• Sport

Tour of the Lacs des Cerces

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Below the Galibier, the jagged mountains of the Cerces are split by several passes that give access to the “département” of Les Hautes Alpes. The Lacs de Cerces are undoubtedly the brightest jewel in the area’s crown.

Sport Tour of the Lacs des Cerces Valloire


Departing from Valloire (73450)
Average length : 06h00
Distance : 12km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

This walk also enables you to explore the area’s military history, most notably the remnants of the Maginot Line (1931/1940) at Les Rochilles. Follow the track to the Granges des Mottets, and then take the path on the right to the Lac des Cerces. From the lake, follow the GR57 to the Col des Cerces. Once over the Col, a path leads down to the Lac Rond and the Lac du Grand Ban. Go round them on the right, and then go to the Col des Rochilles and the camp of the same name. Follow the track back to Les Mottets and Plan Lachat. Type of itinerary: circuit. Maps: IGN Top 25 n° 3435 ET Valloire, Aiguilles d’Arves, Col du Galibier.
Guidebook: La Maurienne à pied ref: P731.

Total elevation gain : 660m
Altitude max : 2574m

Further informations

Rock, Stone, Ground, Grit

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    Animals allowed
    Not adapted to strollers

    Period of practice

    Throughout the year : open daily.

    • Pets welcome


    Parking de Plan Lachat, route des Grandes Alpes 73450 Valloire
    Departing from : Valloire (73450)
    Latitude : 45.08999 - Longitude : 6.436072

    From Valloire, follow the Col du Galibier road for 8 km. Just before the last bridge over the River Valloirette, park on the left in the Plan Lachat car park.

    Information update on 10/05/2022 by Agence alpine des territoires