Route 9 black - Les Crêtes
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This loop tour offers you to discover the Arves valley and the Etendard massif by the ridges. The departure can be either at the Tourist Office, or at the Col de la Croix de Fer. It passes by the Plan du Moulin, the path of the Arcossaie in balcony the Col d’Ornon, the mountain chalets of Pravel, Les Deux Ponts, the hamlet of Les Prés Plans and its chapel, the Col Nord des Lacs, the Col de la Croix de Fer, the Ouillon the highest pasture of Europe, the tip of Corbier and the Col d'Arves ... You will discover the neighboring resorts of Les Sybelles ski area. No less than 4 climbs to make you discover mountain landscapes breathtaking. A very varied itinerary that takes you between meadows and undergrowth to the high mountains. You run in grazing areas and will cross herds of cows and sheep. At the refuge Etendard you can make a stop, why not for the night to do the course in 2 days?

The characteristics of the route.
Saint-Sorlin-d’Arves (73)
  • Distance 38.6 km
  • Elevation gain 2330 m
  • Elevation lost 2330 m
  • Min. elevation 1459 m
  • Max. elevation. 2535 m
  • Duration (depending on pace) 5h à 10h
  • Marking Trail-running n°9 black
Area : Saint Sorlin d'Arves
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