Écrins

Description

Écrins

The Massif des Écrins is a high Alpine region east of Grenoble. Highest summit is the Barre des Écrins, 4.102 m. The GR54, Tour de l'Oisans, and the GR50, Tour des Écrins, both make a round tour possible in this large and partly glaciated mountain area. It is reasonably protected, compared to other French Alpine regions.

Map

Hiking Map of Ecrins

Trails in this region

Books

Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2014
  • Via Ferratas of the French Alps
  • This guidebook covers 66 varied via ferratas in the French Alps. The routes are spread over six areas: Geneva and the Northern Alps, Chambéry, Tarentaise and Maurienne valleys, Grenoble and Briançon, amid the Mont Blanc, Vanoise and Queyras ranges. Difficulty ranges from easy, protected routes through to exposed, technical challenges. Read more
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United Kingdom
2014
  • French Alps - Via Ferratas - 66 Routes Between Geneva and Briançon
  • Via Ferratas of the French Alps by Cicerone covers 66 varied routes across six areas: Geneva and the Northern Alps, Chambéry, Tarentaise and Maurienne valleys, Grenoble and Briançon, amid the Mont Blanc, Vanoise and Queyras ranges. Difficulty ranges from easy, protected routes through to exposed, technical challenges. The routes in this... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2017
  • Écrins National Park
  • Guidebook to 70 walking routes in the Écrins national park in the French Alps. The Massif des Écrins is mostly a national park, with summits over 3000m high. Routes follow well-marked trails in the Romanche, Vallées de la Guisane, Vallouise, du Vénéon and Valgaudemar. Read more
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United Kingdom
2008
  • Ecrins National Park Walks
  • Ecrins National Park is accomplished walker Kev Reynolds’ Cicerone guide to the walking opportunities in this dramatic region of the French Alps. The guide covers the entirety of the National Park, the Massif des Ecrins containing mountains hung with glaciers and more than 100 summits over 3000m high. Many of the walks also journey through... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2008
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2008
  • Wandelgids Ecrins National Park | Cicerone
  • Easily reached from Grenoble, the Massif des Écrins is one of the most spectacular regions in all the Alps. Most of the area is a national park, containing bold mountains hung with glaciers, and more than 100 summits over 3000m high. The park offers a profusion of alpine flowers, and romantic old villages and hamlets huddle in the valleys. This... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2008
  • Tour of the Oisans: The GR54
  • A guidebook to the GR54 trek around the Écrins national park, the Tour of the Oisans. The 176km route is described clockwise from Bourg d'Oisans and is one of Europe's toughest treks. The Tour is split into 10 day stages with suggestions for a 13-day itinerary and alternative stages. For experienced Alpine trekkers, some exposure. Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2008
  • Tour of the Oisans: The GR54
  • This handy guidebook contains detailed route descriptions for the GR54 trail circuit around the Écrins national park, the Tour of the Oisans. The route is known to be one of Europe's toughest treks and traverses difficult terrain. It is described in 10 long day walk stages with suggestions for a 13 day itinerary and alternative stages Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2009
  • Wandelgids Tour of the Oisans | Cicerone
  • The Tour of the Oisans on the GR54 is a challenging two-week trek around the Ecrins National Park (southeast of Grenoble) in France, one of the most visually spectacular regions in all the Alps. In the course of 10–13 days it covers 176km and climbs more than 12,800m to cross a series of challenging cols that separate deep and enchanting... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2009
  • Tour of the Queyras
  • The Tour of the Queyras follows the GR58 and half of the GR541 trails. The 12-day Tour described in this guidebook crosses 24 cols, all above 2000m, with options to climb 17 summits of varying difficulty. This route is ideal for those new to Alpine trekking, but also provides optional challenges for the more experienced hiker and hillwalker. Read more
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United Kingdom
2009
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2009
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2017
  • The GR5 Trail - Vosges and Jura
  • Guidebook to a 687km (427 mile) trek through eastern France, traversing the Vosges and the Haut-Jura plateau. The route follows the GR53 from Wissembourg to Schirmeck, before picking up the central section of the GR5 from Schirmeck to Nyon on Lake Geneva, taking in wooded and grassy hills, river gorges and fascinating castle ruins. Read more
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United Kingdom
2017
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Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelgids The GR5 Trail Vosges and Jura | Cicerone
  • Uitstekende wandelgids van dit geweldige gebied. goed beschreven met veel praktische informatie om de route te kunnen lopen, inclusief redelijke kaarten. This guidebook describes a long-distance walking route through the delightful Vosges and Jura. Situated in France near the eastern border, the three regional parks of the Ballons des Vosges,... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2016
  • The GR5 Trail
  • An essential guidebook for walking the GR5 trail, 660km from Lac Leman (Lake Geneva) to Nice or Menton, through the French Alps. Includes all the main variant routes as it passes Mont Blanc, then through the Vanoise, the Queyras and the Mercantour National Parks. Includes accommodation, profiles and maps. Suitable for fairly experienced hikers. Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2016
  • The GR5 Trail
  • An essential guidebook for walking the GR5 trail, 660km from Lac Leman (Lake Geneva) to Nice or Menton, through the French Alps. Includes all the main variant routes as it passes Mont Blanc, then through the Vanoise, the Queyras and the Mercantour National Parks. Includes accommodation, profiles and maps. Suitable for fairly experienced hikers. Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Wandelgids The GR5 Trail | Cicerone
