About the Hiking in the Vercors Nature Park trip

About the trip in Vercors

Your self-guided Vercors walking holiday: A walking tour exploring the biggest National Park in France. The Vercors is a mountain fortress wedged in between the Alps and Provence; a large limestone plateau carved out by rivers offering amazing diverse and wild scenery with deep gorges, white limestone, vertical cliffs & wide lush valleys. Soak up the authentic mountain village ambiance and savour the delicious local cheese & wine. A wonderful walking holiday in the pre-Alps, ideal for experienced walkers who wish to explore and enjoy a secret corner of France.

Highlights of the trip

  • Experience the mountain village ambiance in the heart of the Vercors National Park
  • Beautiful nature and untamed wilderness
  • Pristine pre-alpine landscapes with fantastic views
  • Walks on a limestone plateau across valleys & forests
  • A reprieve from the summer heat
  • Sample delicious specialities from the Vercors: trout, ravioles & cheese
  • Mingle with locals in the markets




    Go Private or go guided ! Customize your holidays with a local specialist here 

  • From 820€ /pers
    • Self-guided
    • Walking
    • Moderate
      • 7 days
      • From May to October
      • Comfort

Hiking in the Vercors Nature Park : Day by Day

Day 1 - Arrival in Lans en Vercors

great hikes in the alps in the vercors national park

  • You arrive on your own in Lans en Vercors, in the heart of the Vercors plateau
  • Night in Lans en Vercors.

  • Access :
    . Regular train lines Paris-Valence-Marseille>Grenoble + bus from Grenoble to Lans en Vercors +T65 Regular bus lines from Grenoble > Lans en Vercors  ( 50 min ride)
    . You can also fly to Lyon and then take the 1h30 train or bus ride to Grenoble.
    . We can also arrange a private taxi transfer with supplement => upon request.

Day 2 - The "Bruyant" gorges

wild mountain trek in the vercors national park in the alps

  • Walk - Lans en Vercors > Gorges Bruyant > Lans en Vercors
    4h - 12km / 7.4 miles - Ascent: +390 m / Descent: -390 m
  • You head north along the valley of Lans en Vercors, following the Bruyant river up to a vast plateau from where you’ll have stunning views over the Furon gorges, you won’t find a better picnic place! You might see some wild orchids. The site is protected and shelters a very particular fauna and flora. In the afternoon relax by the pool at your hotel.
  • Night in Lans en Vercors.
  • MEALS included:  Breakfast 

  • Small market on Tuesday  & Saturday morning in Lans en Vercors

Day 3 - From Lans to Villard

self guided tour on the best walking trails in the vercors national park in the alps

  • Walk - Lans en Vercors > Villard de Lans
    4h20 - 13km / 8 miles - Ascent: +600 m / Descent: -600 m
  • A superb panoramic trail with a section of the Gobert path offering a magnificent view of the surrounding area. The small town nestles at the bottom of a wide valley dominated in the east by the jagged peaks of Roc Cornafion, Gerbier and the Grande Moucherolle.
  • Night in Villard de Lans
    MEALS included: Breakfast

  • Market on Friday morning in Villard de Lans

Day 4 - The "Col vert" pass

great hiking trip in the wild vercors national park in the alps

  • Walk - Villard de Lans > Le Col Vert > Villard de Lans
    . Short option : 4 hours - 13km / 8 miles - Ascent: +600 m / Descent: -600 m
    . Long option : 5 hours - 15km / 9.3 miles - Ascent: +900 m / Descent: -900 m
  • A path leads you over the village through hamlets, open fields, pine forests and meadows, with stunning views of the surrounding valley below. A final effort takes you to the Green Pass, with its bench fixed to the rock, where you can enjoy a well-deserved break in front of an impressive panorama - the entire range of the Alps - jagged summits rising to the sky and dotted with glaciers. Now you are ready for the descent through the meadows and past mountain huts, dreaming of the fondue dinner that you can enjoy this evening in the village.
  • Night in Villard de Lans.
  • MEALS included:  Breakfast 

Day 5 - The "Herbouilly" plateau

best self guided walking trip in the alps

  • Walk - Villard de Lans > Herbouilly > Saint Martin en Vercors
    . 5 hours - 16km / 9.9 miles - Ascent: +550 m / Descent: -850 m
    . Warning: this route is not recommended for people prone to vertigo
  • You take a path through dense forest, among a maze of trails, rocks, spruces, firs & beeches. You reach Herbouilly with its ruins that served as a refuge for the resistance movement fighters during the Second World War. You leave the plateau and go down to Saint-Martin and then transfer to the Chapelle en Vercors.
  • Night in La Chapelle en Vercors.
  • MEALS included: Breakfast

  • Market on Thursday morning all year round & Saturday morning from June>Sept in Chapelle en Vercors

Day 6 - Belvedere of Revoulat

self guided hiking trip on the best walking trails in the vercors national park in the alps

  • Walk - Chapelle en Vercors > Belvedere de Revoulat > Chapelle en Vercors
    5h30  - 17km / 1.05 miles - Ascent: +700 m / Descent: -700 m
  • Today’s hike leads you through the woods to a viewpoint on the edge of the vertiginous cliffs of the Grands Goulets. You might spot mountain goats before returning via the hamlet of Les Revoux back to the village.
  • Night in La Chapelle en Vercors. 
  • MEALS included: Breakfast 

Day 7 - End of the trip in Die

best hiking in the vercors national park

  • After breakfast, transfer to Villard de Lans (or to DIE with supplement). End of tour.
    Don't miss the great local market on Wednesday & Saturday !
  • Return :
    . We can arrange a taxi for you (upon request) directly to Grenoble or to Die from where you can catch a 1h train to Valence and then a TGV train to Paris, Lyon or Marseille

  • From 820€ /pers
    • Self-guided
    • Walking
    • Moderate
      • 7 days
      • From May to October
      • Comfort

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    • 7 days
    • Walking
    • Moderate
    • Self-guided
      • From May to October
  •   Accommodation choice :
      • Comfort

Highlights of the trip

  • Experience the mountain village ambiance in the heart of the Vercors National Park
  • Beautiful nature and untamed wilderness
  • Pristine pre-alpine landscapes with fantastic views
  • Walks on a limestone plateau across valleys & forests
  • A reprieve from the summer heat
  • Sample delicious specialities from the Vercors: trout, ravioles & cheese
  • Mingle with locals in the markets




    Go Private or go guided ! Customize your holidays with a local specialist here 

    • 7 days
    • Walking
    • Moderate
    • Self-guided
      • From May to October
  •   Accommodation choice :
      • Comfort

Highlights of the trip

  • Hiking between the Alps & Provence, from alpine to wine country
  • Soaking up the mountain village ambiance
  • Tasting local trout and a glass of Clairette de Die
  • Pristine pre-alpine landscapes and abundant wildlife
  • The Grand Veymont famous summit of the Vercors mountains & the Archiane Cirque




    Go Private or go guided ! Customize your holidays with a local specialist here 

Hiking in the Vercors Nature Park
      • France - Vercors
      • 2 adults (2x820€)
      • 0 children (0x0€)
    • 7 days
    • Comfort
Total 1640 €
Deposit 540 €
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