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GR91: crossing of Vercors via Villard/Corrençon

Want to enjoy a unique experience in Vercors? Hikers, trail runners and lovers of preserved and wild and wide open spaces, set off on the great crossing of Vercors via the GR-91! A stunning adventure to be experienced and shared, immersing yourself in the magnificent landscapes of Vercors. The perfect way to disconnect from the world for a while and reconnect with these incredible landscapes and unforgettable sensations.

What is the GR-91?

The north-south crossing of Vercors, via the GR-91 is a great classic among hiking enthusiasts. On the programme: discover the plants and wildlife and the huge open spaces characteristic of Vercors, and cross the Hauts Plateaux Nature Reserve. Escape from it all thanks to the range of different environments offered up by nature: plateaus, forests, mountain passes and Alpine pastures. An experience to be enjoyed alone or guided, allowing you to take the time to breathe in the fresh air of our region.

The route is split into two sections:

  • From Saint-Nizier-du-Moucherotte to Corrençon-en-Vercors (27 km – 3 days)
  • From Corrençon-en-Vercors to Châtillon-en-Diois (53 km – 3 days minimum)

From Saint-Nizier-du-Moucherotte to Corrençon-en-Vercors

27 km - 3 days

This first section, setting off from the village of Saint-Nizier-du-Moucherotte will very quickly lead you to the heights as you reach the Moucherotte. You’ll also be able to enjoy a beautiful panorama over Grenoble and the mountain ranges that span as far as the eye can see. The route continues to Corrençon-en-Vercors, passing through Lans en Vercors and Villard-de-Lans, along the famous Gobert trail.

From Corrençon-en-Vercors to Châtillon-en-Diois

53 km - 3 days minimum

Corrençon-en-Vercors is the gateway to the Vercors Hauts Plateaux Nature Reserve. Very quickly, you’ll discover the wilder side of these wide open spaces in our region, which extend over more than 17,000 hectares. Change of scenery guaranteed.

A few kilometres after leaving the village of Corrençon-en-Vercors, you’ll cross the 45th paralell (parallel line located halfway between the poles and the equator), marked by a bronze monument.

On your way, you can’t miss the Grand Veymont and Mont Aiguille, the two unmissable sights of Vercors.

FAQ

  • When to go ? 🗓️

    This route can be accessed from the pleasant days of spring onwards. However, the mountain passes may still be covered by snow. The route is busiest between 15 July to 15 August. It can be difficult to find accomodation during this period. From September/October, the pleasant days of the end of summer are perfect for discovering the Hauts Plateaux under a beautiful light.

  • Which routes? ➡️

    To access the wide open spaces of the Hauts Plateaux more quickly and make the most of the Nature Reserve, you can set off directly from Corrençon.
    If you want to take advantage of a beautiful view over Grenoble, take the first section of the GTV (Vercors Long-Distance Crossing).

  • Where to sleep ? 💤

    On the first part of the crossing (Saint-Nizier-du-Moucherotte to Corrençon-en-Vercors), you can sleep in the guarded lodges and village accomodation on offer (Lans en Vercors, Villard-de-Lans and Corrençon-en-Vercors). You can also camp on this section.

    On the second part of the crossing (Corrençon-en-Vercors to Châtillon en Diois), you’ll discover total freedom, with the option to settle down for the night in the plateau’s unguarded huts. You can also pitch your tent to camp for the night; please respect our camping instructions.

    Find the list of unguarded huts here: https://montourenvercors.com/organisez-votre-sejour/cabanes-et-sources/

  • Are there any water points? 💧

    Water is a very scarce resource in Vercors. Before setting off on the crossing, make sure to bring enough water. Various springs, even when indicated on the maps, are in fact dried up. List of water points and their flow: https://www.parc-du-vercors.fr/info-sources

  • What to do about the patous (sheepdogs)? 🐕

    You may encounter sheepdogs on your hike. They are there to protect their herds from any external attack. Stay calm and follow these recommended actions: signal your arrival, keep a safe distance, face up to the dog and do not appear aggressive nor attempt to run away.

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