the Plateau of Le Fourchu, where sleep a hundred lakes, lies at 2000 meters above sea level. Its endemic flora and fauna readily recall the northern tundra landscapes. The refuge is located in this unique setting; the path accessible for all ages.
There are three ways of getting to the hut:
From Oulles in 2 hours via the hamlet of Le Pouillard, with a height gain of 730 m. There are wonderful views over the Oisans peaks throughout the climb.
From Ornon, via La Grenonière à Ornon. Park in the village and follow the GR50 foot path to Basse Montagne, before turning left up to the hut. Height gain: 730m, hiking time: 2 hours .
From Alpe du Grand Serre, follow the paved road to Le Poursollet. Then take the GR50 foot path to Lac Fourchu. Go around the left-hand side of the lake and up to the Pas de l’Envious, before walking down to the hut.
The landscape is reminiscent of the northern tundra, with its numerous little lakes and frog ponds. Some retain fossilised tree trunks in their sediment, evidence of the forest in these mountains 6000 years ago. The entire plateau is protected by the European network of outstanding natural environments, Natura 2000.
A word from the hut keeper.
You can :
- enjoy a good meal prepared with local organic products, and also enjoy
the warmth and friendliness of a of 30 square meters yurt,
- spend a night in the mountains, and wake up in this idyllic setting and enjoy a good breakfast.
- don’t miss the panoramic map table 50m from the hut, naming all the Oisans
mountains visible from the viewpoint.
From 01/06 to 30/09.
Half board (pp): 38.50 €
Half-board (child): 10 to 28 € (Under 4 years old - From 5 to 13 years old).
Access by car : from Grenoble toward Bourg d'Oisans. Just before Bourg d'Oisans turn right toward "Ornon". Follow "Oulles" until the village and park. Or Follow "Ornon", drive through the village and park at "la Grenonière".