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Car-free hike- 2 days / 1 night - Lakes and Refuge des 7 Laux

Sport, Pedestrian sports, Hiking itinerary in Haut-Bréda
12.2 km
  • The Plateau des 7 Laux with its many lakes is a wonderful reward after the efforts of the climb. Overnight stays can be made at the 7 Laux refuge (reservation required), in an unguarded hut or in a bivouac. Itinerary with public transport proposed by Alpes Là.

  • Start: Fond de France, Haut-Bréda (1086 m) - 1 h 35 (2.6 km, D+ 458 m)

    From the Gite l'Essentiel, take the south-west path to France Barral. Cross the Pont de la Sauge and continue east along the forest track: after 300 m, at Côte Rosset, join the GR 738/Tour du Pays d'Allevard® path.
    Follow the GR738® upwards. It first rises in the forest to the southeast, then steepens to follow the ridge to the southwest.
    Arrive at a crossroads called Les 2 Ruisseaux.

    1) Les 2 Ruisseaux (1563 m) -...
    Start: Fond de France, Haut-Bréda (1086 m) - 1 h 35 (2.6 km, D+ 458 m)

    From the Gite l'Essentiel, take the south-west path to France Barral. Cross the Pont de la Sauge and continue east along the forest track: after 300 m, at Côte Rosset, join the GR 738/Tour du Pays d'Allevard® path.
    Follow the GR738® upwards. It first rises in the forest to the southeast, then steepens to follow the ridge to the southwest.
    Arrive at a crossroads called Les 2 Ruisseaux.

    1) Les 2 Ruisseaux (1563 m) - 1 h 45 (2.5 km, D+ 536 m)
    Ignore the path leading to the Chalet du Gleyzin (alternative route proposed for the return) and continue along the GR738®, which is less exposed to the morning sun. The path soon leaves the forest and climbs up into the valley, crossing the Bréda stream several times, ending with a steeper section above a gorge. Exit onto the Plateau des 7 Laux and
    continue on the GR® to Lac Noir (heading south-west).

    2) Lac Noir (2097 m) - 20 min (1.0 km, D+ 48 m, D- 12 m)
    Continue along the GR® to Lac Carré and Lac Cottepens. The 7 Laux refuge is located at the dam separating them, on a peninsula reached by a good footbridge.

    3) Refuge des 7 Laux (2138 m) - 2 h 05 (6.1 km, D+ 14 m,
    D- 1065 m)
    You can return :
    - either by the same route
    - or by taking the alternative route via the Chalet du Gleyzin: back at Lac Noir, follow the signposted path (heading north-west). The path includes a steeper passage in the rocks.

    Return to Fond de France, Haut-Bréda (1086 m)
  • Departure
    Haut-Bréda
  • From Grenoble station: TER train to Chambéry stop Goncelin Gare (takes 30 min) then M TouGO 607 bus to Le Pleynet stop Le Haut-Bréda Font de France (takes 1h05).
  • Plain text period
    From 14/06 to 13/09.
  • Environment
    • Close to a public transportation
    • Bus stop < 500 m
  • Spoken languages
    • French
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
Services
  • Services
    • Pets welcome
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