Easy hike offering a superb 360° panoramic view from the Bard pass, the loop itinerary passes at the foot of a tree classified as "monumental", a larch tree over 500 years old.

Statistics

3 - 4

hrs

701

m

701

m

19

max°

Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Difficult

Description

## Upward From Challencin follow route n°2, direction Ponteilles and then Arpilles (1857 m).

D'Arpilles is an easy path in the forest that leads to the Bard pass at 2176 m. From the pass reach the top of the Court de Bard, cross the wide grassy plateau full S and open, arrive after a small climb to the panoramic top of Court de Bard (orientation table). ## Return From the top, take the itinerary of the journey across the plateau and locate on the left the path, just before the Bard pass, indicated "Chavaz et arbre Monumental"".

The path, not marked, steeper than the climb, goes into the forest from the beginning.

At 10min, pass at the foot of the Monumental tree and continue along an old skidding path before finding a path on the side leading back to Challencin, this path is indicated towards the point at 1727 m.<br/><br/>_This Adventure has been shared under the [Creative Commons Share Alike](https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/) licence._