Luge at Réallon, is a 100% natural luge!!
Ripaaa means “slide” in local patois, a term that is not usurped to name this 4km long and 600 height difference bobsled track.
At the station’s summit, at 2146m of altitude, alone or accompanied, we jump on this track made out of pins, banked turns and bumps for about forty minutes of thrills, of slides and fun until the snow front.
♡ Réallon’s Fort
30 minute walk above the Chef-Lieu, we reach an unsuspected plateau where thrones this XIIth century Fort. With its breathtaking panoramas from the Barle’s summit to the Serre-Ponçon lake.
Reallon’s Fort ruins overlook the city. The ruins that still remain come from successive constructions, the first (square tower) of which could date from the XIIth century and would have been faced in the XIVth century by an enclosure.
The main role of these fortifications was to protect the populations from robbers.
♡ Chabrières Points
This summit, made up of many sharp points, is unique. “Mountain” sensation and ambience, but no real difficulty.
You will be amaze during the stiff, but short ascension of the Chabrières Breach, in the middle of the points.
Will then come the strange discovery of the unusual Oucanes, a real limestone crevasse maze.
A hike that you won’t soon forget!
♡ The giant’s pot
The giant’s pot is located at the Gourniers hamlet, on the discovery path.
The term “giant’s pot” designates a cavity dug by a river in the rock in place.
Here, the water and pebbles of the Chargès torrent swirls while digging and polishing the cavity, giving it a spectacular form.