Hiking itineraries to lakes

From the initiatory path Paul-Louis Rousset that will make you discover the heritage of our county,to the many other trails that lead you to the gates of the Ecrins National Park,you will meet marmots, chamois, ibex, golden eagles and other wild animals

About : Hiking itineraries to lakes

Country of La Meije offers many different hiking trails of varying difficulty : Emparis plateau lakes , sources of the Romanche or even Lake Puyvachier and refuge Chancel very accessible from the middle station of the cable car. The hiking ideas are endless, always in the sumptuous balconies of La Meije.
We give you here just a few hiking ideas, among the multitude of existing trails
and pleasqe find on the " More Infos " tab of this website, most of all the itirenaries that we offer.

Lake Puy Vachier 2382m
Easily accessible from the middle station of the cable car to 2,400 m : 2:10 roundtrip

Lake Goléon 2440m
From the hamlet of Hières , an audience of cotton grass and a beautiful view of the Meije : 3:45 roundtrip

Lake Lerie 2380m and 2350m Black Lake
Mirrors Meije on the board Emparis : 5h from The Chazelet roundtrip

Lac du Pontet 1982m
A 20 minute walk - The perfect place for a picnic with family .

Lac du Pavé 2841m
Initially Arsine : 4:30 to go; from the refuge of the Alpe : 3:30 to go.

Lac d'Arsine 2455m
Starting from 4:30 Arsine go / return; from the refuge of the Alpe : 2:30 roundtrip

En bref

Car park


  • Picnic area
  • Car park
  • Orientation board


  • Accommodation
  • Restaurant


From 01/05 to 01/11.


Free of charge

Free of charge

Location supplement

The hicking trails are located on the municipality from La Grave and Villar d'Arene village as well as their hamlets.