Trail running – Les Fréaux Vertical kilometer







Come and enjoy the breathtaking Fréaux vertical kilometre, through steep and sinuous single trails that will lead you up to Chancel Mountain Hut. Very little distance for a maximum of elevation gain, great overviews garantee!

About : Trail running – Les Fréaux Vertical kilometer

This steep and demanding trail, starts from Les Fréaux village at 1370m above sea level and takes you up in the woods with as a landmark the yellow, orange and red gondolas of the Meije's Glaciers cable cars that will follow you most of the time. You will run past La Pierre Farabo, through Côte Fine to finish nearly at the top at Puy Vachier Lake. Behind you the view will open up on the Buffle and Goléon valleys, and from now only a few steps needed in order to reach the mountain hut. If the hut is open you will have the chance to enjoy a home cooked meal with a fresh drink on the terrace.

En bref

2 h 00

J+ : 1200 m

4.8 km

Level black - very hard

Map and GPX marking

Trail running – Les Fréaux Vertical kilometer

Getting There


  • Public WC
  • Car park
  • Defibrillator
  • Parking nearby
  • Charging stations for electric vehicles


  • Pets welcome


From 01/05 to 30/10.

Subject to snow conditions.


Free of charge.

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Location supplement

From La Grave, the Fréaux Village is situated 3km below when going to Bourg d'Oisans. Park your car and the starting point of the trail is at the other end of the village, near the river Romanche

Coming with a bus: LER 35, stopping in front of the tourism office at La Grave.

*It is totally possible to run/walk to Les Fréaux from La Grave*