Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Oz en Oisans (1400m) – Alpette (2000m) – Refuge de la Fare (2300m)
Leaving from the small Oz en Oisans station, we ascend through a forest until an open terrain first. Then we continue until a balcony at 2300m. Finally, we reach the refuge.
Walking time: 4 hours
Fare refuge (2300m) – Fare lake (2600m) – Lac Blanc pass (2700m) – Old Herpie mines – Sarenne pass (1999m)
We ascend to several altitude lakes located under the glaciers of the high summits of the massif. These dominating summits are the Etendard (3400m), the Pic Bayle (3465m) and the Pic Blanc de l’Alpe d’Huez (3300m).
We descend to the Sarenne valley.
From the Sarenne pass we take a taxi to the Besse en Oisans village.
During the whole itinerary we have beautiful views over the Ecrins and many other massifs.
Walking time: 4:30 hours
Besse en Oisans – Mouterres refuge by the GR 54 tour de l’Oisans / Ecrins
The Emparis plateau is renown as it’s the largest pasture in the country. It’s grass attracts sheep (25000!) coming from the Arles country. This is again an open landscape and we have open views over the Grand Pic de la Meije and its magnificent glaciers.
Mouterres refuge – The lakes – Mizoëns by the waterfalls
Today the landscapes are as varied as impressive. We will spend the first half of the day at the pleateau, ascending to 2 altitude lakes in a beautiful setting.
Then we have a long descent by famous waterfalls until the Mizoëns village.
Mizoëns – Les Puys – La Garde en Oisans – Cluy pass – Rosai – La Garde of Huez
During this last day we progress until the Sarenne valley.
D +627m/-400m (until Huez) or -800m (until Garde en Oisans)
Oz en oisans
- Day 1: Fare refuge (common room)
- Day 2: Sarret de Besse en Oisans lodge (comfortable, with showers)
- Day 3: Mouterres refuge
- Day 4: at Mizoëns village
For 15 years the Alps have been my playground. I am based at the doors of the Ecrins National Park close to Bourg d’Oisans where start the famous “Tour of Oisans”: wild trekking alongside glaciers and high summits.
I am qualified to supervise hiking and snowshoeing.
I’ve been dedicated to the mountain life since I was 12 years old. Currently, I am 48 and I practice with passion a lot of mountain activities: hiking, snowshoeing, mountain skiing, mountaineering and climbing.
I invite you to contact me if you want to discover the French, Swiss and Italian Alps, whether in summer or winter. It will be a pleasure for me to be your company in this adventure.
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