Hiking trails through Vercors vast vegetation
Enjoying the beautiful landscape and hiking panorama
Hiker on good trails through Vercors
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Nature paradise Vercors

Mountain idyll as far as the eye can reach.

In the biggest French national park you are walking on a plateau across extensive valleys through beautiful forests with fir trees, European spruces, maples and beach trees, continued through clearings with fantastic panorama views. The landscape is amazingly diversified: white limestone and steep canyons as well as a plateau with grazing lands and meadows. The climate is ideal for walking tours, fauna and flora is ample and the air is clean and clear. Every season has in Vercors offers special highlights: from May until July it is spring with its clear streams, the fresh green of forests and meadows and the numerous flowers… in August it is summer, the yellow gentian, purple shining willow-herbs, raspberries and woodland strawberries! Autumn tops it all: the forests are shimmering purple, golden and bronze, decorated by dark green European spruces. A real feast for the eyes!

Mountain Walking

Mountain Walking
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
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Itinerary

You walk through the soft landscape of Northern Vercors, across the “Pas de Bellecombe”, “Pas de l’Ours” and “Charande” up to alp Molière, where you will have a fantastic view onto the seven ranges of the Alps as well as onto Mont Blanc. Afterwards you enjoy a wonderful walking tour down to Autrans.

ca. 5,5 hours
19 km
650 m
620 m

You take to GR9 long distance trail up to the “Signal de Nave”, where you will have a beautiful panorama over the whole Isére valley, the “Chartreuse” range and the “Central massif”. You continue past “Bec de l’Orient” and across the “Pas de la Clé”. Your descent in direction Autrans leads along mountain hut “Geve” and through gorge “combe des Mortes” back into the centre of the village.

ca. 6 hours
15 km
600 m
600 m

You cross the “Claret” and the forested hills of Autrans to Méaudre. Afterwards you continue to the village of “Girauds”, and from there you walk up to the pass of “La Croix Chabaud”. On your way you pass a hunting ground for chamois, roe deers and deers. You walk through the “Bourne” canyon on to Bois Barbu.

ca. 5 to 6 hours
16 km
520 m
430 m

Enjoy this wonderful walking tour, which leads you from Bois Barbu through the left colony “Valchevrière” and the beautiful level land of “Herbouilly”. After a short climb up to “Pas de la Sambue” you walk down in direction Fleur du Roy. You return to Bois Barbu via village Correncon and pass “Liorin”.

ca. 5 hours
15 km
560 m
730 m

A short transfer brings you to hamlet “Conversaria”. From there you walk along the wonderful path “Gobert”, via the Col de l’Arc to Lans en Vercors. A great path with precious views onto the plateau of Villard de Lans, and through typical fauna and flora is awaiting you. From pass “des Col de l’Arc”, which is easy to manage, you will have a bewitching view onto the ranges “Belledonne” and “l’Oisans”. If you are still fit you can enjoy from Pic St Michel another fabulous panorama view onto the Alps and the Vercors.

ca. 5 hours
15 km
560 m
730 m

Climb onto mountain “Moucherotte” with wonderful view onto the valleys of Lans en Vercors and Villard de Lans. Opposite you see the “Eastern balcony” as well as the plateau of the Vercors. Another possibility is the exploration of the “Bruyant” canyon. You walk through the valley of Lans en Vercors towards North and walk through the canyons, along the stream and waterfall down. You return via “Pas des Danois” to Lans en Vercors.

ca. 5 to 5,5 hours
14 km
600 m
600 m

Characteristics of the route

Technical easy tour, although you should be in a good shape for the daily tours up to 7 hours. In parts sure-footedness is necessary. You walk mainly on walking paths. You can decide every day if you want to do an easy or difficult tour.

Prices and events

All data for 2019 at a glance
Season 1
May 13, 2019 - Jun 30, 2019
Sep 1, 2019 - Oct 20, 2019
daily
Season 2
Jul 1, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019
daily
Nature paradise Vercors 8 days, FR-NPWLA-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
Supplement single traveler
749,00
220,00
110,00
789,00
220,00
110,00

Category: pretty 2**-hotels and country hotels, 2x 3***-hotels (French classifying)

Season 1
May 13, 2019 - Jun 30, 2019
Sep 1, 2019 - Oct 20, 2019
Season 2
Jul 1, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019
Lans en Vercors
Extra night p.p. dbl/hb
Extra night sgl/hb
Autrans
Extra night p.p. dbl/hb
Extra night sgl/hb
Bois Barbu
Extra night p.p. dbl/hb
Extra night sgl/hb
68,00
89,00
77,00
101,00
89,00
109,00
75,00
96,00
90,00
114,00
93,00
113,00

Services and infos

Included:

  • 7 overnight stays as stated, breakfast included
  • 7x evening meal
  • Luggage transfer
  • Transfers according to program
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel and tour documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • Service hotline

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Airport Lyon or Geneva. Further by bus (www.fr.ouibus.com) to the train station of Grenoble. From Lyon approx. 1 hour and from Geneva approx. 2 hours.
  • Arrival by train to Grenoble and by bus to Lans en Vercors, approx. 1 hour. Or by taxi, cost approx. EUR 80 per fare (public holiday approx. EUR 120).
  • Parking: Free hotel parking spaces, no reservation necessary.

Things to note:

  • Minimum of participants: 2 persons
  • Special dates on request
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
Madlene Reischl
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Ratings

4.2 of 5 Stars (4 Ratings)
5 stars
David Aggen US | 09.06.2018
Vercors in late May
My wife and I are retired and now enjoy hiking trips like this one. We hiked the Vercors the last week of May and the wild flowers were fantastic. We enjoyed the many mountain view vistas, the quiet forest paths and the friendly villages. The route, for us, was challenging at times, but not too difficult.
4 stars
Werner Steinbauer DE | 14.08.2017
Wunderschöne Wandertage
Es waren 8 wunderschöne Wandertage, die Gegend ist herrlich. Unser Hund Petrus war sehr gut gelaunt.
4 stars
Sieglinde Harlander AT | 12.05.2017
Wandern im Vercors
Wir waren schon öfter zum Wandern in Frankreich, die Vercors Gegend war jedoch neu für uns. Insgesamt eine sehr schöne Wanderreise, wir haben die Ruhe und die Natur jeden Tag genossen. Die Unterkünfte waren gut ausgewählt.
4 stars
Ulrich Grass DE | 05.06.2016
Schöne individuelle Wanderung
Wandergebiet ist sehr gut geeignet, gute Organisation, Kartenmaterial ist hervorragend präpariert, die Beschreibungen sind manchmal zu wenig, manchmal zuviel und könnten überarbeitet werden. Insgesamt aber eine sehr schöne, gut vorbereitete Wanderung.
Madlene Reischl
Madlene Reischl answered:
Lieber Herr Grass, vielen Dank für Ihr positives Reisefeedback! Wir freuen uns, dass Sie schöne Wandertage im Vercors verbringen konnten. Vielen Dank für die Hinweise zu den Wegbeschreibungen, wir werden hier versuchen unsere Unterlagen weiterhin zu verbessern, um den bestmöglichen Service für alle unsere Wandergäste zu ermöglichen.

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