La Pierre à Bérard
Difficulty : mediumRound trip timing : 3h30Distance : 10kmStarting point altitude : 1337mHighest point : 1924mElevation gain : 628mElevation losses : 628mGPX Track : DownloadPoint of interest waterfall refreshment shack refuge natural reserve
Very pleasant walk along the Eau de Berard, partly through larch forests: on
the edge of the Vallon de Bérard Nature Reserve. Hut at the arrival with restaurant and dormitories.
Take the path above the Hotel du Buet. Walk up through the meadows to the
Chalet de la Cascade de Berard. Follow the path through a lovely larch forest and
then up a steep sided gorge to the first plateau called Fontaine-Froide. Higher up,
cross the river at the Vordette bridge (1 528 m) and climb a steep rocky slope
to reach a second plateau. A succession of natural terraces brings you to the foot
of the last slope. Once across the stream, the path zigzags up to the mountain
refuge, under a huge rock.
Pierre à Bérard hut : +33(0)4 50 54 62 08
Recommended period *
From 15/05 to 31/10.
Hut open from June to September.
Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.
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