Transhumance's festival in the South Vercors

Duration : 2 days

France, Northern Alps, Southern Alps

Level : good hiker

from 260 € / p. from 6 to 25 persons

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For more than ten years, on the occasion of the alpine climb of herds, Die celebrates the transhumance. During two or three days, at the pace of the sheep, accompanied by our donkeys, you will cross Die and its Provencal market, go up on the pastures of the Vercors massif and participate in collective meals and bivouacs. All this in a festive atmosphere in the country of the Clairette de Die.


2 days of hiking / 1 night:

D1: Meeting at Die station at 9:30am, transfer to the Martouret to meet our donkeys. Departure with the donkeys around 11am for the Die market to do shopping for the stay, then picnic in the countryside. In the afternoon, the various cultural activities will occupy you until the departure of the herd. At 5pm, you will follow the herd which will cross the city and begin its transhumance.
Walking time: 4h30, positive elevation: 350m, overnight camping at the house of the rock.

D2: After an early breakfast (5:30am), you will go to the Vercors massif assault by the famous col de Rousset to finish with a last meal at the ski resort of the pass. Return by shuttle to Die station around 3pm.
Walking time: 5h30, E+: 800m, E-: 150m.


3 days of hiking / 2 nights:

For those who want to continue the adventure and to transhume donkeys to summer pastures through the nature reserve of the highlands of Vercors.

D2: Departure from Rousset Pass around 2pm to spend the night near the Pré Peyret refuge in the heart of the reserve.
Walking time: additional 2h30, E+: 300m, E-: 100m.

D3: You will continue your transhumance by a superb crossing of the reserve. You will first pass by Chaumailloux and Mont Aiguille, then you will climb Tête Chevalière for a panorama on the Alps. You will end with the bucolic Combeau Valley where your adventure will end. Return by shuttle to Die station around 5pm.
Walking time: 5h30, E+: 400m, E-: 650m.

The price includes

  • Price (per person): 2 days version: 195€ / 3 days version: 285€.
  • Full board accommodation during the whole stay, bring your tent or tell us if you do not have one.
  • Donkeys rental.
  • Supervision by the mountain leader during the whole stay.
  • First and last day tranfers.

The price does not include

  • Drinks and personal expenses.
  • Cancellation and repatriation insurance.
  • Visits and activities not planned in the program.
  • Anything not mentioned in "The price includes".
Next departures :

No scheduled departure, but you can contact me to book your dates.

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