.

Benefits

Is included in the price:

- Supervision by a mountain guide during the 4 days of hiking
- 3 nights in a refuge with half board and 4 picnics
- return transfer from arrival to Gières station or to Chamrousse

Not included in the price:

- personal equipment (see list below)
- snacks during the day
- transfer to the starting point (contact us to organize a carpool)

 


Compulsory equipment to bring
 


- windproof / waterproof jacket ("gore-tex" type)
- warm layer (fleece or small down jacket)
- hiking shoes (already used)
- water bottle (1.5l.), a tupper-ware, cutlery and a cup for the picnic
- backpack to carry personal belongings and the picnic of the day
- a silk sheet (or a fleece bag) for the shelter.
- sun protection (cap, sunglasses, cream, ...)
- possibly a pair of binoculars

Comfort when hiking also requires a light bag! Take only the minimum. If you have any doubts about takeaways, do not hesitate to contact us.

For the night, blankets are provided by the refuge. Half-board, in dormitories, in mountain refuges which will provide us with lunchtime picnics.

 


Coming to Chamrousse without your own car
 


- some buses from Grenoble or Uriage station
- TouGo service from Uriage
- the stop (and yes, it still works!)
- carpooling (contact us)

Remember to anticipate and book your public transport.

Photo gallery

Reflets dans les lacs Robert
Reflets dans les lacs Robert

Sur le sentier qui mène au refuge de La Pra depuis Chamrousse.

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Ruisseau qui alimente le lac Léama sur le GR 738
Ruisseau qui alimente le lac Léama sur le GR 738

Randonnée par le GR 738 vers le refuge de La Pra depuis Chamrousse.

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Coucher de soleil en Belledonne
Coucher de soleil en Belledonne

Randonnée photo en Belledonne au départ de Chamrousse, Isère

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Reflets dans les lacs Robert
Reflets dans les lacs Robert

Sur le sentier qui mène au refuge de La Pra depuis Chamrousse.

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