Refuge des Bans, a delightful family walk
This breathtakingly beautiful walk invites you and your clan to venture into a magnificent valley graced with an evocative name: Vallée de l’Onde (Valley of the Wave). You’ll find plenty of heartwarming animals to admire here too. Spanning 8.4 kilometres and lasting 3 hours, the walk leads to a welcoming refuge. As the park rangers will tell you, summer is the ideal time to observe the local chamois – they’ll be pleased to pose for a pic near the trail leading to the Refuge des Bans. An ode to nature, this haven of peace surrounded by high alpine summits soaring to over 3,000 metres – La Jocelme, Pic des Aupillous, Les Bans and more – is instilled with absolute tranquillity. Écrins National Park is a truly exceptional walking and hiking hotspot, promising plenty of delicious memories to take back home!