Around Mont Aiguille, the inaccessible mountain
With its curious shape like an upturned pyramid, Mont Aiguille was known as “Mont Inaccessible” in the 12th century. The first ascent in 1492 marked the birth of mountaineering…
Today, the tour of Mont Aiguille is one of the “classic” hikes in the department. /// www.trieves-vercors.fr (french)
The Dent de Crolles
The Dent de Crolles, one of the legendary peaks of Chartreuse, gives amazing views of the rest of Chartreuse and the Grésivaudan Valley. You get a 360° view!
It is unique for being totally hollow, with an underground network of 55 km and a drop in altitude of over 600m. /// chartreuse-tourisme.com (french)
The Plateau d’Emparis
Like a natural belvedere, the Plateau d’Emparis offers untrammelled views of the high peaks around it: the Meije, the Pic du Mas de La Grave… This wonderful pasture of 2,900 hectares welcomes many herds of sheep and cows on their Transhumance every summer.
A unique hike in an amazing setting. /// montagne-oisans.com
The Croix de Belledonne
This is undoubtedly the greatest walk in Isère, for its diversity and natural beauty. Exceptional views from an altitude of 2,926 metres over the Grand Pic de Belledonne next door, and the many lakes nearby. Along the way, don’t miss Lake Le Crozet and its splendid views of the Grésivaudan Valley and the Chartreuse massif. /// www.grenoble-montagne.com(french)