A very pleasant hike, described here snowshoe users, but also good for walks on sunny days.
Park in the car park of the Col de Porte.
(S/F) Take the road to the Charmant Som cottages (D57E) following north-west then north. In winter the road is closed to traffic.
(1) Shortly before the Orgeval chapel, leave the road and turn left (south-west) onto the Tour de Chartreuse GRP along the ridges (Yellow and Red markings).
(2) Pass above the (closed) Charmant Som chairlift and continue over the ridges.
(3) Pass Mont Fromage and continue on the ridges.
(4) At the crossroads, leave the ridge (that would take us to the Pinéa) and turn left towards the Col de Porte. Shortly after, the road makes a hairpin left turn. Continue, passing a path on the right and follow the path that goes down gently through the woods to the Col de Porte (S/F).
D/A : km 0 - alt. 1322m
1 : km 4.19 - alt. 1641m - Orgeval Chapel.
2 : km 5.14 - alt. 1679m - Summit chairlift of the Charmant Som
3 : km 6.17 - alt. 1654m - Mont Fromage
4 : km 7.07 - alt. 1621m - Take the road to the left at the crossroads
D/A : km 10.28 - alt. 1325m
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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.
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.
A beautiful hike to be done with or without snowshoes.
A diverse hike: forests, ridges, vast panoramic views...
A stone's throw from town and you're high in the mountains. But pay attention to the risks.
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