• Sport

Les 5 lacs

Savoie Mont Blanc's choice

Peace and cool of the mountain lakes.
These 5 high-altitude lakes, whose names are associated with a colour or shape, are a wonderful discovery!
Military detachment present near Fort de la Platte on Wed 27 & Thu 28/09. No shooting planned.

Sport Les 5 lacs Bourg-Saint-Maurice


Departing from Bourg-Saint-Maurice (73700)
Average length : 04h00
Total elevation gain : 667m
Vertical drop : 44m
Distance : 5.1km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

Right from the start, the tone is set: what are these forts doing in such isolated locations, far from the main traffic routes? Is it to keep access to an incredible site secret? This could be true, as the route to the five lakes is so attractive: imagine starting from the forts, where a herd of goats is there to inspect you....then it's a beautiful ascent to the mountain pastures, where you'll see the last immaculate snow-covered slopes: chamois and ibex should be in the game under the Aiguille de Terrassin, where they love to bask. Then you arrive at the first glacial lake, "Esola", which means "starry lake". It would be a shame to stop there without discovering Lake Riondet (round!), Lake Cornu (horn-shaped), the beautiful green lake ("Verdet") and then the largest of them all: Lake Noir. The atmosphere is mineral and you'll have to go back down to appreciate the beautiful, fragrant mountain flora. Back at the fort, drinks and goat's cheese tasting for all!

Way and back
Total elevation gain : 667m
Altitude max : 2529m
Vertical drop : 44m


Yellow sign.

Further informations

Stone, Ground

    1 11


    Free access.


    Animals allowed
    Not adapted to strollers

    Period of practice

    From 01/06 to 01/11.

    Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.

    • Pets welcome
    • Car park


    Départ: Parking sous le Fort de la Platte - Attention accès par piste d'alpage : 7 km (passages pentus et étroits) Versant du Soleil 73700 Bourg-Saint-Maurice
    Departing from : Bourg-Saint-Maurice (73700)
    Latitude : 45.636728 - Longitude : 6.740489
    Information update on 08/07/2024 by Les Arcs Bourg Saint Maurice Tourisme