GR54© Tour de l'Oisans & des Ecrins
13 avenue Maréchal Foch BP 46 05000 Gap
The GR54 takes you round the Écrins Massif and into the wild and magnificent Oisans. You can spend 11 days exploring handsome peaks – the Meije and Barre des Ecrins – a few glaciers (from the Emparis plateau) and the superb Arsine, La Muzelle and Le Lautivel lakes.This route is for experienced walkers only, as it involves the crossing of several serious mountain passes at L’Aup Martin, La Vaurze, and La Muzelle… You can start this tour in mid-June, when the huts open, but risk finding large patches of névé snow, which can be difficult to cross. The best time to go is between 15 July and 15 September.