Great hike from Auris through the shady and bucolic Sarenne valley before reaching Huez village. You will go back up to the Alpe d'Huez resort to return to Auris by the Sarenne road and the Col de Cluy.
About : Auris > Huez > Alpe d’Huez, en boucle – Hiking
A hike rich in history, patrimony and landscapes with the Sarenne gorges as a link between Auris and Alpe d'Huez... A charming and private spot that invites you to fish and picnic near the ruins of the old mill.
Departure : Auris en Oisans
Difference in altitude : 870 m
Round trip time: 7h30
Distance : 18 km
Technical level : easy - physical level : easy
CARTE ET TOPO
Carte / Topo guide OBP n°2 et 3 = paths 301 + 260 + 265 + 251 + 267 + 339 + 253.
IGN Top 25 Bourg d'Oisans et l'Alpe d'Huez 3335 ET.
From Auris, follow the path towards the Col de Maronne. At the Col de Maronne, go down towards the Rosay/Roman Bridge.
At the Roman Bridge, continue towards Huez.
It is possible to take the cable car or the free shuttle bus (ask about the summer opening periods) between Huez village and Alpe d'Huez to shorten the walk a little and above all to go up 300 metres without any extra effort (this saves you about 45 minutes on the total time).
From Alpe d'Huez, follow path 267 towards the Col de Sarenne (tarmac road, passing near the Brandes archaeological site.
Join Le Gua then follow 339 towards Col de Cluy.
For the return to the station, follow the path 312 Auris Station.
TO SEE ON THE TOUR:
- The hamlet of Le Rosay with its typical, well-maintained stone houses and also for its 15th century chapel of the Ste Trinité.
- The Roman bridge, on the trail of the ancient "Roman road", which linked Grenoble to Italy via the Col du Lautaret and the Romanche valley.
- Around the bridge you will find old water mills.
TO SEE, TO DO IN THE SURROUNDINGS.
Discover the botanical garden on the path 252, towards the Col de Sarenne.
GOOD TO KNOW
- La Sarenne is "the longest black run in Europe". In fact, the path you take is the end of this mythical ski run in winter. It starts from the Pic Blanc, at an altitude of 3300 metres, from where there is a 360 degree view of the surrounding mountains.
Dogs must be kept on a leash because of the presence of herding dogs at certain times of the year.
J+ : 870 m
Map and GPX marking
Auris > Huez > Alpe d’Huez, en boucle – Hiking
- Pets welcome
From 31/05 to 31/10.
Subject to favorable weather.
Subject to favorable weather
Free of charge