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Hiking high in the mountains

Hiking high in the mountains

Grab your snowshoes and poles, or just your walking boots, and head off to explore the beauty of our mountain plateaus, even in winter!

La Boucle des Lacs at 2000m

There are some wonderful sights in store for you on this plateau, easy to get to and classified as a natural heritage site. Safe, marked trails will make your journey between the Alpette and Poutran gondolas simple. Discover the beauty of the snow-covered landscapes; the magnificent frozen waterfalls along the cliffs, the flawless peaks of the surrounding mountains and the five frozen lakes (arrelet, Lama, Faucille, Besson and Noir) hiding under the powdery snow. Are you into Nordic walking? Don’t miss our permanent trail at L’Alpette! In the spring, when the ice melts, you can even see the wildlife easing themselves back into their usual lives.

Le Col du Lac Blanc pass at 2800m

Starting from the Dôme des Rousses, a picturesque walk will take you down to the ice cave at 2700m. The perfect opportunity for a family visit! Take the chance to marvel at the immensity of the Grandes Rousses, overlooked by Pic Bayle (3465m), Pic de la Pyramide (3382m) and Pic Blanc (3330m).

A little trip to Alpe d’Huez?

From the Poutran gondola, you can get to Alpe d’Huez within an hour on foot, via the ‘Boucle de Poutran’ pedestrian trail. Go and enjoy yourself in one of the most famous resorts in the Alps!

Be prepared for your mountain hike

We all dream of fresh, untouched snow crunching under our feet! But it’s important to be prepared and above all, to make sure you’re safe. Before using the marked pedestrian trails, ask at the tourist office or the ski lifts for more information on when the mountain hiking trails are open and on the weather forecast for the day.