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distance 6.92mi Vertical gain +2690ft Vertical drop -2671ft 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.

distance 4.07mi Vertical gain +1033ft Vertical drop -1001ft 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.

A loop through the Serre-Brion and Morta passes starting from Bourgmenu
distance 7.89mi Vertical gain +4304ft Vertical drop -4304ft Durée 7h25 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting point 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.

distance 12.84mi Vertical gain +1444ft Vertical drop -1440ft 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.

Walking The Pic Saint Michel ( Download : )
distance 5.39mi Vertical gain +2093ft Vertical drop -2096ft 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.

Les Crêtes de la Molière from Autrans
distance 8.68mi Vertical gain +2054ft Vertical drop -2073ft Durée 6 hrs Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Autrans - 38 - Isère

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

Walking The Grand Veymont ( Download : )
distance 12.56mi Vertical gain +3094ft Vertical drop -3091ft 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.

distance 6mi Vertical gain +1368ft Vertical drop -1352ft 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 A walk in Mandrin country ( Download : )
A walk in Mandrin country
distance 7.87mi Vertical gain +1398ft Vertical drop -1394ft 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.

Walking The Dent de Moirans ( Download : )
distance 6.65mi Vertical gain +1112ft Vertical drop -1115ft 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 Canyon des Gueulards ( Download : )
Canyon des Gueulards
distance 4.98mi Vertical gain +1591ft Vertical drop -1568ft 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 9.51mi Vertical gain +1375ft Vertical drop -1352ft 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 6.86mi Vertical gain +1670ft Vertical drop -1670ft 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.

Walking Mount Rachais from Frette ( Download : )
distance 4.66mi Vertical gain +1040ft Vertical drop -1020ft 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 4.8mi Vertical gain +1030ft Vertical drop -1010ft 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.

Fontaine Ardente - the flaming fountain
distance 1.11mi Vertical gain +594ft Vertical drop -597ft Durée 1h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Meylan - 38 - Isère

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

distance 6.86mi Vertical gain +945ft Vertical drop -932ft 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.

Snowshoeing Col de Porte ( Download : )
distance 7.07mi Vertical gain +1457ft Vertical drop -1457ft 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 6.39mi Vertical gain +1460ft Vertical drop -1437ft 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.

Walking Tour of Lake Paladru ( Download : )
Tour of Lake Paladru
distance 11.11mi Vertical gain +1473ft Vertical drop -1467ft 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.

distance 2.91mi Vertical gain +1089ft Vertical drop -1060ft 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.

Walking Saint-Médard Chapel ( Download : )
Saint-Médard Chapel
distance 9.04mi Vertical gain +2444ft Vertical drop -2444ft 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.

distance 11.04mi Vertical gain +5377ft Vertical drop -5377ft Durée 9h45 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Christophe-sur-Guiers - 38 - Isère

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

distance 5.17mi Vertical gain +371ft Vertical drop -374ft 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!

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