Here we are about to enter the Dévoluy, under the face of the Grand-Ferrand, in the classified valley of Jarjatte. The hike is now more alpine in this surprising range. Have you already heard about the Chourum?
Quick passage into the Dévoluy, because we cannot miss the Montagne de Bure, an altitude desert where giant parables are scanning our universe. Way back by the Col Aiguille, where the bearded vulture nestles... Amazing !
Departue from the 10th june to 10 september 2023
Without luggage transport : 290€ per person
Option comfort : contact us
Option Montagne de Bure : transfers to be paid directly to the taxi or the accomodation.
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The price does not include:
The price is all inclusive from departure to end point.
Departure on foot from Lus-La-Croix-Haute.
LEAF TIP AND STRAW RIDGES
Departure from Lus-La-Croix-Haute to enter the valley of Tranchemule. At the Jajène Pass, the view opens onto the nearby Grand Ferrand Range (2758m). A ride on the ridges for a good part of the day followed by a descent in the valley of Jarjatte, a small jewel left out of the tourist over-frequentation, allows to dive from this first day in the atmosphere preserved of the massif.
Overnight in a cottage in the valley.
5h30 walk/ Distance: 13km/ Altitude difference: +950 m; -750 m
LAC DE LAUZON - COL DU CHARNIER
The valley of Jarjatte is a small jewel, kept away from the tourist over-frequentation. Superb hike under the southern foothills of the Grand Ferrand in an atmosphere of great alpine hiking. Passage to the Charnier pass and entrance ddans le Dévoluy, the land of Chourum, balms and other avens… Descent on the hamlet of Lachau. Overnight in lodging, with luggage.
5h30 walk/ Distance: 13km/ Altitude difference: +900 m; -700 m
VALLON DES AIGUILLES - LA CLUSE
Departure from the cottage by the Rama mountain pastures. Climb in the suspended valley of Aiguilles at the foot of the fountain of Roy, for a picnic in this beautiful plain of altitude, and perhaps the observation of a bearded Gypaète that nests nearby. The bravest can climb to the Aiguille neck (2003m). A nice crossing follows on the small hamlet of La Cluse, at the foot of the Sauvas valley. Overnight in lodging, in dormitory.
6h30 walk/ Distance: 14km/ Altitude difference: +/-1150 m
1h walk/ Distance: 2km/ Altitude difference: +/-180m for the Aiguille pass.
POSSIBLE VARIANT: MOUNTAIN OF BURE
If the conditions allow, superb day in loop to discover the plateau of Bure (2560m) by its wild side. Transfer at the start of the hike. Climb through the Combe Ratin and cross the plateau to the observatory, whose parables check the sky. Lunar atmosphere. Descent by the same route, or by the Combe d'Aurouze by an incredible limestone stone. Transfer back to the cottage for the night. Transfers for that day are to be paid on site by taxi or accommodation provider.
6h30 walk/ Distance: 14km/ Altitude difference: +/-1150 m, with additional transfer to be paid on site
COL DE PLATE CONTIER - RIOUFROID VALLEY
One of the most confidential hikes of the week. Departure of the cottage by the grassy terraces bordering the torrent of the Abelu. Climb to the pass of Plate Contier, and why not to the foot of the lamb, for the view of the wild valley and the crests of Garnesier. Descent through the beautiful forest of Chabottes. By taxi to the parking lot of Riou Froid and transfer back to the station of Lus la Croix Haute.
5h walk/ Distance: 11km/ Altitude difference: +700 m; -600 m
+1h20 walk/ Distance: 3km/ Altitude difference: +/-180m for the Lamb’s Step
End of the hike at Lus-la-Croix-Haute around 4pm.
The programme was drawn up according to the last known elements at the time of its writing; unforeseen circumstances are always possible and situations beyond our control
Elevation: +/- 900m average per day.
Walking time: 5 to 6.5 hours per day.
Type of trek: Mountain paths, often quite rocky. One to two steep passages to ascend the Montagne de Bure.
The Dévoluy is very wild and relatively uncrowded mountain ranges, which gives him charm. The marking and maintenance of the paths, particularly in the south of the Vercors, remain relative, and the orientation can at times become complex. It is essential to be autonomous on the orientation in the mountains and to perfectly master the reading of topography maps at 1:25,000 to go freely on this route.
Without carrying luggage: you carry all your personal belongings in your backpack.
3 nights in gîte, in dormitory.
Breakfast and dinner are provided in each accommodation.
Picnics are included and are carefully prepared daily by your mountain leader, comprising a variety of healthy salads and local products.
Departure at Lus-La-Croix-Haute.
Check oui.sncf for schedules.
Take the A48 motorway to Grenoble, then A51 to Sisteron, exit Monestier-de-Clermont and then follow D1075 to Lus.
End point around 3:00pm in Lus-La-Croix-Haute (Train to Paris at 3:47pm) and 4:00pm in Monestier-de-Clermont.
Extra night in Lus-La-Croix-Haute: 70€ half-board basis.
To be able to easily walk 15km (on flat trails) in 3 hours maximum.
If this is not the case, at least 3 weeks before departure, 2 to 3 times a week, we advise you to undertake some prior fitness training: 4 to 5km jogging or 3 to 4 hours hiking or cycling. Your physical preparation will enable you to enjoy your trek to the maximum.
In accordance with regulations, we are covered by Professional Liability Insurance. In no case can we be responsible for your own Personal Liability. If you chose to take out repatriation insurance with EUROP ASSISTANCE whom we propose, Altitude Mont Blanc will only serve as an intermediary between the client and the insurer. We cannot influence either party. We adhere to strict conditions of sale. You are responsible for compliance with the reporting procedures of any incident.
Before making any decision, contact EUROP ASSISTANCE.
If you are late please contact the agency as soon as possible on: +33 (0)4 50 79 09 16 or +33 (0)6 42 49 76 07
Bring a comfortable backpack of 30 to 40 litres for your personal belongings for the day (warm clothes, waterproofs, water, plate and cutlery for your picnic, sunscreen and your identity papers) and please keep a little room to carry a picnic and snacks.
YOUR BACKPACK FOR THE NIGHT WITHOUT YOUR BAGGAGE
For the night without your baggage at the accommodation (you will get it back the night after), here are the things to add to your backpack (about 2 kilos are enough!):
- small toilet bag
- sleeping bag liner sheet
- change of clothes (bare necessities!)
If you wish to prolong your holiday, we can safely hold another bag for you which you may leave with us at the departure point and it will be deposited at the end point with your other baggage.