Gresivaudan valley

Description

Located in Isère, in the heart of the Rhone-Alpes region, the Gresivaudan is a broad valley between Grenoble and Chambery surrounded by the Chartreuse and Belledonne. Local authorities of the Gresivaudan, supported by its 47 communes, contribute to the growth and development of the valley.

Walking and hiking in the valley

A network of over 900km of hiking paths is recorded with the Departmental Plan of Walks and Excursion Routes (PDIPR) that was created by local authorities of the Gresivaudan (www.le-gresivaudan.fr). It provides access to a wide variety of landscapes: from agricultural plains of the Isere through the hills and forests to the pastures and peaks of the Chartreuse and Belledonne.

To enable as many as possible to enjoy these trails, local authorities published and distribute a hiking trail map. It provides:

  • The 900km of marked trails (detailed map)
  • More than 95 commented itineraries on the beautiful mountain courses.
    • Half of these itineraries are family walks (30min to 2h walks),
    • Others are short hikes (2h to 3h30 of hiking),
    • Or longer hikes (more than 4h of hiking).

The trail map contains all kinds of practical information for your outings: departure points, length, elevation gain loops, contact information. To help you wholly enjoy each walk, it also contains fauna, flora and landscape descriptions. This trail map is available in all tourism offices, bookshops and newsagents in the region and also on the Cartoguide website.

Please note: There is a network of Estibus shuttles that provides access to the different activities sites. Visit www.transportsdugresivaudan.fr

 

The Gresivaudan valley is also:

  • 3 stations with ski-lifts open during summertime: Chamrousse, Collet d’Allevard, and 7 Laux;
  • 1 funicular at St. Hilaire du Touvet which has the steepest slope in Europe at 83%;
  • 2 thermal resorts: Allevard les Bains and Uriage les Bains;
  • 4 SNCF train stations: Lancey, Brignoud, Goncelin and Pontcharra.

Les offices de tourisme du territoire

Pays d’Allevard

Place de la résistance | 38 580 Allevard

tél. : 04 76 45 10 11 | www.allevard-les-bains.com

Chamrousse

42, place de Belledonne | 38 410 Chamrousse

tél. : 04 76 89 92 65 | www.chamrousse.com

Grésivaudan

21, rue Laurent Gayet | 38 530 Pontcharra

tél. : 04 76 97 68 08 | www.gresivaudan-tourisme.com

Uriage

5, avenue des thermes | 38 410 Uriage

tél. : 04 76 89 10 27 | www.uriage-les-bains.com

Plateau des Petites Roches

102, route des 3 villages | 38 660 Saint-Hilaire-du-Touvet

tél. : 04 76 08 33 99 | www.chartreuse-tourisme.com

Sept Laux

Les cortillets – Les Sept Laux Prapoutel | 38 190 Les Adrets

tél. : 04 76 08 17 86 | www.les7laux.com

Syndicat d’initiative Revel Porte de Belledonne

Mairie | 38420 Revel

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Vue Sud

Vue Nord