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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.

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.

Snowshoeing The Cross on the Alp ( Download : )
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.

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.

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.

Walking Around Rocher Saint-Julien ( Download : )
distance 5.31mi Vertical gain +1565ft Vertical drop -1552ft Durée 3h50 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 Valpréveyre - Lago Verde ( Download : )
distance 5.32mi Vertical gain +4022ft Vertical drop -1654ft Durée 5h55 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 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 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.

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.

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.

Couspeau mountain: the Grand Delmas
distance 7.31mi Vertical gain +2421ft Vertical drop -2398ft Durée 5h30 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.

Walking The Gorges of the Méouge ( Download : )
distance 7.43mi Vertical gain +1824ft Vertical drop -1811ft Durée 5h00 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.

Walking Croce Chabriere ( Download : )
distance 5.04mi Vertical gain +2989ft Vertical drop -2959ft Durée 4h55 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Bardonecchia - Province de Torino

Above Bardonecchia, this cross has a particularly striking view of the winding road connecting the exit from the Fréjus tunnel to the Italian cities, beginning with Turin.

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 5.86mi Vertical gain +689ft Vertical drop -673ft Durée 3h20 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 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.

Walking The "Aulp du Seuil" ( Download : )
distance 4.93mi Vertical gain +2730ft Vertical drop -2710ft Durée 4h40 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.

distance 9.33mi Vertical gain +1394ft Vertical drop -3730ft Durée 5h30 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 8.04mi Vertical gain +1335ft Vertical drop -1329ft Durée 4h50 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 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.

distance 5.65mi Vertical gain +2625ft Vertical drop -2635ft Durée 4h55 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 8.49mi Vertical gain +4350ft Vertical drop -3783ft Durée 7h40 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."

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.

Walking Fressinières Pass (Col) ( Download : )
distance 13.19mi Vertical gain +4770ft Vertical drop -5197ft Durée 10h15 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 6.72mi Vertical gain +3734ft Vertical drop -1404ft Durée 6h20 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.

Saracen Caves - Ruins of Béconne
distance 4.31mi Vertical gain +1152ft Vertical drop -1129ft Durée 3h00 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 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).

Walking The Cristayes ridges ( Download : )
distance 9.13mi Vertical gain +2064ft Vertical drop -2037ft Durée 6h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Gap - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

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

distance 4.08mi Vertical gain +2057ft Vertical drop -1932ft Durée 3h40 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 5.86mi Vertical gain +1824ft Vertical drop -1811ft Durée 4h15 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.

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!

Walking The Trois Becs ( Download : )
distance 5.45mi Vertical gain +2835ft Vertical drop -2851ft Durée 5h00 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.

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.

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 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 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.

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!

distance 6.55mi Vertical gain +1535ft Vertical drop -1526ft Durée 4h20 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 5.89mi Vertical gain +3127ft Vertical drop -2402ft Durée 5h25 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Bobbio Pellice - Province de Torino

3rd and last stage of this Franco-Italian circuit. It meets with a variation of the Queyras circuit above the Jervis Refuge to reach Valpréveyre by the Col d’Urine.

Walking Lago Verde - Crosenna Alp ( Download : )
distance 9.08mi Vertical gain +2854ft Vertical drop -5892ft Durée 6h40 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Prali - Province de Torino

2nd stage is entirely in Italy allowing you to walk alongside the many military buildings that protect the nearby border. The long descent before the shelter lets you enjoy the Italian pastures that appear much greener than the French. This is due to the more abundant moisture from this side of the border.

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...

distance 9.33mi Vertical gain +1427ft Vertical drop -3868ft Durée 5h30 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Pontechianale - Province de Cuneo

This stage involves a pass with neves and crossing Refuge du Viso high berm then Guil valley.

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 9.95mi Vertical gain +5620ft Vertical drop -4774ft Durée 9h30 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting point Starting point in Bobbio Pellice - Province de Torino

Quite a long high mountain stage today, set in a mineral landscape passing through "les sources du Pô" and near beautiful mountain lakes. Exploring the north-east side of Monte Viso (3841m) will be the highlight.

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 7.18mi Vertical gain +4127ft Vertical drop -1995ft Durée 6h55 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Ristolas - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

First stage starting at Queyras National Park (Parc National du Queyras) passing through Col Lacroix, then a beautiful Italian valley and ending up at a shelter near a lake where the real trek around Monte Viso will start the next day.

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.

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.

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.