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Walking The Trois Becs ( Download : )
distance 8.77km Vertical gain +864m Vertical drop -869m Durée 5h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in La Chaudière - 26 - Drôme

Visit the Trois Becs, the high points of the Forest of Saou.
Correction: the elevation is 750 m instead of the 1071 m described.

Walking Canyon des Gueulards ( Download : )
Canyon des Gueulards
distance 8.02km Vertical gain +485m Vertical drop -478m Durée 3h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Omblèze - 26 - Drôme

A complete change of scene in this superb canyon between two narrow cliffs. An unusual place where a crevasse plunges into nowhere, with a peaceful and shady atmosphere between boulders, lichens and ferns.

Himalayan footbridges of Monteynard
distance 15.3km Vertical gain +419m Vertical drop -412m Durée 5h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Treffort - 38 - Isère

This is a hike that starts with a ferry crossing.
The objective is to take the two elegant bridges.
The first bridge crosses the Drac.
The second bridge crosses the Ebron.
Satisfactory markings.

distance 9.43km Vertical gain +556m Vertical drop -552m Durée 4h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saou - 26 - Drôme

The west summit of Saou forest, which marks the beginning (or end) of this forest.

Walking The Pic Saint Michel ( Download : )
distance 8.68km Vertical gain +638m Vertical drop -639m Durée 4h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Lans-en-Vercors - 38 - Isère

This easily accessed summit is located on a ridge between the "Vallée de la Gresse" and the Vercors plateau. It offers a breathtaking view on Belledonne, Les Rousses and a bit further Les Ecrins.

Walking The Grand Veymont ( Download : )
The Grand Veymont
distance 20.21km Vertical gain +943m Vertical drop -942m Durée 8h30 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Agnan-en-Vercors - 26 - Drôme

A long hike across the Vercors Highlands ("Hauts Plateaux du Vercors"), to reach the Grand Veymont. Breath-taking view of the entire Vercors massif and Mont Aiguille.

Walking Around Rocher Saint-Julien ( Download : )
Around Rocher Saint-Julien
distance 8.54km Vertical gain +477m Vertical drop -473m Durée 3h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Buis-les-Baronnies - 26 - Drôme

From Buis-les-Baronnies, walk around the Rocher Saint-Julien enjoying the views of the Baronnies and Mont Ventoux.

Walking The Dent de Moirans ( Download : )
distance 10.71km Vertical gain +339m Vertical drop -340m Durée 4h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Montaud (Isère) - 38 - Isère

Easy walk on this “tooth” overlooking the Isère valley and offering an interesting view over the east foothills of Chartreuse.

Walking The "Aulp du Seuil" ( Download : )
distance 7.94km Vertical gain +832m Vertical drop -826m Durée 4h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Bernard (Isère) - 38 - Isère

The "Passage de l'Aulp du Seuil" ("Aulp du Seuil" passing): this hike is one of the most beautiful hikes of the Chartreuse massif.

Walking Tour of Lake Paladru ( Download : )
Tour of Lake Paladru
distance 17.88km Vertical gain +449m Vertical drop -447m Durée 6h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Charavines - 38 - Isère

A day's walk, quite lovely and varied. You start by going through the Grand Platon Forest, then going along the south-east bank of the lake with beautiful views over the lake. You change banks and go along the Feydelière and Véronnière marshes ('Marais' - protected sites). The return is via the north-west bank of the lake with beautiful views over Chartreuse and, if the weather is clear, Mont Blanc.

Walking The Gorges of the Méouge ( Download : )
distance 11.96km Vertical gain +556m Vertical drop -552m Durée 5h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Châteauneuf-de-Chabre - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

A walk through gorges is always pleasant, and in those of Méouge it's a real joy.

distance 10.54km Vertical gain +468m Vertical drop -465m Durée 4h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Piégon - 26 - Drôme

In the mountains of the Baronnies, imagine a lost hamlet inhabited by giants... Skeletons with very long shins were found in the crypt of the chapel. They are the source of the name of the locality.

distance 11.03km Vertical gain +509m Vertical drop -509m Durée 4h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Treschenu-Creyers - 26 - Drôme

A hike in Drôme and Isère, but starting from the Vercors drômois side.

The Vallon de Combau and the Tête Chevalière at 1951m. A panoramic view over the Trièves valley.
During the months of May and June, the Vallon du Combau is must-visit destination, where you can enjoy the flora and fauna, particularly marmottes.
A relatively easy hike up to the Pas de l'Essaure pass, then a little more difficult.

distance 4.69km Vertical gain +332m Vertical drop -323m Durée 2h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Pancrasse - 38 - Isère

Short family-friendly walk with a magnificent view, manageable on foot or on snowshoes.

distance 11.14km Vertical gain +820m Vertical drop -814m Durée 5h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Châtelus (Isère) - 38 - Isère

Very nice hike without any difficulty, with stunning views of the Pas des Voutes, Pas de la Charmate and Pas de l'Allier.

