From Lake Noir to Lake Besson

 This easy hike gives you access to beautiful scenic landscapes, facing the Belledonne mountain range.
You are at 2100m above sea level and on this large plateau of lakes, explore the peaceful expanses where skiers cannot gain access with their skis, only via hiking. Popular in the summer, the hiking lakes offer equally great sensations in winter. This is the only time of the year where you can cross! Take your time: there are so many panoramas to observe, along the ridges ... It is also an opportunity to optimise your technique and enjoyment of nature.

The 'Between Two Lakes' programme details

The success of this outing will depend on the kindness of the weather. If conditions require adjusting or suspending the hike, we will notify you the day before.
The morning
  • Meet at the esf Grandes Rousses at 9:00am.
  • Safety is a priority! Distribution of safety equipment before departure and preparation for the outing: snow conditions, weather etc.
  • we take the cablecar 'mixte des Jeux' to get some height
  • We reach the 'Lake Besson' chalet by the cross-country ski trail.
  • We cross the lake along the ridges, between Lake Noir and Lake Besson.
  • We follow the Lake Besson weir.
  • We descend back to the station via the track.
  • Return to esf office at midday.

Provisions supplied

  • Security kit (bag, shovel, DVA, radio)

You bring

  • Cross-country skis and poles
  • Small snacks like cereal bars
  • Water
Between Two Lakes
From 40€/pers. + pedestrian lift pass 

Highlights of 'Between Two Lakes' programme

  • The feeling of freedom and space, cross the lakes via the ridge......
  • The breathtaking view of the Belledonne range that escorts you on your journey
  • The pleasure of an activity that perfectly combines leisure and sport, in perfect balance.


An ever changing course
"We love this change of scenery and find ourselves in this dream setting. From one day to another, the mountain is never the same. Snow powder or crust, a play of shadows and a rainbow of colours, clouds and wind, the mountain changes daily."