Hiking around Sainte-Croix monastery (Vercors)

Duration : 6 days

France, Northern Alps, Southern Alps

Level : all

from 505 € / p. from 7 to 15 persons

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Description

Go to the Vercors for a week of hiking, sublime and varied, that your hiking guide will adapt to the level of the group.

There will be something for everyone: discovery of the culinary heritage of Drôme, tasting in the vineyards where grow the grapes for the famous Clairette de Die, discovery of the mysterious forest of Saou where the secret assemblies of Protestants were held, stroll on the traces of the Resistants of Vercors ...

Hiking to have fun, to spend, take a break, while discovering the history and heritage of Diois and Vercors.

Program

D1: The Huguenots in Saou Forest and the Three Becs
In the heart of the forest of Saou met the Protestants. There stood the assemblies of the Desert. Let's dive into this era in search of the remains of the passage of the Huguenots on the territory of Diois. This superb hike in the heart of the Trois Becs massif, synclinal perched adored by geologists, ends with the gourmet meeting of artisan brewers in the village of Saou.
40 minutes transfer by minibus to reach the start of the hike.

D2: Naturalistic excursion in the landscapes of the Vercors Nature Reserve
Place of transhumance passage in the Vercors, the Rousset pass is a gateway to the vast wilderness of the highlands. We accompany you in magical places, with a breathtaking view of this desert and preserved massif. In all discretion, we could see the vultures and eagles nesting in the cliffs, but also the chamois and ibex who enjoy the tranquility of the place. Between beech forest, alpine lawns and ridges, you will be amazed by these mountain landscapes.
40 minutes transfer by minibus to join the start of the hike.

D3: Wine trail and wine tasting in Quint Valley
From the monastery of Saint Croix, explore the surroundings for a day in the heart of the valley of Quint. Wego up and join a nearby valley where producers of Clairette work biodynamically in respect of the cycles of nature and offer us a tasting. We then walk in the footsteps of the goats to join the producer of picodon, a little cheese that "sticks to the teeth".

D4: Secret waterfalls and Gervanne off the beaten track
The gorges of Omblèze are an unusual treasure of our beautiful country. From there, you can go to the Druise waterfalls and swim there. Let's sneak into a real wild jungle and evolve in the canyon of the hells whose mineral walls are the story of hundreds of years of calm and isolation. A beautiful walk, a jewel you will not forget!
45 minutes transfer by minibus to join the start of the hike.

D5: Resistance in Vercors and peaks of Font d'Urle
Here, you can climb on gentle peaks, in mountain pastures and overhang the Drôme valley. The Vercors is under our feet. A stop in Vassieux-en-Vercors is an opportunity to remind our memories of the history and stories of Resistance in these lands that saw the blood of the children of the country. A visit to the Museum of the Resistance, very well documented, is possible.
45 minutes transfer by minibus to join the start of the hike.

The price includes

  • Full board accomodation in the monastery of Sainte Croix (wine, coffee/infusion included)
  • Access to a room reserved for the group for rest or exchange
  • Supervision by the hiking guide (me or a colleague from Vercors Escapade)
  • Minibus tranfers to hikes departures
  • Local producers visits
Number of participants from 7 to 10 from 11 to 13 from 14 to 15
Price per person 585€ 545€ 505€

The price does not include

  • Personal expenses at producers (cheese, Clairette de Die)
  • Museum visits
  • Cancellation and repatriation insurance

Accommodation

Housed in an exceptional historic site dating from the twelfth century, you will live a friendly week in a building located between Diois and Quint Valley, at the foot of the cliffs of the South Vercors. A little paradise, a place of disconnection and inspiration, you can dine in the old vaulted rooms... or in the courtyard of the monks. Also, you will enjoy the ethnobotanical garden of aromatic and medicinal plants, the garden of tinctorial plants or the wooded park of 2 hectares surrounding the monastery.

Next departures :

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

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