7 - Les 3 lacs

7 - Les 3 lacs


This intermediate level route will take you to the Lac du Grand Ban via the Col des Rochilles.

Even if the duration of this route is estimated between 3 to 4 hours, we advise you to bring a picnic in order to leave for the day and enjoy the lakes.
Technical point: on the 4x4 path there are small slippery stones.
Medium physical difficulty due to its length and its elevation, the outward journey is all uphill.


- The routes you take are your own responsibility. You must choose a route adapted to your physical and technical capacity. If in doubt, do not hesitate to contact mountain professionals.

- Find out about the weather conditions before your departure.

- Be properly equipped to practice hiking in complete safety and deal with the vagaries of the weather.

Tell someone if you are leaving alone and prefer a morning departure so as not to be surprised by the night.

Guidebook with maps/step-by-step

Departure - From the tourist office, head up Rue des Grandes Alpes towards the hamlet of Les Verneys 1 - Once you've crossed the bridge, walk along the parking lot to take the footbridge on the left of the main road to the "Vitta Vittel" fitness trail 2 - At the equestrian center, continue straight ahead to pass the Les Verneys chairlift 3 - Continue straight ahead on the path and then the D902 road along the river towards Col du Galibier and Plan Lachat. At Ferme des Etroits, take the route through the hamlet of Bonnenuit. 4 - At Plan Lachat, follow the 4X4 track up to Lac du Grand Ban, passing the military camp and Col des Rochilles. 5 - Follow the trail on your left to discover the next two lakes. 6 - Easy option: return along the same route. Difficult option: descent via the combe de l'Aiguille Noire (see black route no. 9).

7 - Les 3 lacs

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    • Free access.