La "Pom-Pom"

La "Pom-Pom"


This course without technical difficulty is aimed at a wide audience. To reach its highest point, you will pass by the Devil's Bridge before taking a pretty single track in the forest. You will then descend via a pretty balcony path.

Itinerary suggested by the Trail du Galibier organization,

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Your security:
- Keep in mind that you are riding in mountain areas with sometimes technical trails, significant elevation where weather conditions can change quickly.
- Don't overestimate your abilities
- Check the local weather forecast before leaving / / tel: 3250
- Anticipate and adapt your clothing according to the sectors traveled and provide a survival blanket, windbreaker and whistle.
- If you are going alone, leave information about your itinerary with those around you and make sure you have a charged mobile phone.
- Always provide a reserve of water.
- Stay on the marked paths.
- Be careful of electric fences.
- During hunting season (September to January) and near big game hunts, show your presence.
- Help: in case of emergency contact 112

Your environment:
- Respect private property.
- Do not light a fire.
- Keep your waste and bring it back.
- Respect fruit production and do not cross cultivated fields.
- Do not frighten the cattle.
- Close the park barriers after your visit.
- Respect the direction of the routes.
- Be careful and courteous when overtaking and crossing hikers.

Guidebook with maps/step-by-step

Departure point: Auberge D+. 1 - After touring the town center, head up Rue des Grandes Alpes to cross the bridge towards Col du Galibier. 2 - At the Chapelle Saint Bernard, follow the path up to the Chapelle de Poingt-Ravier. 3 - From the fountain, take the single track towards the gorges de l'enfer. 4 - Cross the Devil's Bridge and continue your ascent through the forest. 5 - At the top of the old Crey Rond chairlift, follow the balcony path to the Balais alpine chalets and then to Beaujournal. 6 - Continue towards the Arolles chalets to reach the hamlet of Les Verneys. 7 - Descend to cross the D902 road and the Valloirette river. 8 - After the bridge, take the path on the left which runs alongside the river on the right bank for 300m, before turning right onto a bucolic single which takes you around the Rocher St. Pierre on the east side to the finish.

La "Pom-Pom"