Mountains and hiking
The Serre Chevalier valley is a high-mountain environment on the edge of the Ecrins National Park.
The peaks surrounding the valley are extremely popular with mountaineers. They include: the Barre des Ecrins (4102m) as well as the Pelvoux, Meije, Les Agneaux and Mont Thabor and Le Grand Galibier. Ailefroide, in the Vallouise valley, is France’s second most popular mountaineering destination and was explored by great names, such as Whymper and Coolidge.
The Alpine guide companies organises various backpacking, climbs and glacier hikes starting in Serre Chevalier.