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Walking The Trois Becs ( Download : )
distance 5.45mi Vertical gain +2835ft Vertical drop -2851ft Durée 4h35 Average Average
Starting point 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.

Walking Canyon des Gueulards ( Download : )
Canyon des Gueulards
distance 4.98mi Vertical gain +1591ft Vertical drop -1568ft Durée 3h25 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 5h20 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 6.82mi Vertical gain +1857ft Vertical drop -1837ft Durée 4h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saou - 26 - Drôme

The west summit of Saou forest, which marks the beginning (or end) of this forest.

Walking The Pic Saint Michel ( Download : )
distance 5.39mi Vertical gain +2093ft Vertical drop -2096ft Durée 4h00 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.

Walking The Grand Veymont ( Download : )
The Grand Veymont
distance 12.56mi Vertical gain +3094ft Vertical drop -3091ft Durée 8h00 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.

Walking Around Rocher Saint-Julien ( Download : )
Around Rocher Saint-Julien
distance 5.31mi Vertical gain +1565ft Vertical drop -1552ft Durée 3h35 Easy Easy
Starting point 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.

Walking The Dent de Moirans ( Download : )
distance 6.65mi Vertical gain +1112ft Vertical drop -1115ft Durée 3h50 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 The "Aulp du Seuil" ( Download : )
distance 4.93mi Vertical gain +2730ft Vertical drop -2710ft Durée 4h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Bernard (Isère) - 38 - Isère

The "Passage de l'Aulp du Seuil" ("Aulp du Seuil" passing): this hike is one of the most beautiful hikes of the Chartreuse massif.

Walking Tour of Lake Paladru ( Download : )
Tour of Lake Paladru
distance 11.11mi Vertical gain +1473ft Vertical drop -1467ft Durée 6h10 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.

Walking The Gorges of the Méouge ( Download : )
distance 7.43mi Vertical gain +1824ft Vertical drop -1811ft Durée 4h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Châteauneuf-de-Chabre - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

A walk through gorges is always pleasant, and in those of Méouge it's a real joy.

distance 6.55mi Vertical gain +1535ft Vertical drop -1526ft Durée 4h05 Average Average
Starting point 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.

distance 2.91mi Vertical gain +1089ft Vertical drop -1060ft Durée 2h10 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.

distance 6.86mi Vertical gain +1670ft Vertical drop -1670ft Durée 4h20 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.

Saracen Caves - Ruins of Béconne
distance 4.31mi Vertical gain +1152ft Vertical drop -1129ft Durée 2h50 Average Average
Starting point 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.

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!

Couspeau mountain: the Grand Delmas
distance 7.31mi Vertical gain +2421ft Vertical drop -2398ft Durée 5h05 Difficult Difficult
Starting point 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.

distance 5.86mi Vertical gain +689ft Vertical drop -673ft Durée 3h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Vienne (Isère) - 38 - Isère

A hike that almost exclusively uses small roads without traffic, providing a route where the paths are not an option.
We start in Vienne and experience its panoramic views of Notre-Dame de Pipet and the Vienne hills with beautiful views of the Rhône Valley and the Pilat massif at the bottom.
The return journey takes you through the homes on the Vienne heights while maintaining good views of the Viennoise hills.

distance 4.07mi Vertical gain +1033ft Vertical drop -1001ft Durée 2h35 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.

distance 4.8mi Vertical gain +1030ft Vertical drop -1010ft Durée 2h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Corenc - 38 - Isère

Easy access to Mont Rachais. View over Chartreuse, Belledonne, Grenoble and the Vercors.

Snowshoeing The Cross on the Alp ( Download : )
The Cross on the Alp
distance 6.3mi Vertical gain +2927ft Vertical drop -2913ft Durée 6 hrs Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Pierre-d'Entremont (Savoie) - 73 - Savoie

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.

The Grand Rocher and the Crêt du Poulet
distance 5.32mi Vertical gain +1532ft Vertical drop -1526ft Durée 6 hrs Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Theys - 38 - Isère

A stone's throw from town and you're high in the mountains. But pay attention to the risks.

Walking Saint-Médard Chapel ( Download : )
Saint-Médard Chapel
distance 9.04mi Vertical gain +2444ft Vertical drop -2444ft Durée 5h55 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 8.04mi Vertical gain +1335ft Vertical drop -1329ft Durée 4h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Gervans - 26 - Drôme

Over the Rhone balconies between grape vines and apricot trees, with pretty little streams.

Walking A walk in Mandrin country ( Download : )
A walk in Mandrin country
distance 7.87mi Vertical gain +1398ft Vertical drop -1394ft Durée 4h40 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.

distance 12.84mi Vertical gain +1444ft Vertical drop -1440ft Durée 6h55 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.

distance 6.15mi Vertical gain +430ft Vertical drop -430ft Durée 3h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Estrablin - 38 - Isère

An easy walk in the village of Estrablin which, over the course of two hours, offers large open views over the surrounding hills and mountains. We mainly take small peaceful tarmacked country lanes, which means you can enjoy a walking excursion even after heavy rainfall and when the paths are almost impassable.

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...

