Hiking itinerary

Hike around Mont Aiguille

Hike around Mont Aiguille

This superb, long hike allows capable ramblers to view this limestone needle, separated from its original neighbouring cliff, from all angles. You will encounter an astonishing variety of landscapes.

From the car park, retrace your steps for 300m and take the path to the left, which leads to the edge of the forest, and then continues uphill alongside it. Then walk through cultivated fields to join another path. Take the track to the left, which rises at first before descending to join up with the route leading to Trézanne. After the Roman chapel, climb uphill towards the Col de Papavet. From the Col, continue to the left onto a wooded ridge until you reach the Col des Pellas. Descend into the hamlet of Les Pellas (typical houses of the Trièves region). Follow the road to the left for 500m, and then keep going straight ahead, around the corner, towards the Col de l'Aupet. You will pass paths leading to Pas des Bachasson and Pas de la Selle. A forest track, which starts off steep, will take you to a point above the La Pisse waterfalls. The many fallen trees beneath Mont Aiguille are testament to the harshness of this steep slope. The track continues on a gentle downhill slope to reach the Col de l'Aupet. Take the path on the steep, south-west side of Mont Aiguille to descend. The path emerges among the meadows of the Côtes de la Doux before reaching the bottom of the valley. Turn left to head back to the car park.

Further information

Tourisme adapté :
Non accessible en fauteuil roulant

Type de clientèle :
Randonneurs, Niveau rouge - Difficile, Réservé aux experts/confirmés

Complément d'accueil :
Bring clothing and equipment appropriate for your ability level and the weather conditions. Do not leave the marked paths.

Durée journalière :
7h 30m

Distance :
18 km

Dénivellation positive :
1110 m

Cotation :
Niveau rouge - Difficile

Type d'itinéraire :
Boucle

Référence cartographique :
3236 OT

Référence topoguides :
cartoguide Vercors Trièves

Passages délicats :
Cette longue randonnée nécessite une bonne condition physique. S'informer de la présence éventuelle de névés au printemps dans les parties escarpés.

Complément localisation :
Gai Soleil, la Richardière car park. From Grenoble, take the A51 until you reach the Col du Fau, then take the D1075 and continue for 14km. Turn right to head towards Chichilianne before Clelles, then after another 2.3km, turn right towards Richardière.

Animaux non acceptés

Bons plans !

En 1492, la première ascension du Mont Aiguille est réussie par Antoine de Ville sous les ordres du roi Charles VIII.
En 1940, la partie haute du Mont Aiguille s'effondre, il perd ainsi 11m.
En 1957, un avion atterrit sur la prairie sommitale du Mont Aiguille.

Useful information

Office de Tourisme du Trièves

Booking

Services

Gratuit

Openings

From 01/05 to 01/09.

Subject to favorable weather.

Prices

Free access.

Téléchargements

Information updated on 26/04/2017 by Isère Tourisme

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Hike around Mont Aiguille

La Richardière
38930 Chichilianne
France

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