Randonnée : Col du Couard par le Téléphérique

Take 1500 meters of altitude in a few minutes thanks to the cable cars and go to the discovery of the Plan des Cavales. A nature peeled at the mercy of the vagaries of time.

About : Randonnée : Col du Couard par le Téléphérique

It is a marked trail sometimes difficult to follow, because weather-dependent. He goes through the Plan des Cavales, a balcony suspended at the foot of the Pic de l'Etendard. From the largest to the smallest water point, it is dotted with streams and lakes (La Jasse, Balme Rouse and Fare)

Departure: Vaujany - Cable car station 1st section Alpette then 2nd section Domes des petits Rousses. Direction Col du Couard
Altitude difference: 520 m
Duration: 5 hours
Distance: 6 km
Level: Hiker confirmed
OBP No. (Oisans to the Bottom of the Feet): 261
IGN TOP: 25 No. 3335 EST

ITINERARY: Departure at the Vaujany cable car station. Take the first lift Alpette section 2100 m then second section Domes des Petites Rousses 2800 m. Take the trail on the plateau and along the Middle Lakes towards Lac de la Fare. Follow the route on the Plan des Cavales to the Col du Couard.

TO SEE ON THE COURSE: Very beautiful sight on the massif of Belledonne, Rissiou and Cornillon.

TO KNOW: The path is not always visible since it is traced on a stony plateau. Do not undertake this hike in foggy weather.

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  • Unguided individual tours available permanently


From 01/07 to 31/08.


Free of charge

Free of charge.