• Sport

La "Pom-Pom"

This course without technical difficulty is aimed at a wide audience. To reach its highest point, you will pass by the Devil's Bridge before taking a pretty single track in the forest. You will then descend via a pretty balcony path.

Sport La "Pom-Pom" Valloire


Departing from Valloire (73450)
Total elevation gain : 580m
Vertical drop : 580m
Distance : 10km

Itinerary suggested by the Trail du Galibier organization,

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    Your security:
    - Keep in mind that you are riding in mountain areas with sometimes technical trails, significant elevation where weather conditions can change quickly.
    - Don't overestimate your abilities
    - Check the local weather forecast before leaving / www.meteofrance.com / tel: 3250
    - Anticipate and adapt your clothing according to the sectors traveled and provide a survival blanket, windbreaker and whistle.
    - If you are going alone, leave information about your itinerary with those around you and make sure you have a charged mobile phone.
    - Always provide a reserve of water.
    - Stay on the marked paths.
    - Be careful of electric fences.
    - During hunting season (September to January) and near big game hunts, show your presence.
    - Help: in case of emergency contact 112

    Your environment:
    - Respect private property.
    - Do not light a fire.
    - Keep your waste and bring it back.
    - Respect fruit production and do not cross cultivated fields.
    - Do not frighten the cattle.
    - Close the park barriers after your visit.
    - Respect the direction of the routes.
    - Be careful and courteous when overtaking and crossing hikers.

    Departure point: Auberge D+. 1 - After touring the town center, head up Rue des Grandes Alpes to cross the bridge towards Col du Galibier. 2 - At the Chapelle Saint Bernard, follow the path up to the Chapelle de Poingt-Ravier. 3 - From the fountain, take the single track towards the gorges de l'enfer. 4 - Cross the Devil's Bridge and continue your ascent through the forest. 5 - At the top of the old Crey Rond chairlift, follow the balcony path to the Balais alpine chalets and then to Beaujournal. 6 - Continue towards the Arolles chalets to reach the hamlet of Les Verneys. 7 - Descend to cross the D902 road and the Valloirette river. 8 - After the bridge, take the path on the left which runs alongside the river on the right bank for 300m, before turning right onto a bucolic single which takes you around the Rocher St. Pierre on the east side to the finish.


    Free access.


    Languages spoken : French

    Period of practice

    From 20/04 to 01/11.

    Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions. Cancelled in case of bad weather.

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    Office de Tourisme 73450 Valloire
    Departing from : Valloire (73450)
    Latitude : 45.165597 - Longitude : 6.429374
    Information update on 17/04/2024 by Office de Tourisme de Valloire