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Balcon du Sirac

 ffrance.gif (976 octets)    The Parc National des Ecrins authority maintains over 600km of tracks, covering some 270,000ha. Les Ecrins have a special charm, their spectacular features are easily accessible but they still look wild and remote .
Alps - Parc National des Ecrins
Départ Sirac
Massif du Sirac

Many beautiful walks start from Hotel du Gioberney. This loop is as nice either way, it crosses spectacular alpine sites at an average altitude of 2000m.

Lys martagon
Lys martagon

On the way, the flora is as remarkable as the snowy peaks, creeks and glaciers.

Lac et refuge de Vallonpierre - Cliquer pour agrandir Cliquer pour agrandir
Lac et refuge de Vallonpierre

Cosy refuge very well sited by a small lake and with magnificent views.

Col de Vallonpierre
Col de Vallonpierre

Beyond the refuge the grassy flat is the ideal place for a bivouac and to explore the area, or go over the pass on the GR54.

Balcon du Sirac

From Vallonpierre to refuge de Chabournéou, the track sidle around the Sirac. Chamois sightings are not uncommon in this area.The complete loop reconnects with the valley and back to the starting point.

Pointe de Chabournéou
Pointe de Chabournéou
Start from La Chapelle en Valgaudemar.
 

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