Distance: 15.4 km
Level: Red level - Difficult
Elevation: 1110 D +
Departure: Voreppe
Recommended period (s): Autumn, Summer, Winter, Spring


Departing from the Chalais Monastery, a route allowing you to discover the Hurtières and Banettes sector through a technical and alpine route, intended for seasoned trailers.
Circuit impractical in case of snow.

Field news: Please note, following the fire that occurred in the communes of La Buisse, Voreppe and Pommiers la Placette, this course is closed to the public.

After a comfortable start on the wide forest track to the Roize shelter, the route descends in a single track into the Roize gorges (be careful in wet weather, exposed area with cable). The long ascent to Charminelle is sometimes technical while playing with the stream (Gourhauts waterfall). After Charminelle la fleurie, the wooded ridge leads you along a clear inclined plane to the Orzier chimney. The rocky passage suddenly leads to the pasture. Panoramic view of the Alps. Afterwards, through the lawns of the Col d'Hurtières, what happiness in the alpine pastures! We then cross the chalets of Hurtières and Banettes (water points). Then begins a beautiful descent first panoramic then forest by Côte Charvet. Take care in the chimney of Mt-St-Martin in wet weather: rocky ground and in places polished. The final ascent to the monastery takes place over turbulent terrain in a beautiful forest symphony.

Biscuits, honey, cheese at the store!

Stages of the route:
- Chalais Monastery
- Roize shelter
- Charminelle
- Col d'Hurtières
- Vararey Meadow
- Chalet des Banettes
- Côte Charvet
- Foot of the Côte Charvet
- Spain
- Fireplace of Mont-Saint-Martin
- Chalais Monastery

Topo / step by step : Benefit from voice guidance on OnPiste: https://www.onpiste.com/explorer/destinations/pays-voironnais-426

Points of interest

Biscuiterie Saint Dominique

Biscuit factory Saint Dominique

Belvédère de Chalais et sentier sensoriel

Belvedere of Chalais and sensory trail

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  • Red level - Difficult


Free access.

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