Lac de Peyre

A short uphill walk from the Col de la Colombiere to the lake and back. Nice scenery but can be popular.

Technical sheet
No. 2257778
A Le Reposoir walk posted on 08/07/19 by Alwayswiththehills. Update : 16/07/19
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h50[?]
Distance Distance : 5.18km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 488m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 484m
Highest point Highest point : 2088m
Lowest point Lowest point : 1600m
Average Difficulty : Average
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Areas Areas : Alps, Aravis et Bornes
Location Location : Le Reposoir (74950)
Starting point Starting point : N 45.992485° / E 6.476703°
Map IGN Map (Click to buy) : Ref. 3430ET, 3430ETR
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Pointe du Midi and Porte d' Enfer from the lake Mont Blanc massif from Lac de Peyre

Description

Park at the Col de la Colombiere. There is quite a lot of parking spread along the road but I advise that you get there early to secure your place as this is a busy place, people come to eat at the restaurant, walk or just to visit.

(D) From the parking, take the broad path on the left of the restaurant.

(1) At the first obvious bend, turn right and continue along the broad track this ascends to the Chalet de la Colombiere (farm building)

(2) From the farm, take the path heading uphill. This goes through many zig-zags and in parts splits and rejoins again. It is very eroded in places, especially near the top just before the slope eases back.

(3) At the lake, there are lots of goats and usually a human-friendly herd/guard dog. To get back, retrace your steps back downhill to the parking. (A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 1600m - Col de la Colombiere car park
1 : km 0.18 - alt. 1626m
2 : km 0.74 - alt. 1689m
3 : km 2.64 - alt. 2088m - Lac de Peyre - Lac de Peyre
D/A : km 5.18 - alt. 1604m - Col de la Colombiere car park

Useful Information

Food / drink at the restaurant.
Wear sensible footwear, light hiking boots or approach shoes. The path can be loose in places.

We advise taking IGN maps with you on this walk. Click here to buy : 3430ET, 3430ETR.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

During the walk or to do/see around

The views of the mountain scenery are good and the lake is a nice place to relax.

If you are a climber/boulderer there are some good boulders above the Col de lad Colombiere. From the Chalet de la Colombiere take the footpath contouring the hillside until you come to them, they are obvious and you will have seen them from the ascent/descent to the lake.

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