Distance: 14.3 km
Duration (average) : 4h
Level: Orange level - Quite difficult
Elevation: 703 D +
Departure: Tullins
Pebbles, Earth, Hard surface (tar, cement, floor), Gravel, Not suitable for pushchairs
Yellow paint markings and directional posts at the main intersections (if there is no marking, stay on the main road)
In the countryside, Motorway exit less than 5 km, In the forest, In town, Village centre, GR route less than 1 km, Pond less than 5 km
Recommended period (s): Autumn, Summer, Winter, Spring


Take to the skies and overlook the Isère valley with views of the Vercors and the Chartreuse, passing from the belvederes to the undergrowth, and up to the optional round trip to the former charterhouse of the nuns of Parmenie .

Go to Tullins, at the foot of the Chambarans hills and in the heart of the walnut groves where the production of walnuts is queen. The start of the hike is in front of the town hall "le Clos des Chartreux", one of the most beautiful in the department of Isère. From there, you quickly reach the belvedere of the same name, where the landscape stretches from Savoie to Drôme with the Isère valley emerging from the Alps, the Chartreuse and Vercors massifs in the background. Above, the slopes, which alternate small clearings and woods, are a bit breathless but lead to the Col de Parménie where the view takes on even more height. From the pass, after the ascent to the Bois du Four, you advance on open and airy heights before reaching the picturesque hamlet of Eslinard on a small flat area. The descent continues under the cover of trees in the Rival valley. You enter Tullins passing by the remains of the medieval castle (tower) and the old streets of the old town, and its XNUMXth century Hôtel-Dieu. You will reach the arboretum of the Parc du Clos des Chartreux and its rare trees…

Topo/step by step: 
Stages of the circuit with the name of the sign posts to follow: - Departure from Tullins - Clos des Chartreux - Col de Parménie - Round trip to the orientation table (see indications below) - Wood from the oven - The Eslinard - Les Blachettes - Le Rival - Tullins - Hôtel Dieu - Tullins - Clos des Chartreux Round trip to the Parménie belvedere: - second post Col de Parménie - Domaine de Parménie: follow the directions to reach the orientation table Return by the same path to the Col de Parménie post

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Free access.

Equipments & services


  • Picnic area.
  • Public toilets
  • Orientation table
  • Parking nearby

Home of animals

  • Animals accepted: not communicated


Departure car park: Town hall of Tullins, Clos des Chartreux. Start of the hike at the post just before the small bridge which gives access to the car park.

Our contact details

The loop of Parmenie

Former Hôtel-Dieu

14 Rue de la République

38210 Tullins

Getting to the starting point