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4-day hiking tour in the Cerces Mountains

Join Lucas, UIMLA certified mountain leader, in this wonderful 4-day hiking trip in Cerces massif around Vallée de la Clarée. Discover this wild land!

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration4 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Type of tripNot specified


discover and enjoy the best hiking trails in savoie and hautes-alps, in France.

I propose an interesting 4-day hiking program in the incredible Cerces mountains. Lakes, flowers, rock and mountains are a perfect combination!

The Cerces massif is located in the French Alps, more precisely in the Savoie and Hautes-Alpes region. Bordering Italy, it is known for being a popular hiking destination. Furthermore, it has many peaks over 3000 m. The highest summit is Grand Galibier with 3229 m.

Here are some of the highlights of this 4-day trekking trip in Cerces mountains, around the Vallée de la Clarée:
  • An incredible valley bathed by the clear lake’s water.
  • Discover a spectacular cultural heritage throughout each village and its locals.
  • A great hiking route to enjoy the beauties that this region offers: a great massif, lakes and unique flora and fauna.
  • Guidance by an UIMLA certified and experienced mountain leader.

Keep in mind that it’s important to have a good physical condition to be able to walk in high altitudes during many hours. Having some prior experience in hiking expeditions is always really helpful, but not necessary. In total, we will traverse 56.2km in 4 days.

Besides being a hiking experience, this program offers the great opportunity to discover beautiful places with a large cultural heritage. A chance to learn about the local traditions that you can’t miss…

This is certainly the most beautiful valley in the Alps!

If you are passionate about the nature and the hiking trails, I invite you to join me in this incredible adventure in Cerces mountains. You will find below the detailed program. Feel free to contact me if you have any question about it. We can discuss about the details and also your expectations. It will be my great pleasure to take you on this hiking experience. 

And you can also check out other programs that I love, like this Hike in the Balcons du Léman.


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- Departure will be done with 3 participants registered. - The price decreases with the number of participants.

Meeting point





Day 1: Névache (1600m) - Aiguille Rouge (2545m) - Thures pass (2194m) - Étroites Valley (1765m)

Meeting at Névache from where we will start our adventure. The first part of the trip is perfect to warm up.
We will have the option to ascend the Aiguille Rouge from where we can get amazing views of the Etroite Valley and the Italian town of Bardonnechia.
Night at a refuge in the Etroite Valley.

Distance: 13.882km
D +1008/-822m


Day 2: Etroites valley (1765m) - Fonderie bridge (1897m) - Vallon Pass (2645m) - Blanc lake Peak (2980m) - Laramont Lake (2359m) - Laval refuge (2000m)

The ascent starts at a slow pace along the stream of the narrow valley. Then, the ancient bluish mine marks the beginning of the steep ascent of the valley pass. We are framed by the Enfourant and the Blanc rock. The Blanc lake and peak are near! We will enjoy amazing views of the Ecrins massif and its summits.
Then, we descend to Laramont Lake.
At the end of the day, after going up the Vallée de la Clarée, we arrive to Laval refuge where we spend the night.

Distance: 15.638km
D +1323/-1078m

Day 3: Laval refuge (2000m) - Béraudes Lake (2504m) - Béraudes Pass (2739m) - Gd Lake (1670m) - Accommodation in the Aiguillette of Lauzet (1670m)

Here starts the alpine part of the trip. This part of the Cerces Massif presents more pronounced reliefs with rock walls.
Beautiful trekking to Béraudes Lake.
Then, we have the option to go down to the Béraudes Pass or to be adventurous and follow unmarked paths through glacial cirques.
Overnight in an accommodation in the Augillette of Lauzet.

Distance: 11.381km
D +778/-1126m

Day 4: Lauzet (1670m) - Chardonnet Pass (2638m) - Chardonnet refuge (2223m) - Névache (1600m)

Last day enjoying a great hiking time to Chardonnet Pass and then to Chardonnet refuge. Afterwards, we descend to the starting point: Névache.
End of the trip.

Distance: 15.272km
D +1024/-1080m

About the guide

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I discovered the joy of the mountains at a very young age, and I knew that my place was there, in the Jura, the Alps, or elsewhere, but in a place where raised terrain allows to go high...
My experience in the Mountain Troops and the Gendarmerie, together with a regular practice of different mountain sports, allowed me to gain knowledge and know-how that enriched my mountain leader training.
In 2012 I got certified as State Mountain Leader (AEM), which allowed me to start fully living my passion for the mountain, and sharing it with you.
I propose to share very varied activities: walking ,hiking, trekking, snowshoeing. It allows me to enjoy precious moments in nature with you.
To complement my leader training, I discovered trail running 8 years ago, a more sportif and intense way to discover the mountain, always respecting the environment.
I can also offer you my expertise in Morocco, where I have been going often during these last years. My knowledge of the field and of the local correspondants allows me to propose magnificent journeys to you!
From the Jura to the Alps, not forgetting Pyrenees, Corsica and Morocco, my approach to the mountain has always been guided by the search of pleasure and the comprehension of the environment.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 1247 each

Group of 2

EUR 624 each

Group of 3

EUR 416 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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