  • Engelsetalige wandelgids van het beroemde GR 5 pad in de Franse Alpen. Dezse gids beschrijft de gehele route van de GR 5 van het meer van Geneve tot aan Nice en de Middellandse zee. Goede beschrijvingen en informatie; kaartmateriaal is vrij beperkt. An essential guidebook for walking the GR5, one of the world's most spectacular long-distance... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2017
  • The North Downs Way
  • Guidebook to walking the North Downs Way National Trail, a 130 mile (208km) trail between Farnham and Dover, with an optional visit to Canterbury. Following the ancient Pilgrim's Way for much of the way, through pleasant countryside, this is one of the easier National Trails and the walk is described over 11 stages. With 1:25K OS map booklet. Read more
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2017
  • The North Downs Way
  • A guidebook to walking the North Downs Way National Trail, a 130 mile (208km) walk between the high downland of Farnham and the historic city of Dover on the Kent coast, with an optional visit to Canterbury. The route is described in 11 stages, and is fully illustrated with colour photographs and OS map extracts. The North Downs Way is one of... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2017
  • The North Downs Way
  • Guidebook to walking the North Downs Way National Trail, a 130 mile (208km) trail between Farnham and Dover, with an optional visit to Canterbury. Following the ancient Pilgrim's Way for much of the way, through pleasant countryside, this is one of the easier National Trails and the walk is described over 11 stages. With 1:25K OS map booklet. Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelgids The North Downs Way | Cicerone
  • Uitstekende wandelgids van de North Downs Way, waarbij naast alle noodzakelijke informatie ook gebruik gemaakt wordt van de echte topografische kaart. inclusief gidsje met routekaarten van 1:25000 A guidebook to walking the North Downs Way National Trail, a 130 mile (208km) walk between the high downland of Farnham and the historic city of... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2011
  • Trekking in the Alps
  • A book to 20 classic trekking routes in the Alps. Exploring the best trekking areas, outline descriptions and photographs illustrate the classics such as the Tour of Mont Blanc, and Chamonix to Zermatt, as well a number of trekking routes in Slovenia, the Italian Dolomites, the French Alps, Austrian Alps and Swiss Alps. Ideal for inspiration. Read more
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United Kingdom
2011
  • Alps Trekking
  • An inspirational walking guide to 20 summer treks in the European Alps in Italy, Austria, Switzerland, France and Slovenia, by 8 Alpine trekking experts, including the classics such as the Tour of Mont Blanc and lesser-known routes like the Traverse of the Slovenian Alps. All the rich scenic diversity for which the Alps are renowned is... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2011
  • Trekking in the Alps
  • An inspirational guidebook to 20 classic treks in the Alps. As well as introducing new hiking areas in the Alps, classics such as the Tour of Mont Blanc, and Chamonix to Zermatt are included. Trekking in the Alps is immensely satisfying, and this book celebrates the rich and scenic diversity for which this great mountain range is renowned. Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2011
  • Wandelgids Trekking in the Alps | Cicerone
  • All the rich scenic diversity for which the Alps are renowned is celebrated here, while the 20 treks described include well-known classics as well as newly-created multi-day routes. The eight talented writers and photographers brought together to produce this book are among the most experienced of Alpine trekkers. Between them they have... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2013
  • Les Environs de Gap à pied FFRP Topo-guide No. P051
  • Les Environs de Gap à pied, FFRP topo-guide ref. no. P051, one of the titles in an extensive series of light, A5-size, high quality paperback guides published by the Fédération Française de la Randonnée Pédestre in association with local authorities, ramblers’ clubs, etc. The guides have *colour extracts from the French topographic survey at... Read more
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Netherlands
2013
  • Wandelgids P051 Les Environs de Gap - Franse Alpen | FFRP
  • Franstalige wandelgids met een beschrijving van een aantal dagtochten. Uitstekende beschrijvingen met duidelijk kaartmateriaal. Mislopen is nauwelijks mogelijk, maar ja .. de franse taal! Ook praktische informatie staat in deze gids. Alle gidsen bevatten een door ons toegevoegde uitgebreide frans - nederlandse wandelwoordenlijst. Sur le versant... Read more
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Stanfords
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2014
  • Grenoble et ses environs à pied FFRP Topo-guide No. P381
  • Grenoble et ses environs à pied, FFRP topo-guide Ref. No. P381, with 35 day walks of varying length and difficulty both in the environs of Grenoble and in the city itself. Each walk is presented on a separate colour extract from IGN’s topographic survey of France at 1:25,000 or on a street plan, with its description cross-referenced to the map.... Read more
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Netherlands
2014
  • Wandelgids P381 Grenoble & ses environs à pied | FFRP
  • Franstalige wandelgids met een beschrijving van een aantal dagtochten. Uitstekende beschrijvingen met duidelijk kaartmateriaal. Mislopen is nauwelijks mogelijk, maar ja .. de franse taal! Ook praktische informatie staat in deze gids. Alle gidsen bevatten een door ons toegevoegde uitgebreide frans - nederlandse wandelwoordenlijst. Située aux... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2014
  • Les Hautes Alpes à pied FFRP Topo-guide No. D005
  • Les Hautes Alpes à pied, FFRP topo-guide Ref. No. D005, with 41 day walks of varying length and difficulty in the French Alps, including in the Ecrins Massif, Queyras, Briançonnais and in the environs of Gap. Each walk is presented on a separate colour extract from IGN’s topographic survey of France at 1:25,000 or 1:50,000, with its description... Read more
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Netherlands
2014
  • Wandelgids D005 Les Hautes Alpes a pied -Ecrins - Queyras | FFRP
  • Franstalige wandelgids met een beschrijving van een aantal dagtochten. Uitstekende beschrijvingen met duidelijk kaartmateriaal. Mislopen is nauwelijks mogelijk, maar ja .. de franse taal! Ook praktische informatie staat in deze gids. Alle gidsen bevatten een door ons toegevoegde uitgebreide frans - nederlandse wandelwoordenlijst. Les... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • L`Isère à pied FFRP Topo-guide No. D038
