This hike has a wonderful belvedere over Réallon and the Gap area. It will be a delight for geology enthusiasts as they go over the Oucanes or come close to the Aiguilles de Chabrières.
From the car park, take the Joubelle forestry track. After a bend left, follow it for 500 m. Then take a footpath that leads right and climbs rapidly into the forest, it is way tracked with an orange and a blue spot. Cross the Serre du Mouton pastures (caution, the arrows on the signs are not always correct). After a flat terrain, the route climbs again to an unobstructed hillcrest from where it is possible to see the Serre Ponçon lake. The route follows the crest that leads to the top of the Chabrières chairlift and an observation point. Continue on the visible footpath (which is now ondicated by a blue spot alone) that descends slightly and continues on a ledge to link up to the foot of the corridor before climbing up again to the Chabrières gap. The footpath continues up and across until it reaches the summit that overlooks the Gap basin. From there it is possible to go to the summit of Chabrières, which takes 15 minutes (steep, non-sign-posted route. Not recommended with children) The footpath skirts the Oucanes and continues down towards the Rougnous plateau that it then crosses. It then winds into a valley and joins up with a footpath coming from the Font-Renarde mountain hut that is visible below. Continue on the footpath and link up with the ski slopes that lead to the car park.
Shuttle possible from the Chorges train station to Réallon. Be sure to reserve 36 hours in advance at 05voyageurs or by calling 04 92 502 505.
Several possible routes: from Chorges via Saint Appolinaire (D9), from Savines-le-Lac via Chérines (D41) and from Embrun by the Route des Puys (D9)
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