A short uphill walk from the Col de la Colombiere to the lake and back. Nice scenery but can be popular.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
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)
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
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.
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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.
A lovely walk through great scenery which changes at different points of the walks. Good views and very quiet.
Note this is not marked with the usual yellow signposts so you will need to refer to your IGN map. There are some hand-painted signs and arrows to help guide you. This walk also passes through the upland pasture with grazing sheep and the livestock is protected by dogs. Make sure you have read the information and know-how to pass flocks in a safe manner. A photo re info is attached,
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A steep walk to a natural rock arch, the Trou de la Mouche (Fly Hole). The section up to the Trou is steep and loose in places, the initial descent is also steep but soon eases off. This route, although shown on IGN maps, is not marked with paint flashes. Signposts at the start of the route make this clear so make sure you have a map and compass.
The walk is best done in the direction described, and best done a clear, dry day.
A great walk for the family. You can choose between going to the lake and back or going right up to the top. The latter is easier than it looks and is actually less steep than the ascent to the lake.You will be rewarded with magnificent views.
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Follow the signs for the “Tour du Village".
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