Between Brangues and the Rhône
distance 9.49mi Vertical gain +249ft Vertical drop -253ft Durée 4h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Brangues - 38 - Isère

A lovely, gentle walk, part of which is along the Rhone, which you can do as a family.

Walking The Cristayes ridges ( Download : )
distance 9.13mi Vertical gain +2064ft Vertical drop -2037ft Durée 5h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Gap - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

Between marlstone and forests, a hike to the south of Gap.

distance 11.04mi Vertical gain +5377ft Vertical drop -5377ft Durée 9h00 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Pierre-d'Entremont - 38 - Isère

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

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.

distance 5.01mi Vertical gain +1919ft Vertical drop -1932ft Durée 5 hrs Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Jean-Saint-Nicolas - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

This is a walk where you'll find shelter right in the heart of mountain pastures and where you can enjoy a friendly meal ... in very pleasant surroundings.

distance 37.14mi Vertical gain +14275ft Vertical drop -14245ft Durée 5 days Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Ristolas - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

Trek around Monte Viso in 5 stages.

A beautiful high mountain hike.

Hike over a 5 day period.
An exquisite high mountain trek.

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 8.49mi Vertical gain +4350ft Vertical drop -3783ft Durée 7h05 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting point Starting point in Ristolas - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

High mountain stage.
Progress within a mineral setting.
A hike up to the highest pass of the trek.
Stunning view over the Pô water sources from "Sentier du Postier."

The Flaming Fountain circuit
distance 6mi Vertical gain +1368ft Vertical drop -1352ft Durée 3h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Le Gua (Isère) - 38 - Isère

A hike that visits one of the 7 Wonders of Dauphiné.

Walking Fressinières Pass (Col) ( Download : )
distance 13.19mi Vertical gain +4770ft Vertical drop -5197ft Durée 9h30 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Orcières - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

From Prapic to Dormillouse via the Fressinières Pass.
Please note: the height difference is only 1200 m.

distance 6.86mi Vertical gain +945ft Vertical drop -932ft Durée 3h50 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.

distance 2.43mi Vertical gain +1010ft Vertical drop -988ft Durée 2 hr Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Le Monêtier-les-Bains - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

The Briançonnais region had several hundred peasant-mines each operated by 2 to 3 people.
This route lets you access two of these sites in the Guisane valley. Here you can still find remnants of these operations.
It also offers stunning panoramic views of the Guisane valley and the Les Agneaux mountain. You can enjoy this in both summer and winter, with snowshoes (the southern exposure allows for rapid stabilisation of the snowpack).

distance 4.66mi Vertical gain +1982ft Vertical drop -2001ft Durée 6 hrs Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Cervières - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

Circuit opposite the magnificent peak of Rochebrune with an exceptional view of the road of the Col d'Izoard. And besides, there are chamois here!

Fontaine Ardente - the flaming fountain
distance 1.11mi Vertical gain +594ft Vertical drop -597ft Durée 0h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Meylan - 38 - Isère

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

distance 6.72mi Vertical gain +3734ft Vertical drop -1404ft Durée 5h50 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting point Starting point in Bobbio Pellice - Province de Torino

The second stage of our trek around Monte Viso starts with a hike through green foliage at the bottom of the valley. Then a passage through beautiful alpine pastures near a delightful little lake. Stunning view point at Col Sellière.

Walking Mount Rachais from Frette ( Download : )
distance 4.66mi Vertical gain +1040ft Vertical drop -1020ft Durée 2h55 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 9.33mi Vertical gain +1394ft Vertical drop -3730ft Durée 5h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Pontechianale - Province de Cuneo

Beautiful stage, green at first, covered by neve at the pass then very floral in Guil Valley.

distance 4.08mi Vertical gain +2057ft Vertical drop -1932ft Durée 3h20 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Ristolas - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

This first stage is a warm-up for the rest. It's a medium mountain trek starting through larch trees before reaching alpine pastures surrounding the pass. A beautiful view over Pellice valley during the hike down.

distance 5.65mi Vertical gain +2625ft Vertical drop -2635ft Durée 4h30 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Val-des-Prés - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

Lovely loop above Val-des-Prés providing a bird's eye view of the famous Clarée Valley.

distance 20.28mi Vertical gain +10003ft Vertical drop -9948ft Durée 3 days Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Abriès - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

Three days walking through the passes and cabins in this region and opportunities to explore this lovely area. Enjoy an Italian tradition: agroturismo by residing overnight in one of the farms alongside calves, cows, pigs, chickens etc.

Walking Valpréveyre - Lago Verde ( Download : )
distance 5.32mi Vertical gain +4022ft Vertical drop -1654ft Durée 5h20 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Abriès - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

First stage of Circuit Franco-Italian border "Queyras in Val Pellice" punctuated by passages through three interesting passes: Malaure, Bouchet and Vampréveyre.

distance 33.98mi Vertical gain +13845ft Vertical drop -13852ft Durée 4 days Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Ristolas - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

A 4 day trek on a high mountain route. The trek around Monte Viso (one of the highest summits in the Italian alps) is a sight for sore eyes. Crossing through some of the most authentic and wild high valleys of the Alps is delightful. This trek is almost identical to another trek by another hikiideas hiker which is done over 5 days. A big thank you to him and his description which inspired me.