Snowshoeing escape weekend in the Vercors

Duration : 3 days

France, Northern Alps, Southern Alps

Level : 5h snowshoe off trail hike/day and/or 400m of positive elevation

from 270 € / p. from 5 to 12 persons

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I'd like to invite you to escape into the heart of winter and explore the snow-covered expanses of France's largest conservation area on snowshoes!

You'll also spend an unusual and unforgettable night on the highlands of Vercors in a sheepfold at an altitude of 1669 meters, and experience the magic of waking up to the famous and beautiful Mont Aiguille...

If you would like to continue exploring the region, I also offer:


D1: Arrival in the southern Vercors.
Meet at 6pm at the Die train station (transfer to be booked when you register) or directly at the Combeau inn before dinner, if you're coming by car.
The change of scenery is immediate at this inn at the end of the road in the Combeau valley: you're at the end of the world! We spend a convivial mountain evening and dine by the fire with a delicious meal prepared by Gilles, the host. We also appreciate the purity of the starry sky.
Night at the inn, in small dormitories.

D2: From the Combeau valley to the Chaumailloux sheepfold.
We set off on snowshoes from the hostel on a superb itinerary through the heart of the highlands of the Vercors conservation area, possibly via the tête Chevalière, to Chaumailloux sheepfold. This unguarded refuge is in an exceptional location, facing Mont Aiguille. Anyone who wants to can help me dig through the snow to find the spring!
The atmosphere is very mountain-like, with a raclette prepared on the wood-burning stove!
4 to 5 hours of snowshoeing.
Night in a dormitory hut.

3: Roy sheepfolds and Pas de la Coche.
Knowing the area very well, I'm taking you today on a wild and secret itinerary: the Jardin du Roy sheepfolds and the Pas de la Coche, at the foot of the Montagnette. A change of scenery and a great highlands atmosphere are guaranteed.
Return to Combeau valley.
5 to 6 hours of snowshoeing.

Walking times are given as an indication only. This program may be modified to suit the group or the snow and weather conditions. The atmosphere and brightness of winter are guaranteed, even if you have to carry snowshoes to reach the snow.

The price includes

  • Supervision by the mountain leader.
  • Organizational costs.
  • Catering and full-board accommodation.

The price does not include

  • Transport to and from Die or the Combeau inn, about and a half 1hour drive from Valence and 2 hours from Grenoble.
  • Assistance/cancellation insurance.
  • Rental of snowshoes and poles (15€/person for 2 days).
  • Pick-up and drop-off at Die station (30€ supplement).
  • Drinks and personal expenses.
  • Ahing not mentioned in "The price includes".


  • The Combeau inn features a terrace, a dining room with fireplace and, upstairs, 6-bed dormitories with 2 showers and 2 toilets.
  • The Chaumailloux refuge is a former sheepfold with two dormitories sleeping 15, with mattresses, blankets and a wood-burning stove. However, like all the reserve's refuges, the sheepfold has no amenities or running water.
  • Because of the availability of the Chaumailloux hut in winter, if the sheepfold was already booked, we might go to another little corner of paradise just as wild and rustic, the Tussac hut. This would modify the itinerary without losing any of its charm.
Next departures :

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

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