On the right bank, the sandstone and limestone cliffs dominate the forest on the shadiest slope although on the opposite slope, the side where the track is, there is grassland and heathland where Ibex roam up to a certain altitude there are many different rocks of different origins : volcanic with spilites, sedimentary fir the dolomite or magmatic with granite.
From the 3 signposts at the Ecrins National Park take the road to the right and fork left quite soon afterwards on to the track beside the chapel, follow up in the direction of Tourond refuge. The track overhangs the torrent then gets closer to it until it crosses another path that is ascending to the Venasque mountain pass. Turn right on the track that winds along leading to the refuge which is just visible above... Return using the same itinerary.
Coach stop : Les Fermons (www.05voyageurs.com)
At 3 km from Chabottes plain on the D944, cross Pont du Fossé, then at the crossroads after Corbières bridge take a left on to the D944A in Champoléon valley. Finally turn left in the direction of "Les Fermons".
Located in the valley of Champoléon this interpretation center alpine pastoral cultures present life around a shepherd. An exhibition, educational activities, training, actions for the profession of shepherd and many other things to discover. Duration of the visit about 1:30.
Lat: 44.7206, Lng: 6.26106
This trek is within park center, please read access rules.
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