Snowshoeing across the Vercors (Drôme, Isère)
Duration : 4 days
France, Northern Alps, Southern Alps
Level : intermediate
from 335 € / p. from 4 to 8 personsInfos & Booking
I propose you to leave for the snowshoeing crossing of the natural reserve of the plateaus of Vercors!
This "royal" crossing has two nights in unguarded huts to enjoy early morning sunrise on the Grand Veymond, the highest point of the Vercors at 2341 meters of altitude.
This snowshoe hike is accessible to people who are a little bit sporty and looking for a close experience of nature. People looking for comfort should better abstain: the huts of the Vercors massif are spartan. The physical and technical difficulties are weak but the lack of material comfort of this stay obliges the participants to have a good physical condition in order not to add inconveniences to the adventure..
This crossing of the Vercors is an excellent opportunity for young and old to discover hiking independently and camping in the mountains.
Required equipment: comfortable backpack (60 or 70 liters), warm sleeping bag (rather sarcophagus type), waterproof hiking shoes, waterproof and windproof jacket, polar jacket, rain cape or waterproof pants, comfortable walking pants, light synthetic long underpants (for the night or for the evening, to wear under the pants), under sweater or micro fleece, fast-drying underwear (avoid cotton), pair of warm socks for the night, bonnet, gloves, underwear for the evening, water bottle of 1 liter minimum, knife, headlamp, toilet paper, lighter, sunglasses, sunscreen, cap, mini toiletry bag, your personal medication if you need it (I will of course take a complete first aid kit).
Tip: put all your clothes in a plastic bag inside the backpack.
I will call you back a few days before departure to set the time and place of the start.
Minimum age: 10 years old.
Throughout the winter I also offer thematic outings such as:
- snowshoe hikes to study the snow cover,
- the challenge of an orienteering race,
- and night snowshoeing on the theme of the wolf.
D1: Crossing the southern part of the Vercors.
Departure from the Rousset pass in the Drôme, and direction north to reach and spend the night at the Pré Peyret hut.
D2: Crossing at the foot or ascent of the Grand Veymont
Our itinerary continues by crossing at the foot of the highest point of the Vercors massif, or even by reaching its summit if the level of the group and the snow and weather conditions allow it.
Night at the Jasse du Play hut.
D3: Arrival in Corrençon-en-Vercors and transfer to Villard-de-Lans.
Last day of crossing to reach the resort of Corrençon.
Dinner at the end of the stay and night in a lodge in the village of Villard-de-Lans.
D4: Recovery day and discovery of the village and its actors.
Breakfast with a full fridge (everything is available in the gite).
You have the day to enjoy Villard-de-Lans and its surroundings.
Dispersion and end of the stay at 4pm.
The price includes
- Supervision by mountain leader, specialist in the region.
- Meals from D1 to D4.
- Loan of bivouac equipment (tent and mattress), snowshoes and all the equipment specific to this type of hike (dishes, burner, pan...).
The price does not include
- Transport to and from the Rousset pass, one hour and a half drive from Valence.
- Anything not mentioned in "The price includes".
- D1 and D2 in unguarded huts.
- D3 in a comfortable lodge.
No scheduled departure, but you can contact me to book your dates.Infos & Booking