Hiking itinerary

Arselle plateau

In winter or in summer, this loop path is very accessible and easy for the whole family. Explore the Arselle peatbog and its vews on the Taillefer.

Route:
From the Nordic ski chalet, take the large way in front of the restaurant. Leave the way to turn left on the path along the edge of the forest, around the peatbog.
Follow the south towards Arselle plateau, once on the grassland, you'll get a beautiful view on the Taillefer.
After a short walk upwards, a larger path brings you to the sign "La Lause". Ignore the path uphill to the Achard lake and take the way on your left that'll bring you back to the starting point (follow the sign "plateau de l'Arselle").

The wetland is a sensitive ecosystem; please stay on the main paths and don't follow the potential tracks across the peatbog.

⚠ Warning: the Arselle plateau is a protected area (peat bog classified as an APPB - Arrêtés Préfectoraux de Protection Biotope), so there are a few rules to respect to help protect it. Fire, wild camping, bivouac, picking and dumping of waste are strictly forbidden. Please stay on the path around it, it is forbidden to go on the plateau in order to preserve the fragile environment.

Technical information

Activities
Sports pédestres, Itinéraire de randonnée pédestre

Target clientele:
For beginners / novice

Distance:
3.6 km

Trail type:
Loop

Elevation gain:
45 m

Daily duration:
1h 15m

Map references:
3335 OT Grenoble Chamrousse Belledonne

Topographical references:
carto-guide Pays du Grésivaudan

Difficult sections:
Aucunes difficultées. La tourbière de l'Arselle est un Espace Naturel Sensible, veillez a bien rester sur les sentiers.

Type of waymarkers:
Balisage jaune (PR)

Practical information

Non accessible en fauteuil roulant
Pets allowed
Pets allowed: dogs are allowed in the summer on all trails on a leash (please avoid taking them to the Arselle plateau, which is a sensitive natural area). The shepherd who works in Chamrousse in the summer has no Pyrenean Mountain Dog.
Free of charge

A noter

Pets allowed: dogs are allowed in the summer on all trails on a leash (please avoid taking them to the Arselle plateau, which is a sensitive natural area). The shepherd who works in Chamrousse in the summer has no Pyrenean Mountain Dog.

Contact details & information

Office de Tourisme de Chamrousse

Getting here

  • Domaine de l'Arselle
    Chamrousse 1600
    38410 Chamrousse

From Grenoble, go to Uriage (several possibilities: via Gières or Eybens depending on your point of departure). In Uriage, go to the roundabout at the exit of the town (at the golf course). Take the third exit towards Chamrousse. Go up the D111 and then turn right towards the Arselle nordic area 1 km before the resort.

Public transport - stop Chamrousse 1600 - Arselle plateau:
• seasonal bus lines only:
- [winter] Skibus 707 (to/from Uriage), "CHAMROUSSE DOMAINE NORDIQUE" nordic area stop
- [summer] Estibus 707 (to/from Grenoble), "CHAMROUSSE DOMAINE NORDIQUE" stop.
• resort shuttle: "Plateau de l’Arselle Domaine nordique (1600)" stop (to/from Chamrousse 1750 - Roche Béranger and Chamrousse 1650 - Recoin)

Opening times

All year round.
Subject to favorable weather.

Prices

Free access.

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Information updated on 08/09/2022 by Isère Attractivité

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Arselle plateau

Domaine de l'Arselle
Chamrousse 1600
38410 Chamrousse
France

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