Sports leisure

GR®738 - Stage 4: La Pierre du Carre Refuge - Oule Alpine Gîte


About us

A difficult stage in succession of forests, clearings and traditional hamlets. The climb to the Oule refuge allows you to walk alongside grandiose and wild landscapes, very marked by their pastoral history.

This swinging stage (500 m of descent then ascent and 700 m of descent then ascent) is marked by its wooded trails.

The Aup Bernard cabin can serve as a refuge in case of bad weather and is a very nice place to take a break. At the bottom, the village of Gleyzin or Bourgeat Noire is characteristic of these hamlets and valleys removed from time.

Traditional Alpine chalets were designed to cope with often very harsh conditions, with hay for insulation and the proximity of animals for heating.

The end of the stage can be conducive to picking a few mushrooms, because here all it takes is a storm to see them rise to ground level.

Camille and Christian at the Gîte d'alpage de l'Oule will welcome you and Christian will never tire of telling you a thousand and one stories about his job as a breeder, his herds, his dogs.

  • Working Languages French

Pratical information

  • Type of clientele
    • hikers
    • Black level - Very difficult
  • Activities on site
    • Pedestrian sports
    • Hiking route


  • Cumulative elevation 1290 m
  • Duration 7h
  • Distance 16km


From: 15 / 06 / 24 To: 15 / 09 / 24

  • Monday : Open
  • Tuesday : Open
  • Wednesday : Open
  • Thursday : Open
  • Friday : Open
  • On Saturday: Open
  • Sunday: Open

Recommended equipment:
Hiking boots
Depending on the weather: a hat or cap, sunscreen, sunglasses and/or rain gear, walking sticks, meat bag, flashlight, toiletries, warm fleece, hat if the weather is cool , (windproof, Gore-Tex, …)
Backpack with water bladder or 2 liter water bottle
In case

Contact & Access

Pierre du Carré Refuge
38580 Allevard-les-Bains