A complete tour of the 7 lakes
From Prapoutel, this 39 km hike passes through many high-altitude lakes in the heart of GR®38. It will therefore take several days to be able to achieve it.
- Lac Noir: The black lake is the first of the lakes that can be reached in the tour of the 7 lakes. It’s the smallest of the lakes, but it allows you to reach a little higher the EDF chalet which offers a magnificent view of the other lakes.
- Lac Carré: Square lake is located on the edge of a dam and it takes 1 hour and a half to go around and reach the Lac de la Sagne and the 7 Laux shelter (this 7 Laux hikeactually takes several days)
- Lac de la Motte: This lake with its special cut-out allows above all to have a wonderful view of the snow-capped peaks.
- Lac Cottepens: It is without a doubt the largest of the 7 Laux lakes. It’s a very peaceful place.
- Lac du Cos: This lake is located upstream of Lac Cottepens. It offers an unobstructed view of the Crête des Liettes and the Col de la vache (cows pass).
- Lac Jeplan: This lake is very flat, but it draws its beauty from the rock bar that flows into it.
- Lac de la Corne: In the hollow of a verdant combe that has in the background the Massif Pic des Eustaches. This lake offers a truly idyllic setting in the tour of the lakes.
- Lac de la Sagne: This lake is one of the most beautiful peaks of this hike around the 7 Laux lakes. On the shores of this lake you can admire the Rissiou or the great peak of Belledonne
For hiking enthusiasts, the tour of the 7 Laux lakes is a really happy hike.