Stage 2 - Northern Alps
Savoie - Beaufortain - Vanoise
15 à 30 J
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
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
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.
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.
INFORMATION & TRANSPORT
Seasonalities, places of departure and arrival, means of transport
The nearest airport to Le Lautaret is Grenoble
Geneva International Airport is the closest airport to the town of Yvoire.
Jui - Oct
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)
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.
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.
TOP 10 MOST BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPE
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Magnificent place at the Swiss border, the small and big dam of Emosson are an unmissable part of the stage
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.
THE MONT BLANC
AIGUILLE DU MIDI
In this real postcard landscape, this lake reigns as the blue jewel in the heart of the green Beaufortain nature.
Whether you are leaving for the great adventure, or simply a section of the Hexatrek, discover the most beautiful landscapes of the route in pictures
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