The 5 best snowshoe hikes in the Vercors

Want to discover some wonderful winter scenery? Let yourself be tempted by one of our selection of snowshoe hikes in the Vercors!

In the heart of the Alps, between Isère and Drôme, close to Valence and Grenoble, the Vercors is a place of discovery and adventure. This unspoilt natural area will delight snowshoeing, hiking, outdoor activities and gastronomy enthusiasts. In winter, the Vercors is full of surprises: skiing, snowboarding, breathtaking scenery, snow-covered forests and snowshoe trekking. There’s no reason to get bored during your stay!

For hiking and adventure enthusiasts, we’ve selected the 5 best snowshoe hikes in the Vercors. Sunday walkers, seasoned hikers, family outings: there’s something for everyone! Are you ready for a new adventure in the Alps?

Snowshoeing in the Vercors: Grand Veymont

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  • Duration: 6 hours 09
  • 🏔️ Vertical rise: 1103 metres
  • 🥾 Difficulty level: expert
  • 💙 We love: the view from Grand Veymont, the highest massif in the Vercors region
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This 13-kilometer loop is ideal for snowshoeing in winter. It’s very popular with cross-country skiers and hikers: you’ll never be alone on the road! For lovers of nature and space, the trail leads to the Grand Veymont, the highest massif in the Vercors. The perfect place to picnic and relax, with a view of breathtaking scenery.

Please note: this itinerary is for experienced hikers only. It is not suitable for Sunday walkers. And don’t set off alone. Better safe than sorry! For snowshoeing and hiking enthusiasts, this trail in the heart of the Vercors Regional Park is an incredible experience. Ready to take in the breathtaking views of the Vercors plateau and the Gresse valley from the Grand Veymont? Don’t wait any longer: set off on your adventure!

Tour of the Gresse-en-Vercors plateau

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  • Duration: 1 hour 25 minutes
  • 🏔️ Vertical rise: 162 metres
  • 🥾 Level of difficulty: easy
  • 💙 We like: the view of the Pierre Blanche summit
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This 4.8-kilometer loop is perfect for Sunday walkers or for a family snowshoe hike in the Vercors. Popular for hiking and snowshoeing, it’s the perfect opportunity to meet other hikers in search of peace and nature. You’ll mainly come across families.

Although the trail is relatively straightforward, it’s still a great way to enjoy the magnificent Vercors countryside. Views of the Pierre Blanche summit to the west and the Baconnet rock to the east. Looking for a moment of relaxation? Try our trail around the Gresse en Vercors plateau!

Vercors snowshoe hikes: tour of the Gagère plateau

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  • Duration: 2 hours 31
  • 🏔️ Vertical rise: 307 metres
  • 🥾 Level of difficulty: moderate
  • 💙 We love: horses and chamois on the trail
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Fancy a snowshoe hike in the Vercors to discover the mountain dwellers? This 8.2-kilometer loop is ideal for animal lovers! This hike on the Font d’Urle mountain pasture passes through Porte d’Urle. The lucky ones may come across horses and chamois.

This trail is suitable for weekly and solo walkers. You’ll meet very few people on this path, apart from the natural inhabitants of the plateau. The route offers splendid views of the Vercors, its vegetation and the mountain pastures. For a totally unplugged, relatively simple snowshoe hike, it’s ideal!

Please note, however, that dogs are strictly forbidden from June 1 to October 30 inclusive.

Snowshoeing in the Vercors: tour of the Font d’Urle mountain pasture

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  • Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes
  • 🏔️ Vertical rise: 245 metres
  • 🥾 Level of difficulty: moderate
  • 💙 We love: the view from Porte d’Urle of the wonders of the Vercors region.
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This popular 8.9 km route is ideal for snowshoeing through the Vercors. Relatively straightforward, you’ll come across other walkers along the way. On this trail, you’ll circumnavigate the Urle mountain pasture, until you reach the Porte d’Urle. This is an incredible view of the Vercors. You can contemplate the Saint-Julien-en-Quint valley, the tête de la Gagère, the Vercors high plateaux, the Lente forest and the Ambel plateau. In other words, set off to contemplate the wonders of the Vercors!

Would you like to go snowshoeing in the Vercors with friends or as a couple? Looking for fresh air and space? This itinerary will delight you! For the perfect snowshoeing afternoon, pack a picnic lunch. La Porte d’Urle is an ideal place to stop for a meal.

Snowshoeing in the Vercors: La Molière plateau

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  • Duration: 3 hours 35
  • 🏔️ Vertical rise: 472 metres
  • 🥾 Level of difficulty: moderate
  • 💙 We love: the panoramic view of the Belledonne massif from La Chartreuse
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Take off on a snowshoe hike with this loop itinerary starting from Lans-en-Vercors! This family-friendly walk is the perfect opportunity to discover the La Molière mountain pasture, an emblematic site in the Vercors. A popular trail for snowshoeing in the Vercors, it’s the perfect way to meet new people along the way. Who knows: you might even make friends with some of the regular walkers?

The Molière plateau offers magnificent panoramic views of the Vercors. Along the way, you’ll pass through the gîte de l’alpage de la Molière. For a weekend of snowshoeing and relaxation, enjoy a night in the heart of this natural site, at an altitude of 1,600 metres! It’s also the perfect opportunity to enjoy a gourmet meal along the way.

Fancy a weekend of snowshoeing and raclette? Go hiking on this magnificent trail: panoramic views of the Belledonne massif guaranteed!

How about a snowshoe hike in the Vercors? Don’t wait any longer! Our selection of hikes invites you to embark on an adventure in the heart of this famous mountain range. A snowshoe hike is the perfect way to enjoy the region’s snow-covered mountain landscapes.

For the perfect snowshoeing weekend, the Vercors is an ideal destination: its many trails and itineraries will delight Sunday walkers and families alike! It’s also the perfect opportunity to discover the famous Vercors gastronomy for a few days. Ready to escape to the heart of the French Alps?

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