A long, full day run with serious height gain. A "blue" route starting and finishing Auris en Oisans tourist office
About : Rando trail N° 15 Tour du Plateau d’Emparis
Please note: this site has been awarded the Natura 2000 label and is subject to numerous measures to preserve its biodiversity. We therefore invite you to adopt the right reflexes when you come to protect this sensitive area.
This 43.3-kilometer maratrail, with its 3,600 meters of ascent, takes you over the fabulous Plateau d'Emparis and its lakes, in the heart of the Ferrand Valley. A magical setting for a race almost always above 2,000 m altitude, with the added bonus of breathtaking views of the Meije massif and its glaciers. Points of interest: Besse, a traditional Oisans village full of flowers; the Maison des Alpages, a genuine conservatory of pastoral traditions, well worth a visit; the still-working oven at the end of the village, Tourte, Brioches, a variety of breads kneaded by hand and baked over a wood fire!
ATTENTION: The Emparis plateau is part of the Natura 2000 network. The maratrail passes through environments that are home to rare and fragile (or even endangered) animal and plant species. Be respectful of this environment and make sure you stay on the marked trails. More info on Natura 2000 sites in Isère
J+ : 2442 m
Level red – hard
Map and GPX marking
Rando trail N° 15 Tour du Plateau d’Emparis
From 01/05 to 31/10.
Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.
Start and finish in Auris en Oisans