The Grand Veymont

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.

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A Saint-Agnan-en-Vercors walk posted on 11/04/14 by Tamtraductions. Last update : 09/08/20
Calculated time Calculated time: 8h30 ?
Distance Distance : 20.21 km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 943 m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 942 m
Highest point Highest point : 2,311 m
Lowest point Lowest point : 1,366 m
Difficult Difficulty : Difficult
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Saint-Agnan-en-Vercors (26420)
Starting point Starting point : N 44.885409° / E 5.44263°
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Start point: The "Maison Forestière (Forest House) de la Coche".
Head towards "La Maison Forestière de Pré Grandu".
When you reach the forest house, take a left following Combeau forest road ("Route Forestière de Combeau"), towards "Jasse de la Chau".
Walk by "Jasse de la Chau" towards "Pas de la Ville".
At the "Pas de la Ville" intersection, turn right heading towards the "Grand Veymont" summit.
From the summit, carry-on downhill following "Pas des Chattons".
Once you've reached "Pas des Chattons", turn right towards "La Grande Cabane Bergerie" 3 km ahead.
Take another right when you get to "La Grande Cabane Bergerie", taking you to the "Baraque de Gerland", 2.5 km further.
Finally, take the Rachier forest road ("Route forestière de Rachier") which will bring you back to the forest houses, first the "Maison Forestière of Pré Grandu" and then the "Maison Forestière de la Coche" where you parked your car.

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 1,368 m
1 : km 0.75 - alt. 1,379 m
2 : km 3.44 - alt. 1,487 m
3 : km 6.11 - alt. 1,631 m
4 : km 7.69 - alt. 1,934 m
5 : km 9.4 - alt. 2,311 m - Le Grand Veymont
6 : km 11.04 - alt. 1,881 m
7 : km 13.85 - alt. 1,563 m
8 : km 15.18 - alt. 1,536 m
9 : km 19.68 - alt. 1,377 m
D/A : km 20.21 - alt. 1,369 m

Useful Information

Few water points along the highlands.
Leave early in order to finish the hike within the day.
The hike is less demanding if planned over 2 days; overnight camping authorized in the "Parc Naturel Régional du Vercors" from 5 pm to 9 am.
Respect nature.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

During the walk or to do/see around

Vassieux en Vercors and its "Musée de la Résistance".
The Luire cave.

Opinions and comments


Global average : 4.67/5
Number of opinions : 1
Clarity of route description : 5/5
Clarity of route map : 4/5
Walk interest : 5/5

on Fri 06 Jul 2018 07:17:06 EDT

Global average : 4.67 / 5

Date of walk : 05/07/18
Clarity of route description : ★★★★★ Very good
Clarity of route map : ★★★★☆ Good
Walk interest : ★★★★★ Very good

A superb walk (in good weather). Be careful at point 2 as the left branch is marked by two cairns with no signage. Also there maybe a re-direction (detour) at point 3 (you can only carry straight on when there are no sheep grazing, as they are guarded by friendly, but fierce protective sheep dogs). Fantastic view from the top. Delightful water font at "Baraque de Gerland".

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