Hiking itinerary

Monteynard Lake and footbridges

This walk explores the banks of Lake Monteynard, and offers some outstanding views of Sénépy. The Himalayan footbridges, more than 80 metres above the Drac and the Ébron rivers, are two of the highlights of this circuit.

At Treffort cross the lake on one of the boats, either 'La Mira' or the 'Pass'Express'. At the Savel jetty, follow the road for 1km before taking the path that leads downhill towards "Le Pont". Take the track to the right towards "La Tourbe". When you reach the "La Tourbe", signpost, take the path on the right down to the impressive Drac footbridge. Follow the path on the right down to the "ruisseau des avalanches" signpost. The path then leads to "Les Horts" where the forest gives way to meadows, then continues uphill to the small plateau, where it meets the road leading to the hamlet of Villaranet. After walking 400m, take the path that rises to the left up to the ridge. Follow the road on the left for 70m, before turning off onto the downhill path on the right, which winds along a ridge, then down towards the Ébron footbridge. Cross the footbridge, then follow the gently rising path which then continues horizontally above Monteynard Lake, towards "Treffort le lac". Pass the sign marked "ruisseau Baraton" and Les Sagnes. Finally, follow the track, then the road, which goes through Herbelon and return to the starting point.

Technical information

Sports pédestres, Itinéraire de randonnée pédestre

12 km

Trail type:

Elevation gain:
500 m

Daily duration:

Map references:
3236 OT et 3336 ET

Topographical references:
cartoguide Vercors Trièves

Difficult sections:
Before setting off, remember to book your boat crossing on La Mira. (The trip takes 30 minutes.)

Type of waymarkers:
Yellow markers ('PR', day hike route)

Practical information

Non accessible en fauteuil roulant
Free of charge

A noter

Bring clothing and equipment appropriate for your ability level and the weather conditions. Do not leave the marked paths.

Contact details & information

Office de Tourisme du Trièves

Getting here

  • 38650 Treffort

As you enter Monestier de Clermant, coming from Grenoble, turn left at the second roundabout towards Sinard-Treffort (D110). Continue onwards until you reach another roundabout, take the second exit and cross the the village of Sinard. Then follow the D110b towards Treffort. At the junction, pass Treffort on your left and follow signs for the watersports centre.

Opening times

From 01/04 to 31/10.
Subject to favorable weather.


Free access.


Information updated on 01/09/2022 by Isère Tourisme

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Monteynard Lake and footbridges

38650 Treffort

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