A short hike to enjoy this geological feature: a flaming fountain.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
Start at Rochasson Castle (in the town of Meylan).
(S/F) Follow the direction of Bois d'Avril.
(1) Turn left uphill. At the crossroads of Bois d'Avril, turn right towards the Corbeau Castle. Then pass overs a first stream.
Arrive at a rustically furnished space (wooden fences), where there is a flaming fountain on your right (2).
Take the road towards Corbeau Castle. Do not cross the bed of a second stream but follow the hillside on the right. Continue along this hillside, cross the first stream, then start your descent.
Find the path from the way in and then continue down to Rochasson Castle and return to starting point (S/F).
D/A : km 0 - alt. 437m
1 : km 0.31 - alt. 514m - Go up to the left
2 : km 0.96 - alt. 568m - Fontaine ardente de Rochasson
D/A : km 1.78 - alt. 436m
This route is very slippery and should be avoided in wet weather. Walking sticks are a necessity. There is also a chance of rocks falling.
We advise taking IGN maps with you on this walk. Click here to buy : 3334OT, 3334OTR, 3335OT, 3335OTR.
Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.
(2) Fontaine Ardente: at the flaming fountain, you can smell the sulphur. In a recess in the wall, depending on the season, you can see glowing embers or a small spark.
Easy access to Mont Rachais. View over Chartreuse, Belledonne, Grenoble and the Vercors.
Mount Rachais, from the hamlet of Frette, situated on its far northern side.
Short family-friendly walk with a magnificent view, manageable on foot or on snowshoes.
Easy walk on this “tooth” overlooking the Isère valley and offering an interesting view over the east foothills of Chartreuse.
The "Passage de l'Aulp du Seuil" ("Aulp du Seuil" passing): this hike is one of the most beautiful hikes of the Chartreuse massif.
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.
Petit Som and Grand Som from Gîte à Rucher de la Ruchère.
For more walks, use our search engine.
The GPS track and description are the property of the author.