Saracen Caves - Ruins of Béconne
distance 6.94km Vertical gain +351m Vertical drop -344m Durée 3h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Roche-Saint-Secret-Béconne - 26 - Drôme

The Saracen Caves at the ruins of the old village of Béconne provide a short walk through the woods and fields of lavender and lead you on an enjoyable route among the vestiges of the past and let you indulge your imagination.

distance 8.32km Vertical gain +113m Vertical drop -114m Durée 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Châlons - 38 - Isère

A short, easy and enjoyable stroll. You will walk alongside ponds, cross through woods on wide, pleasant paths (which can sometimes be a bit muddy...). The peaks of Pilat are visible in the distance. Thanks to Marc for this walk!

distance 9.44km Vertical gain +210m Vertical drop -205m Durée 3h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Vienne (Isère) - 38 - Isère

A hike that almost exclusively uses small roads without traffic, providing a route where the paths are not an option.
We start in Vienne and experience its panoramic views of Notre-Dame de Pipet and the Vienne hills with beautiful views of the Rhône Valley and the Pilat massif at the bottom.
The return journey takes you through the homes on the Vienne heights while maintaining good views of the Viennoise hills.

Couspeau mountain: the Grand Delmas
distance 11.76km Vertical gain +738m Vertical drop -731m Durée 5h30 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Bézaudun-sur-Bîne - 26 - Drôme

A circular walk on Couspeau mountain, with the summit of the Grand Delmas offering views over the surrounding mountains, particularly the 3 Becs.

distance 6.55km Vertical gain +315m Vertical drop -305m Durée 2h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Martin-en-Vercors - 26 - Drôme

A walk of discovery from Vercors in a loop between the cliffs, forest and meadow. Small height change.

distance 7.72km Vertical gain +314m Vertical drop -308m Durée 3h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Corenc - 38 - Isère

Easy access to Mont Rachais. View over Chartreuse, Belledonne, Grenoble and the Vercors.

Walking Saint-Médard Chapel ( Download : )
Saint-Médard Chapel
distance 14.54km Vertical gain +745m Vertical drop -745m Durée 6h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Piégros-la-Clastre - 26 - Drôme

This chapel is on the ridge of the Forest of Saoû, above the ruins of an old priory. At the top of the climb from La Clastre, hikers have breathtaking views of the hanging valley of Saoû.

Snowshoeing The Cross on the Alp ( Download : )
The Cross on the Alp
distance 10.14km Vertical gain +892m Vertical drop -888m Durée 6 hrs Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Pierre-d'Entremont (Savoie) - 73 - Savoie

A lovely with snowshoes, with a beautiful view of the Alpine peaks at its height. Note that this hike can be done in all seasons.

The Grand Rocher and the Crêt du Poulet
distance 8.57km Vertical gain +467m Vertical drop -465m Durée 6 hrs Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Theys - 38 - Isère

A stone's throw from town and you're high in the mountains. But pay attention to the risks.

Walking A walk in Mandrin country ( Download : )
A walk in Mandrin country
distance 12.66km Vertical gain +426m Vertical drop -425m Durée 4h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Brion (Isère) - 38 - Isère

Wind through the valleys between Brion and Saint-Michel-de-Saint-Geoirs, then climb up to the ridge where you will have 360° views of Mezenc, Pilat, the Plaine de la Bièvre, the Chartreuse, Belledone, and the Vercors.
End by walking through Mouillasson forest to get back to your vehicle.

distance 12.95km Vertical gain +407m Vertical drop -405m Durée 4h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Gervans - 26 - Drôme

Over the Rhone balconies between grape vines and apricot trees, with pretty little streams.

distance 20.66km Vertical gain +440m Vertical drop -439m Durée 7h10 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Antoine-l'Abbaye - 38 - Isère

In the region famous for walnuts, along the tracks of the old tramway from Lyon to Saint-Marcellin and among various church buildings.
Magnificent panoramic views over the Chartreuse, Vercors and Mézenc mountain ranges.

distance 17.77km Vertical gain +1639m Vertical drop -1639m Durée 9h45 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Pierre-d'Entremont - 38 - Isère

Petit Som and Grand Som from Gîte à Rucher de la Ruchère.

distance 9.91km Vertical gain +131m Vertical drop -131m Durée 3h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Estrablin - 38 - Isère

An easy walk in the village of Estrablin which, over the course of two hours, offers large open views over the surrounding hills and mountains. We mainly take small peaceful tarmacked country lanes, which means you can enjoy a walking excursion even after heavy rainfall and when the paths are almost impassable.

Les Crêtes de la Molière from Autrans
distance 13.97km Vertical gain +626m Vertical drop -632m Durée 6 hrs Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Autrans - 38 - Isère

A diverse hike: forests, ridges, vast panoramic views...

Between Brangues and the Rhône
distance 15.28km Vertical gain +76m Vertical drop -77m Durée 4h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Brangues - 38 - Isère

A lovely, gentle walk, part of which is along the Rhone, which you can do as a family.

