Chartreuse massif


The Chartreuse massif will bewitch you. You will be back.

Between 200 and 2082 metres in altitude, the Chartreuse massif lies in the gateway to Chambery, Grenoble and Voiron. Because of its natural and cultural heritage it has been classified as a national park. From the highest summits to the valleys, the area offers a variety of activities to practice either individually or with the help of a professional. Thus depending on the season the activities are on snow, the earth, in the water or in the air.


- The life of the Chartreuse monks in the Museum of the Grande Chartreuse

- The taste of local products

- The liquor Chartreuse in the Chartreuse cellars

- The Savoir-faire Route and cultural sites

- The panoramic view from the St-Eynard fortress

- The sensitive natural sites (Marais des Sagnes, Col du Coq…)

Staying close by departure points

Hotels, Bed and Breakfasts, Camping…

La Chartreuse, a mountain of trails!

Since its inception, the Regional Natural Park of Chartreuse has supported the Grand Duc trail which will celebrate its 24th edition in 2013. It has a strong policy towards trails which it encourages and accompanies the practice notably through the Chartreuse trophy and in its eco-friendly approach.

It is at the origin, with the company Raidlight®, of the trail station concept offering services in the discovery and training for trail running.


- A potential 1300km of marked and maintained hiking trails

- A trophy combining 11 trails (Chartreuse trophy): PDF

- Chartreuse trail station with a home base and free testing of trail gear and clothing.

- Training and discovery and preparation trail workshops with Cartusiana, the Chartreuse mountain office.

04 76 533 565 – -


The Chartreuse massif is made up of limestone mid-mountains that are steep and slippery. You need to particularly pay attention whilst hiking or running.

Mountain safety #1, #2 and #3 (PDFs)


The Chartreuse Park accompanies trail organisers to combine an active discovery of the terrain and the conservation of its natural environments. It works with the organisers on the definition of the courses, the marking, logistics and recommendations to be included in the race regulations and during the briefing before the start. It also encourages the development of local products by providing them at the refreshment posts and arrival meals.

The commitment of the organisers also leads to the commitment of the participants: to conserve the environment in which we are during our training and events, stay on the trails and be discreet.

Do not cut corners and do not cross forestry and pasture areas.