  • L`Isère à pied, FFRP topo-guide Ref. No. D038, with 38 day walks of varying length and difficulty in the Alpine department of Isère. Centered on Grenoble, coverage extends from the Ecrins Massif to the Rhône. Each walk is presented on a separate colour extract from IGN’s topographic survey of France at 1:25,000, with its description... Read more
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Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids D038 L'Isère a pied | FFRP
  • Franstalige wandelgids met een beschrijving van een aantal dagtochten. Uitstekende beschrijvingen met duidelijk kaartmateriaal. Mislopen is nauwelijks mogelijk, maar ja .. de franse taal! Ook praktische informatie staat in deze gids. Alle gidsen bevatten een door ons toegevoegde uitgebreide frans - nederlandse wandelwoordenlijst. Parcs et sites... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Cambridge, Newmarket, Saffron Walden OS Landranger Map 154 (paper)
  • Parts of Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Essex with Cambridge, Newmarket and Saffron Walden, including part of the E2 European Long-distance path, on a paper version of map No. 154 from the Ordnance Survey’s Landranger series at 1:50,000, with contoured and GPS compatible topographic mapping plus tourist information.MOBILE DOWNLOADS: As well as the... Read more
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  • Cheviot Hills - Jedburgh & Wooler OS Explorer Map OL16 (paper)
  • The Cheviot Hills on a detailed topographic and GPS compatible map OL16, paper version, from the Ordnance Survey’s 1:25,000 Explorer series. Coverage includes Jedburgh, Woolmer, part of the Northumberland National Park, the peaks of The Cheviot, Corby Pike, Cold Law, Scrathy Holes and Windy Gyle, Catcleugh Reservoir, sections of the Pennine Way... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Ecrins Rando Editions
  • Massif des Ecrins at 1:50,000 in a series of hiking maps from Rando Editions, with tourist information on a topographic base from the Institut Géographique National. Finely detailed cartography has contours at 20m intervals with relief-shading. Glaciers, cliffs, scree and wooded areas are shown, as well as springs, intermittent streams, etc. ... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart A6 Ecrins | Rando Editions
  • Uitstekende wandelkaart van dit NP: le Bourg d'Oisans; Briancon, Parc National des Ecrins. Hoogtelijnen, ingetekende wandelroutes, accommodaties en topografische details. (Frankrijk - Alpen) Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Autour du Thabor: Modane - Bardonecchia - Briançon
  • Mont Thabor area at 1:50,000 on a contoured and GPS compatible map from Editions Didier Richard in their series of walking maps of French Alps and other popular hiking regions of south-eastern France. Coverage extends from Modane in the north to Briançon in the south-east, and west to Valloire.The base map with cartography from the IGN has... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2016
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2016
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  • Valloire - Aiguilles d`Arves - Col du Galibier IGN 3435ET
  • Topographic survey of France at 1:25,000 in IGN`s excellent TOP25 / Série Bleue series. All the maps are GPS compatible, with a 1km UTM grid plus latitude and longitude lines at 5’ intervals. Contours are at 5m intervals except for mountainous areas where the maps have contours at 10m intervals, vividly enhanced by hill shading and graphics for... Read more
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  • Southern Alps IGN Top200 203
  • Alpes du Sud map from the IGN at 1:200,000, with excellent presentation of the terrain through contours and vivid relief shading, plenty of names of topographic features, long-distance GR hiking routes, places of interest, etc. The map is designed to provide convenient coverage of a large tourist region, combining the central and southern half... Read more
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  • France: FFRP Topo-guides to Long-distance Footpaths
  • Light, high quality A5 paperback guides from the FFRP - the Fédération Française de la Randonnée Pédestre, to the long-distance GR hiking trails, with colour extracts from IGN`s 1:50,000 or 1:25,000 topographic survey maps overprinted with the route, plus a table indicating different facilities along the route, contact details for... Read more
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  • Briançonnais – Queyras IGN 75005
  • Briançonnais - Queyras PNR region in a series of GPS compatible, contoured TOP 75 maps at 1:75,000 from the IGN, highlighting local and long-distance hiking paths, cycling routes and sites for other recreational activities. The map includes five large panels showing the areas around Col des Ayes, Lac de l’Ascension, Riche Gauthier, Pointe de la... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2017
  • Du Léman à la Vanoise - par le Mont Blanc et le Beaufortain GR5
  • The first, 206-km long Alpine section of the GR5 from Lake Geneva, past Mont Blanc and across the Col de la Croix-du-Bonhomme, to Landry north of the Vanoise Massif, FFRP topo-guide ref. no. 504, with colour maps from the IGN TOP25 series at 1:25,000. Also included is a tour of the Dents du Midi. Current edition of this title was published in... Read more
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Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelgids 504 GR5 Du Léman à la Vanoise | FFRP
  • Uitstekende routegids met gedetailleerde kaarten en een routebeschrijving. Fout lopen wordt op deze manier wel erg moeilijk. Met symbolen is weergegeven welke voorzieningen (openbaar vervoer / winkels / overnachtingen) er zijn langs of bij de route. De gids bevat een lijst met overnachtingsadressen inclusief telefoonnummers en vaak aangevuld... Read more
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  • France: Kummerly + Frey Recreational Maps of the Vosges Mountains and Alsace
  • Vosges Mountains and southern Alsace on GPS compatible, double-sided maps from Kümmerly+Frey printed on sturdy, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper; contoured, with hiking and cycling routes, sites for other recreational activities, various accommodation options, restaurants and ferme-auberge locations, etc. Scales are either 1:50,000... Read more
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Walking holidays

Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Frankrijk - Ecrins
  • Aan de zuidkant van de Franse Alpen, op een zonnig plateau tegen de grens van het nationaal park Les Ecrins, ligt in het bergdorp Champcella de herberg La Bergerie. Deze wordt sinds 1994 beheerd door Jos en Karin. Zij kennen de streek als geen ander en staan je met raad en daad terzijde. Een huiselijke sfeer, het knapperende haardvuur en een... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Frankrijk - Ecrins
  • Ontdek de speeltuin van het hooggebergte tijdens een spetterende outdoor week. Gedraag je als echte berggeit met rotsklimmen, abseilen en via ferrata. Voor de waterratten is er 'wildwater', waarbij je gaat raften en canyoningen. In een week zijn er 4 actiedagen (of 3 bij de Via Ferrataweek). Zo is er ook tijd om zelf wat te ondernemen, te... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Frankrijk - Ecrins
  • Unieke doorsteek van noord naar zuid door het Massif des Ecrins, een ruig maar zonnig gebergte en tevens Nationaal Park. Elke dag beklim je, met zicht op vergletsjerde toppen, een bergpas van meer dan 2000m hoogte, om na de afdaling, in een sfeervol berghotelletje met een lekker maal, bij te komen van de inspanningen. Bagagevervoer is mogelijk. Read more
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Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Frankrijk - Ecrins & Queyras
  • Ontdek de speeltuin van het hooggebergte tijdens dit korte arrangement. Als echte berggeit op een supermooie Via Ferrata en als waterrat tijdens een spannende canyoning tocht in een wilde bergbeek. Verblijf in ingerichte tent op een toffe buitensportcamping met veel andere gezinnen. Read more
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