Vercors: trails between the Alps and Provence
A mountain idyll walking holiday in France’s biggest national park: The Vercors. A mountain fortress wedged in between the Alps and Provence, representing a large limestone plateau carved out by rivers, offering amazingly diversified wild scenery with deep gorges, white limestone cliffs, vertical walls & wide lush green valleys. Soak up authentic mountain village ambiance and savor local cheese & wine. A wonderful hiking tour in the pre-Alps, which is a very good choice for average walkers who wish to explore and enjoy this secret corner of France. You will also have the opportunity to mingle with locals on the markets in the villages where you stay: Lans en Vercors (small market on Tuesday & Saturday morning), Villard de Lans (big market on Friday morning in July & August only, small one Wednesday, Friday & Sunday morning), Chapelle en Vercors (Thursday morning all year round, Saturday morning from mid-June to mid-September). With a dense network of over 3,000 km of marked paths, everyone can find their own perfect walk in Vercors.
Duration6 Days I Level: 2/3 (of 5)
What is includedAccommodation in 2-3* hotels incl. breakfast (en-suite rooms); Luggage transfers; People transfers (Day 5 and Day 6); Roadbook (itinerary description in English and detailed walking maps, incl. access to GPS tracks of the trails; 1 set per booking); Emergency hotline
What is not includedDrinks and other meals, public transportation, entry fees.
Best periodMay, June, July, August, September, mid-October
Day 1: Arrival in Lans en Vercors
Day 2: Lans en Vercors - Gorges Bruyant - Lans en Vercors (12km; 4hrs; +390m/-390m)
Day 3: Lans en Vercors - Villard de Lans (13km; 4,30hrs; +600m/-600m)
Day 4: Villard de Lans - Le Col Vert - Villard de Lans (13-15km; 4-5hrs; +600-900m/-600-900m)
Day 5: Villard de Lans - Herbouilly - Saint Martin en Vercors - Chapelle en Vercors (16km; 5hrs; +550m/-850m)
Day 6: Departure day (optional hike Chapelle en Vercors - Belvedere de Revoulat - Chapelle en Vercors (17km; 5,30hrs; +700m/-700m)
Single room & Solo Traveler supplement
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