Hiking itinerary

The plain of Valbonnais

Starting from Valbonnais center, this beautiful loop hike will allow you to discover the built heritage of Valbonnais. The return will be along the "Canal des Moines"

Departure: Parking in the village center of Valbonnais

Departure from Valbonnais: from the car park in the center of the village, follow the direction "Siguret". Then turn left then left again to reach the sign “Roussillon”. Continue straight on towards the water.

Join the D526, cross it by turning left and then take the path to the right. Walk along the lake to the right to reach the sign "Pont des Verneys". Walk along the Bonne by the Chaffards dike to arrive at the "Pont des Fayettes".

Then turn right onto the D526 and follow the direction “La Roche”. Continue on the small road to the left until the sign "Sur les Veyres". Follow the path to the right which leads to Entraigues. At the end of this path at the sign "Sur le Moulin", you reach Entraigues.

Arriving at rue du Gargas (D117), take it to the right until reaching the school. After the enclosure next to the school, take the path on the left towards "Vet et Lac Gary", then a hundred meters further, at the sign "les Coteilles" turn left towards "Pont des Ayes". Cross the bridge then take a right into the meadow, climbing slightly to find a slope which leads to the sign "La Barrière". Turn left, follow the canal des Moines until the sign "Les Vignes de Leygat" then take on the right the track which returns to Valbonnais after a short climb.

Cross the old village, with its beautiful old houses nicely restored and with multiple basins, before returning to the starting point.

Technical information

Sports pédestres, Itinéraire de randonnée pédestre

12.7 km

Trail type:

Elevation gain:
220 m

Daily duration:
3h 45m

Map references:
TOP 25 IGN 3336 OT

Topographical references:
Carto-Guide La Matheysine

Difficult sections:
Vertiges notamment aux abords des crêtes. Attention par temps de brouillard, de pluie et de neige

Type of waymarkers:
Balisage jaune.

Practical information

Non accessible en fauteuil roulant
Pets allowed
Free of charge

Please note

Adaptez votre équipement en fonction de votre niveau et de la météo. Ne pas quitter les sentiers.

Contact details & information

Matheysine Tourisme

Getting here

  • 38740 Valbonnais

Depuis Grenoble prendre l'autoroute A48, sortie 8 : direction Gap Briançon Vizille Stations de l’Oisans puis la N85 par Vizille - Laffrey - La Mure puis prendre la D526 - Valbonnais

Opening times

All year round.
Subject to favorable weather.


Free access.


Information updated on 12/03/2022 by Matheysine Tourisme

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The plain of Valbonnais

38740 Valbonnais

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