Trek – « In the heart of the Bauges range »

Let's take a tour of the Arcalod (2217m), the highest peak of the Bauges range. This two-day hike will take place in the wildest part of the range, partly in the wildlife and hunting reserve. This will be an opportunity, with a little luck, to observe mountain goat in their environment but also to enjoy a preserved natural environment. The night will take place in an old alpine farm with a sublime view of Mount Pécloz. On the program, campfire, magnificent panoramas, rustic atmosphere for a change of scenery.
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Wild tour of the Arcalod peak (2217m)

Day 1 : North Half-tour of the Arcalod peak 

Up 1060m Down 440m    6h00 of hiking

Departure with the fresh temperature from the small hamlet of Précherel. Our climb will be in a forest valley between Mount Trelod and Arcalod. Arrived at the Chérel pass the hike is more technical on steeper trails with magnificent views. Another last effort and here we are at the Orgeval pass. The view that emerges is splendid, the refuge is not very far.

Night in refuge (Dormitory).

Day 2 : South Half-tour of the Arcalod peak   

Up 340m Down 960m    5h30 of hiking

We begin our descent of the pastures to reach the valley of Bellevaux where course the Cheran river. The rest of the hike takes place through a beautiful hardwood forest. We will cross the small « Bauju » village of Carlet with his former laundry before joining the start of the hike.

Walking times are calculated from an average speed defined in the trekking difficulty level sheet. These are indicative times that do not include breaks. The itinerary may have to be slightly modified for security reasons (weather, level of participants) or for reasons of organization (availability of accommodation).

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Good to know about the adventure
Trek – « In the heart of the Bauges range »

The price includes
Supervision by a certified hiking guide.
Group of 12 people maximum per supervisor for an optimal security and user-friendliness.
Accommodation: In refuge (dormitory) half board. The meal which will be prepared by the whole group.
The picnics of days 1 and 2.
The price doesn’t include
Emergency and Repatriation Insurance (Mandatory).
Cancellation insurance (Recommended).
Transportation to the starting point of the hike.
The drinks.
Anything that is not listed in the "price includes" section.
These are per participant rates which are only valid for a group consisting of 6 people minimum.
For a group of less than 6 people, a departure is possible with a price readjusted according to the final number of participants (As an indication, for a group of 4 people the price will be 260 € / pers).

For an already constituted group (superior to 6 people), thank you to contact us directly for the establishment of a personalized estimate.
Schedule and meeting place
Parking Précherel (Commune of Jarsy) the first day around 9am (The time and place will be confirmed later by the mountain leader in charge of the group). Return the next day around 4pm.
Plan a personal vehicle or carpooling possible to join the start of the hike (about 50 minutes from the center of Annecy).
Required level
Regular Walker:
Hike of moderate difficulty. 700 to 900m vertical drop and 5 to 7h walk on average per day. Hiking on mountain trails that are generally well maintained but can sometimes take place on easy off-trail routes. Good condition and physical preparation are highly desirable. A hiking experience is recommended.
Voyage organisé par l'association Quartz
Une organisation du Bureau des Guides d'Annecy
Affiliée à l’Apriam
344 chemin de l’oratoire 74290 Alex
Immatriculation Atout France
IM 073.10.0023
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