Stage 2 - Northern Alps

Savoie - Beaufortain - Vanoise

380 km

15 à 30 J

Distance

Dénivelé +

22.500 m

Duration

A crossing in the heart of the most beautiful mountain landscapes, in the center of the Alps.

Stage 2 of the HexaTrek is an immersion at the highest summits. Many glaciers, high mountain lakes and lots of cheese !

If the Northern Alps are known to all for their flourishing ski resorts, those who have taken the opposite route of visiting them in the summer season know a completely different side of this emblematic range.

THE HEART OF THE ALPS

THE CROSSING OF THE

HAUTE-SAVOIE

This region, even if it has never had a "Natural Park" label, is one of the most beautiful in France (according to the Savoyards).
The Mont-Blanc massif is not to be missed, the Aiguille du Midi and the surrounding glaciers are a must-see.
The Sixt-Fer-A-Cheval cirque with its thousands of waterfalls is also a must on the HexaTrek

NATIONAL PARK

LA VANOISE

The great crossing of the heart of the Vanoise via its glaciers is one of the most striking sections on the HexaTrek.
The Lac des Vaches, the Vallon de la Leisse, the Mont Pourri and other mythical peaks of the region will accompany you on this traverse.

MASSIF OF

Less well known than its neighbour, this massif is nevertheless one of the unmissable on the HexaTrek.
The Mont Thabor or the Lac des Cerces are simply sublime and offer an unforgettable experience of nature.

CERCES

USEFUL INFOS

Saisonalités, lieux de depart et arrivée, moyen de transport

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The nearest airport to Le Lautaret is Grenoble

Geneva International Airport is the closest airport to the town of Yvoire.

Yvoire

Lautaret

Yvoire

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Departure

Lautaret

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Arrival

Jui - Oct

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Season

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To get to the **Col du Lautaret**, there is only one possibility apart from the car, it is **the bus line** (Bourg D'Oisans / Briançon)

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Yvoire

From Geneva to Thonon-les-Bains, a bus line passes through the village of Yvoire several times a day.

Snow risks are high from October and before June.
Outside these periods, mountaineering equipment is mandatory.

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Lautaret

The nearest train station is in Grenoble

From Nyon or Thonon-les-Bain, a ferry line serves the small village of Yvoire several times a day.

Yvoire

TOP 10 MOST BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPE

ROSELEND LAKE

In this real postcard landscape, this lake reigns as the blue jewel in the heart of the green Beaufortain nature.

AIGUILLE DU MIDI

THE MONT BLANC

SIX-FER-A-CHEVAL

The Fer à Cheval cirque is the largest mountain cirque in the Alps. Surrounded by towering cliffs, the cirque is breathtakingly beautiful when the melting snow swells its waterfalls to majestic proportions.

EMOSSON LAKE

Magnificent place at the Swiss border, the small and big dam of Emosson are an unmissable part of the stage

PRESSET HUT

This refuge is located in an isolated site, marked by the presence of the Pierra Menta, dominated by the Aiguille de la Nova and the Pointe Presset

POINTE DES CERCES

Culminating at an altitude of 3098 metres, the Pointe des Cerces is the emblematic summit of the Clarée. This great wild and technical ascent in the heart of the Cerces massif and its lakes, offers a 360° panorama

LA GRANDE CASSE

The highest peak in France's first national park, the Vanoise, the Grand casse est is a paradise for hikers and climbers.

VACHES LAKE

A beautiful lake surrounded by the highest peaks of the Vanoise national park. situated at an altitude of 2,318 metres, a pretty and historic flat stone path allows an unforgettable crossing.

LAC BLANC

A breathtaking view of the Mont Blanc massif.
Nestled in the heart of the Aiguilles Rouges in the Nature Reserve, this beautiful lake reigns at the centre of a splendid view of the Aiguilles de Chamonix.

Whether you're going for the big adventure, or just a section of the Hexatrek, discover the most beautiful landscapes of the route in pictures

DISCOVER THE OTHER STAGES

Vosges - Doubs - Jura

Stage 1 - The Great East

Discover the mystical landscapes of the Grand Est.
Between green forests and crystal clear waterfalls through the hidden treasures of Eastern France.

Distance

672 km

Elevation

23.300 m
20 à 35 J

Duration

Savoie - Beaufortain - Vanoise

Stage 2 - Northern Alps

Throughout the heart of the most beautiful mountain landscapes, hike and enjoy the beautiful vistas in the center of the exceptional Alps.

Distance

672 km

Elevation

23.300 m
20 à 35 J

Duration

Ecrins - Belledonne - Vercors

Stage 3 - Southern Alps

The Hautes-Alpes are a paradise for hikers who venture there. You will encounter magnificent natural areas at every corner.

Distance

672 km

Elevation

23.300 m
20 à 35 J

Duration

Cévennes - Tarn - Languedoc

Stage 4 - Gorges & Causses

Here, time and water have shaped the landscape and dug deep gorges. Creating high plateaux between the junctions of these rivers, this contrast offer HexaTrek hikers incredible views.

Distance

672 km

Elevation

23.300 m
20 à 35 J

Duration

Catalogne - Ariége - P.Esp

Stage 5 - East Pyrenees

The itinerary of this stage crosses the borders continuously, between France, Andorra and Spain. You will remain in the heart of the Pyrenean range, close to the summits.

Distance

672 km

Elevation

23.300 m
20 à 35 J

Duration

National Park - Bearn - Basque

Stage 6 - West Pyrenees

From the highest Pyrenean summits to the French coastline, this stage will lead you through world-famous places such as the cirque de Gavarnie or the Pic du Midi d'Osseau.

Distance

672 km

Elevation

23.300 m
20 à 35 J

Duration