In the heart of the first French National Park.
Aussois (1489m bus connection from Mondane station)
Col d'Aussois (2916m)
Total travelling time:
Overall height gain/loss:
+ 3198m - 3859m
Aussois – La Montana (chairlift) – Ref. de Plan Sec – Ref. du Fond d’Aussois – Col d’Aussois (Pointe de l’Observatoire) – Ref. du Roc de la Pêche
Today’s route is almost impossible to complete in a day without the help of chairlifts. This is why you start this tour by chairlift from Aussois (1489m) to the upper station “La Montana” at 2150m*. Walk up to Ref. de Plan Sec (2320m) followed by Ref. du Fond d’Aussois (2324m), before taking a steep path leading you to Col d’Aussois (2916m). Here you are at the highest point of the tour. If you wish to climb up to Pointe de l’Observatoire (3015m), which is quite close, you need to ascend a further 100 meters. The view from this “balcony” is simply spectacular. After the pass there is a steep and slippery descent (also at the beginning of summer) because of the snowfields and you finally reach Ref. du Roc de la Péche (1920m).
* If you prefer to start the tour on foot, you can stay overnight at one of the following huts: Ref. de Plan Sec (2320m) – Ref. de la Dent Parrachée (2511m) – Ref. du Fond d’Aussois (2324m). The travelling time depends on the hut you choose, but it takes between 3 to 5 hours.
Ref. du Roc de la Pêche (1920m): Tel. +33-(0)4-79087975,
open almost all year (closed April and November), private.
For further information: Office du Tourisme Maison d’Aussois, www.aussois.com