Sénépi, as well as being the largest organised Alpine pasture in France, has one of the most beautiful views of Isère at its summit. This 5-hour hike is a brilliant day out and circles round in a nice loop.
Setting off from Les Signaraux, head towards Sert Leyçons on a small, wooded path that runs alongside the road. Pass by the ski lift, taking the track towards Clarafin. Keep going until you reach the Col du Senépi at the bottom of a beautiful valley. From there, take the path, first across, then straight ahead, and climb upwards through wide hairpins until you reach the summit. For the descent, head towards Grand Lau at the Col du Senépi, before returning to Les Signaraux, passing through Les Treizes Bises, Combe Noire, Arboretum, La Fila.
While in summer, the large pasture hosts over a thousand head of cattle, it also offers hikers an exceptional view at the point where the massifs of the Southern Dauphiné meet. From the lookout point, it looks as if you can reach out and touch Obiou, and Le Taillefer, Mont Aiguille and the Olan rise up in front of you… This grassy hike is very accessible.
- Type of client:
- Walkers/hikers, Niveau rouge - Difficile
- Type d'itinéraire :
- Dénivellation positive :
- 580 m
- Référence cartographique :
- Top 25 IGN 3336 OT La Mure Valbonnais
- Référence topoguides :
- Carto-Guide La Matheysine