Hiking – Col du Vallon du lac de la Muzelle to lac Lauvitel





The 2 best hikes in the Vénéon Valley through a beautiful mountain pass overlooking an unavoidable view over the valley! Hiking with some delicate passages.

About : Hiking – Col du Vallon du lac de la Muzelle to lac Lauvitel

Starting point: Alleau
Elevation gain: 1597 m
Duration There/Back: 9h
Distance: 16 km
Level: Difficult

Map OBP n°5 (Oisans au Bout des Pieds)
Map IGN TOP 25 n°3336 ET

Cross the Alleau hamlet, and take the direction to the Muzelle lake.
[About 4 hours to get to the refuge at 2130m]. Go around the lake by its right, cross the lawn and join the start of the path in the rocks. The climb the trail is nearby [about 1h30 to go from the "refuge de la Muzelle"]. From the "col du Vallon" , you have a beautiful view of the surroundings. Walk down to the lake Lauvitel staying on your left . After a long winding path, you reach a rocky characteristic spoiler, with a beautiful view over the lake. From there you have to cross a great ravine on the right. (Be careful crossing a slab can be dangerous and crossing the spoiler can be impressive)
The path goes up a little (10 min) before reaching the pastures above the lake (not recommended in rainy weather). Descend to the Danchère to reach the starting point of the hike.


Possibility to sleep at the refuge of Muzelle (04 76 79 02 01 during the season, 04 76 80 11 44 in low season)

En bref

9 h 00

J+ : 1597 m

16 km

Level red – hard

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Hiking – Col du Vallon du lac de la Muzelle to lac Lauvitel

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Hiking allows you to go to the hamlet of Danchère but also to continue to Lake Lauvitel