During this walk, you will discover several important sites in one day: the Savonne, the Sassière, the Lac Noir and the hamlets of the valley of the Mercuel.
From the Pierre Giret parking lot, follow the paved road for 100 m, and after the bridge over the Savonne, take the path that rises to the left along the stream. After about 15 minutes, turn right onto the Chemin de la Sassière. Take the pastoral road from la Sassière and follow it to the plateau. Walk on the plateau for several hundred meters. The Refuge is well in sight on the plateau. Proceed and cross the stream via the bridge, cross the ruined hamlet of La Sassière, cross a second stream via a small footbridge, and then go left up a small path to a plateau. Cross a mountain stream and reach Montséti Pass via steep slopes. Turn left to descend to Lac Noir. At the end of the lake, the trail begins to descend. At a fork, turn left into the path that leads to the hamlet of La Motte (refuge de l'Archeboc). Follow the pastoral road to the hamlet of Les Côtes and then turn right into a path towards Pierre-Giret and La Savonne. After the large mountain stream of La Sassière (sometimes tricky crossing). Take the path that leads back to the Savonne and the parking lot.
AddressParking Pierre Giret
From 01/04 to 30/11.
Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.
Type of customer
- Level red – hard
- Pets welcome
To see also
mountain refuge of archeboc
Refuge located in the hamlet of La Motte, it is very well placed on circuits of several days, such as the Alta via Glaciale, via Alpina, Grand Tour de Tarentaise. It also allows interesting loops through the pass of Mount (towards Italy)
mountain refuge of le ruitor
Located in the valley of the Petite Sassière, the refuge is guarded in spring and summer. The rest of the year the refuge is open but there is no surveillance. On-site catering during the opening period: fresh and local produce.