A multi-atmosphere itinerary: confined in the box trees, mysterious in the forest, panoramic at the top... A detour to the top of the Rocher de la Garde offers a beautiful panorama of the surrounding towns.
After passing a dense boxwood forest, the hike continues with a descent to the hamlet of La Maladière, near which you can observe the Chapelle de la Madeleine. The name of this hamlet, far from the village, was the place of isolation of lepers in a maladrerie founded in 1282 by the Counts of Savoy, then ceded to the Carthusians of Currière in July 1315 by the Comte Amédée V of Savoy. It died out in 1614. The path continues along the edge of the forest, then crossing it to return to your starting point.
Additional information : Not recommended on wet ground or in case of rain Not recommended for beginners Possible departure from the village of Saint-Etienne de Crossey Shops in the village
Tips and Suggestions:
Pedestrian map of the Pays Voironnais at 1/25000 (on sale at 5 € in the reception offices of Voiron and Lac de Paladru)
Sustainable tourism :
Mother Nature thanks you for leaving with your waste, she digests it badly! Respect cultures and private properties by staying on marked trails.
Topo/step by step:
Stages of the circuit with the name of the signposts to follow: - Gorges de Crossey - Les Cloches de Rome - Above the Gorges - Under the Rock - La Garde - First Plantimey post (follow Bassin de Rousset) - Second Plantimey post - Bois de Plantimey - Plantimey via la Maladière - Goat trail - Above the Gorges - The Bells of Rome - Crossey Gorges
Equipments & services
Home of animals
- Animals accepted: Yes
- Dogs on a leash (be careful at the passage of the lapiaz and at the top of the Rocher de la Garde)
Departure car park: exit Saint-Etienne de Crossey via the D520 towards Saint-Joseph de Rivière. 1km after the picnic area park along the road at the Gorges de Crossey sign post which is on the right.
The Rock of the Guard
Gorges de Crossey (park on the side of the road)