Walking The Cristayes ridges ( Download : )
distance 14.7km Vertical gain +629m Vertical drop -621m Durée 6h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Gap - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

Between marlstone and forests, a hike to the south of Gap.

distance 10.28km Vertical gain +445m Vertical drop -438m Durée 4 hrs Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Sarcenas - 38 - Isère

A very pleasant hike, described here snowshoe users, but also good for walks on sunny days.

distance 8.06km Vertical gain +585m Vertical drop -589m Durée 5 hrs Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Jean-Saint-Nicolas - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

This is a walk where you'll find shelter right in the heart of mountain pastures and where you can enjoy a friendly meal ... in very pleasant surroundings.

distance 59.91km Vertical gain +4361m Vertical drop -4357m Durée 5 days Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Ristolas - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

Trek around Monte Viso in 5 stages.

A beautiful high mountain hike.

Hike over a 5 day period.
An exquisite high mountain trek.

Snowshoeing Col de Porte ( Download : )
distance 11.38km Vertical gain +444m Vertical drop -444m Durée 4 hrs Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Sarcenas - 38 - Isère

In the heart of the Chartreuse mountains, the Col de Porte is a former family ski resort whose ski lifts are now closed. The paths are more or less well marked allowing you to enjoy the trails on cross-country skis or snowshoes. The proposed circuit climbs through forest, coming out on a crest and offers superb views over the entire Chartreuse mountain range.

distance 13.66km Vertical gain +1326m Vertical drop -1153m Durée 7h40 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting point Starting point in Ristolas - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

High mountain stage.
Progress within a mineral setting.
A hike up to the highest pass of the trek.
Stunning view over the Pô water sources from "Sentier du Postier."

The Flaming Fountain circuit
distance 9.66km Vertical gain +417m Vertical drop -412m Durée 3h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Le Gua (Isère) - 38 - Isère

A hike that visits one of the 7 Wonders of Dauphiné.

Walking Fressinières Pass (Col) ( Download : )
distance 21.23km Vertical gain +1454m Vertical drop -1584m Durée 10h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Orcières - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

From Prapic to Dormillouse via the Fressinières Pass.
Please note: the height difference is only 1200 m.

distance 11.04km Vertical gain +288m Vertical drop -284m Durée 4h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Ornacieux - 38 - Isère

This route, which passes by two viewpoint indicators, offers amazing views over plaine de la Bièvre and the Vercors and the Chartreuse mountain ranges.

distance 3.91km Vertical gain +308m Vertical drop -301m Durée 2 hr Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Le Monêtier-les-Bains - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

The Briançonnais region had several hundred peasant-mines each operated by 2 to 3 people.
This route lets you access two of these sites in the Guisane valley. Here you can still find remnants of these operations.
It also offers stunning panoramic views of the Guisane valley and the Les Agneaux mountain. You can enjoy this in both summer and winter, with snowshoes (the southern exposure allows for rapid stabilisation of the snowpack).

distance 7.49km Vertical gain +604m Vertical drop -610m Durée 6 hrs Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Cervières - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

Circuit opposite the magnificent peak of Rochebrune with an exceptional view of the road of the Col d'Izoard. And besides, there are chamois here!

Fontaine Ardente - the flaming fountain
distance 1.78km Vertical gain +181m Vertical drop -182m Durée 1h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Meylan - 38 - Isère

A short hike to enjoy this geological feature: a flaming fountain.

distance 10.82km Vertical gain +1138m Vertical drop -428m Durée 6h20 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting point Starting point in Bobbio Pellice - Province de Torino

The second stage of our trek around Monte Viso starts with a hike through green foliage at the bottom of the valley. Then a passage through beautiful alpine pastures near a delightful little lake. Stunning view point at Col Sellière.

Walking Mount Rachais from Frette ( Download : )
distance 7.5km Vertical gain +317m Vertical drop -311m Durée 3h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Quaix-en-Chartreuse - 38 - Isère

Mount Rachais, from the hamlet of Frette, situated on its far northern side.

distance 15.01km Vertical gain +425m Vertical drop -1137m Durée 5h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Pontechianale - Province de Cuneo

Beautiful stage, green at first, covered by neve at the pass then very floral in Guil Valley.

distance 6.57km Vertical gain +627m Vertical drop -589m Durée 3h40 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Ristolas - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

This first stage is a warm-up for the rest. It's a medium mountain trek starting through larch trees before reaching alpine pastures surrounding the pass. A beautiful view over Pellice valley during the hike down.

distance 9.09km Vertical gain +800m Vertical drop -803m Durée 4h55 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Val-des-Prés - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

Lovely loop above Val-des-Prés providing a bird's eye view of the famous Clarée Valley.

distance 32.78km Vertical gain +3052m Vertical drop -3054m Durée 3 days Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Abriès - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

Three days walking through the passes and cabins in this region and opportunities to explore this lovely area. Enjoy an Italian tradition: agroturismo by residing overnight in one of the farms alongside calves, cows, pigs, chickens etc.

Walking Valpréveyre - Lago Verde ( Download : )
distance 8.56km Vertical gain +1226m Vertical drop -504m Durée 5h55 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Abriès - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

First stage of Circuit Franco-Italian border "Queyras in Val Pellice" punctuated by passages through three interesting passes: Malaure, Bouchet and Vampréveyre.