From Gières to the Gourlu pass

Equipment : Pedestrian sports, Hiking itinerary

We propose to the hikers during this hike to join the heights of Gières, above the fort of Murier and to discover very beautiful points of view on the three massifs as well as on the valley of Isere.

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From the Place de la République, cross the Grande Rue to take the Rue Victor Hugo, in the direction of the Parc Michal. Pass in front of the Town Hall and join the Cours des Taillandiers. The start of the path is at the intersection of rue du repos and avenue Henri Duhamel. The path passes near the reservoirs, then rises quickly on the northern shoulder of the Murier hill. 200 m higher, the path falls on the access road to the Murier, next to the fort. Go towards the village, then follow the direction of Villeneuve d'Uriage. Shortly after, the path in balcony overhangs the deep combre of Gières. After 500m, at the level of Combettes, turn right in the direction of the Gourlu pass, then turn right towards the high batteries. The path goes along the buildings which contained the artillery pieces. Just before, hikers can climb to the top of the hill: best viewpoint of the walk. 1 km further on, after a big 180° turn, join and cross the D112 and go towards the hamlet of Bigot. Cross the village then turn right in the direction of Collodes, 1 km further on. Take the road to reach Le Murier. At the crossroads, before taking the same itinerary as the one you took on the way up to Gières.


Free access.

Opening periods

All year round.

Equipments and characteristics

  • Pets allowed


BUS ACCESS : line 14 stop "Place de la République" or Tram B stop "Gare Université".

  • Latitude: 45.182107
  • longitude: 5.792512


  • Mountain location
  • Close to a public transportation
  • Forest location
  • Village 2 km away

Track characteristics

7 km
Positive level difference:
410 m
Daily duration:
3h 15min
Level bue - Medium