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HexaTrek - Stage 3 : Hautes-Alpes

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HexaTrek : La Grande Traversée de France
  • Mont Aiguille - Vercors
    Mont Aiguille - Vercors
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Mountains like in the Northern Alps, but with the sun in addition, the Hautes-Alpes are a paradise for the hikers who venture there.
difficult
Distance 535.9 km
270:00 h
30,100 m
30,841 m
2,839 m
46 m

ECRINS NATIONAL PARK
The Tour des Écrins is the only place on the route where the HexaTrek allows itself a little detour of 140km to see the best of this place. The plateau of Emparis, the Meije, the lake of Lauvitel... the tour of the Ecrins, it's almost 8000m of difference in altitude in a place cut off from the world.

GRAND MASSIF DE BELLEDONNE
Discover the hidden treasures of these mountains. The Seven Laux lake, the Pra pass or the Crozet lake, this mountain range is as surprising from its cave as by the viewpoints it offers on the Chartreuse or the Bauges massif

REGIONAL PARK OF VERCORS A real UFO of the HexaTrek, the Mont Aiguille stands like a statue in the middle of the chaotic scenery of the Vercors cliffs. And it is above all the emblem of the HexaTrek! The high plateaus are a haven of peace outside of time and the Archiane cirque a masterpiece of nature.

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Update: July 25, 2022
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2,839 m
Lowest point
46 m
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Download the official application of the HexaTrek, to get the complete guide of the Trail !  

  • All maps are available offline   
  • Find all the bivouac areas, unguarded shelters and refuges along the route and know where to spend the night.   
  • Don't miss any of the unmissable, natural wonders and the most beautiful villages of France   
  • Identify the water and Ressuply points to ensure your autonomy

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Start

Lautaret (2,056 m)
Coordinates:
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45.035671, 6.405587
DMS
45°02'08.4"N 6°24'20.1"E
UTM
32T 295647 4990187
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Destination

Saint Martin d'Ardeche

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

To get to the Col du Lautaret :
Plane : The nearest airport to Le Lautaret is Grenoble
Train : The nearest train station is in Grenoble
Bus : From Grenoble a bus line will take you to the Col du Lautaret 

To get to Saint-Martin :
Plane : the airports of Avignon or Montélimar are the closest to the city of St Martin
Train : The nearest main lines are in Orange and Montélimar. The nearest train station is Bollène-la-Croisière where it is possible to take a bus to Saint Martin d'Ardèche.
Car : this place is close to a freeway exit. Bus lines are available

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Coordinates

DD
45.035671, 6.405587
DMS
45°02'08.4"N 6°24'20.1"E
UTM
32T 295647 4990187
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
535.9 km
Duration
270:00 h
Ascent
30,100 m
Descent
30,841 m
Highest point
2,839 m
Lowest point
46 m
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