RefugeSearch, find and plan your next refuge experience!

Top 5 of the best hikes in the Hautes-Alpes with refuges 🥾🏔️🏠

Apr 4, 2023·5 min read

Are you looking for the best hikes in the Hautes-Alpes with refuges to spend the night? You are in the right place ! In this article, we will introduce you to the top 5 most breathtaking routes for an unforgettable experience. Prepare your walking shoes and go on an adventure!

1. The Tour of Mont Thabor with the Refuge du Thabor 🏔️🚶‍♂️🏠

The Tour du Mont Thabor is an exceptional hike, which takes you through the grandiose landscapes of the Massif des Cerces. With its 3,178 meters of altitude, Mount Tabor offers a breathtaking panorama. The Refuge du Thabor is ideally located to spend the night and regain strength.

Duration: 5 days Distance: 63km Difficulty: Medium Shelter: Tabor Shelter

2. Quirlies Lake with Quirlies Refuge ⛰️🏞️🏠

Nestled in the heart of the Hautes-Alpes, the Lac des Quirlies is a true alpine jewel. Surrounded by majestic mountains, this high-altitude lake is accessible via a well marked hiking trail. Le Refuge des Quirlies welcomes you for a well-deserved break.

Duration: 1 day Distance: 16km Difficulty: Easy Hut: Quirlies Hut

4. The Pic de Rochebrune with the Refuge de Chardonnet 🧗‍♀️🌄🏠

The Pic de Rochebrune, culminating at 3,324 meters, is a dizzying hike for adventurers looking for thrills. Offering stunning panoramic views, this hike is ideal for experienced hikers. Le Refuge de Chardonnet warmly welcomes you for a restful night.

Duration: 1 day Distance: 14km Difficulty: Difficult Shelter: Chardonnet Shelter

5. The Aiguilles d'Arves Tour with the Aiguille d'Arves Refuge 🚶‍♀️🏔️🏠

The Tour des Aiguilles d'Arves is an essential hike for mountain enthusiasts. This loop offers exceptional views of the Aiguilles d'Arves, the Ecrins and Mont-Blanc. The Aiguille d'Arves Refuge awaits you for a good rest deserved after a day full of emotions.

Duration: 6 days Distance: 72km Difficulty: Medium Hut: Aiguille d'Arves Hut

The Hautes-Alpes are full of hiking trails for all tastes and all levels, as well as welcoming refuges to spend the night. Whether you are a beginner or experienced, these five hikes will provide you with unforgettable memories and breathtaking panoramas. So, put on your walking shoes and set off to discover these natural wonders in the company of the refuges that will welcome you warmly!

Hautes-Alpes, hikes, refuges, Tour of Mont Thabor, Lac des Quirlies, Vallée de la Clarée, Pic de Rochebrune, Tour of the Aiguilles d'Arves, Refuge du Thabor, Refuge des Quirlies, Refuge de Laval, Refuge de Chardonnet, Refuge of the Aiguille d'Arves


Read more