The Ecrins culminates in the summits of the Meije (3983m) and the Ecrins (4102m). The park was created in 1973 ten years after that of the Vanoise National Park. The Ecrins retains a wild feel due to it’s complex geology, with numerous deep valleys. These valleys are relatively hard to access and so have kept their charm unspoilt by creeping commercialisation.
This tour with seven walking stages, nine days in total passes through majestic mountain scenery including high mountain passes and the valleys of the Oisan, Brianconnais and the Valgaudemar.
This tour stay requires a good physical endurance with stages of up to 8 hours walking and up to 1550m of cumulative ascent. This physical effort is rewarded with staying, except for one night, in comfortable valley based accommodation.