Tour de l'Argentine

Route Information

Category
Region
Difficulty
Moderate
Length
Duration
Ascent
Descent

Description

This magnificent hike starts in Solalex. It is a loop that can be done during the day. It is a sporty route which remains accessible by adapting the pace of the hiker. There are some tricky sections on this route which should be avoided if the previous days have been rainy.

Starting from the car park at the bottom of Solalex, climb to Anzeinde then keep going to the Col des Essets. Make the most of the spectacular view of l'Ecuelle and the surrounding peaks. Take care as you walk down to the plateau then head for La Vare. After about 1.8 km, take a right up to La Motte. Admire the spectacular view of the Grand Muveran and the Lion d'Argentine. Keep going carefully towards Solalex. There’s a chain to hold onto as you go down if the ground is slippery. Only use this trail in good weather. This route can be done in an anti-clockwise direction to avoid going down the most delicate part between Roc du Châtelet and Solalex. This alternative is recommended especially if the ground is wet.

Practical Information

A few pointers: - Stay on the marked paths - Make sure you know your route and the weather conditions - Respect flora and fauna - Take your rubbish home with you - Respect private property - Close all gates behind you - Keep dogs on leads INFO: the patous (sheepdogs) no longer keep livestock in the Richard region.

This magnificent hike starts in Solalex. It is a loop that can be done during the day. It is a sporty route which remains accessible by adapting the pace of the hiker. There are some tricky sections on this route which should be avoided if the previous days have been rainy.

Starting from the car park at the bottom of Solalex, climb to Anzeinde then keep going to the Col des Essets. Make the most of the spectacular view of l'Ecuelle and the surrounding peaks. Take care as you walk down to the plateau then head for La Vare. After about 1.8 km, take a right up to La Motte. Admire the spectacular view of the Grand Muveran and the Lion d'Argentine. Keep going carefully towards Solalex. There’s a chain to hold onto as you go down if the ground is slippery. Only use this trail in good weather. This route can be done in an anti-clockwise direction to avoid going down the most delicate part between Roc du Châtelet and Solalex. This alternative is recommended especially if the ground is wet.

Practical Information

A few pointers: - Stay on the marked paths - Make sure you know your route and the weather conditions - Respect flora and fauna - Take your rubbish home with you - Respect private property - Close all gates behind you - Keep dogs on leads INFO: the patous (sheepdogs) no longer keep livestock in the Richard region.

Course profile

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