This route runs close to the Brandes Archaeological Site, a former mining village where silver was mined in the 12th century. In this region of pastureland, you will also encounter herds of sheep. On reaching the Col de Sarenne, you will be rewarded with a stunning view of the Plateau d’Emparis and la Meije with its glaciers.
From Alpe d’Huez to Col de Sarenne

Oppening

From 01/06 to 31/10.

Prices

Free

GPX map and layout

Start from the altiport

From Alpe d’Huez to Col de Sarenne
Alpe d'Huez

Profil

The route mainly follows the tarmaced road to the Col de Sarenne (easily accessible by bike, with a pushchair...)

TECHNICAL INFORMATIONS
Starting point: Alpe d’Huez (Altiport)
Elevation gain: 140 m
Duration there/back: 4?h
Distance: 7 km

MAP
Carte IGN TOP 25 n°3335 ET - Bourg d'Oisans, Alpe d'Huez
Carte OBP n°2 (Oisans au Bout des Pieds) : hike n°267

TO SEE ON THIS ROAD
• The mines in Brandes
• The l’Herpie coal mines
• Herds of sheep at the Col de Sarenne

TO SEE NEARBY
• At Alpe d’Huez:
The Musée d’Huez et de l’Oisans and Notre Dame des Neiges Church with its striking architecture, its unusual organ shaped like a hand reaching up to the heavens and its 13 stained glass windows depicting scenes from the gospels
• In Bourg d’Oisans:
The Musée des Minéraux et de la Faune des Alpes which houses France’s foremost collection of alpine minerals