La Chaudière walks
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.
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.
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.
Starting point in Saou - 26 - Drôme
The west summit of Saou forest, which marks the beginning (or end) of this forest.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Starting point in Saint-Péray - 07 - Ardèche
A ride on the peaks of the Massif de Crussol, 20 minutes from Valencia via the castle.
Starting point in Saint-Andéol (Isère) - 38 - Isère
A vertiginous and rarely-taken loop, where you come across ibexes and chamois at every hairpin bend. Make sure you always have a helmet (ibexes love to send stones flying), as well as crampons and an ice axe until late in the season, as névés remain in place fairly long within the steep Serre-Brion couloir. It is best to start your hike early in the morning so that snow is still hard when reaching this couloir.
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.
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.
Starting point in Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux - 26 - Drôme
A family-friendly trail that explores the troglodyte village of Barry, one of the finest and largest in France.
Starting point in Saint-Romain-de-Lerps - 07 - Ardèche
A lovely hike offering beautiful views of the Rhône Valley, the Alps and the Ardèche. A 15-minute drive from Valence, this hike leads you around the beautiful surroundings of this small village. Note that Saint-Romain-de-Lerps is one of the classic walks in the area, because there is a beautiful lookout point with a chapel, 2 orientation tables and a picnic area alongside.
Starting point in Le Gua (Isère) - 38 - Isère
A hike that visits one of the 7 Wonders of Dauphiné.
More walks in La Chaudière
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