Mini summit and ridge hike with two lovely refuges

Statistics

4 - 5

hrs

602

m

602

m

9

max┬░

Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Moderate

Description

Starting at the Autrans cross country ski park, and reaching the first Refuge Geve very quickly the route then winds up through the trees to the Pic Orient, where sheer drops offer views in the direction of Lyon.

Continuing back along the ridge towards Autrans the path drops back into the trees and follows along a wide valley track to reach the second refuge Le Banc de l'Ours, great views from the refuge across the Autrans and Meaudre valley.

The route loops back through fields and more woodland to the car park.