From Prémol to Luitel

Equipment : Pedestrian sports, Hiking itinerary

Between the history of the Luitel peat bog born during the last ice age, and that of the Prémol nuns, who settled in this corner of the Belledonne in 1234, this easy itinerary invites you to travel back in time.

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From the Prémol parking lot (alt. 1080 m), take the small road closed to traffic that goes south and passes in front of the old Chartreuse de Prémol. Continue on the asphalt passing by the forest house in the direction of the Fontaine du Mulet at 1.4 km, and the Luitel lake at 2.43 km. After a small lake on your left, you reach a fork where you take a right to attack a steeper climb. You follow the yellow markings. You quickly find a new small forest road that you take on the right. After 350 m, you arrive at the intersection of La Fontaine du Mulet (alt. 1 105 m). Take a wide track on the left, always in the direction of
direction of the Luitel lake. Go straight up on the main trail, and when it makes a right turn, continue straight ahead. You pass under small rocky bars and, after a last climb, arrive at the entrance to the Luitel nature reserve, at the
Luitel nature reserve, at the outlet of Lake Luitel (alt. 1,270 m). Cross the small footbridge over the outlet (the stream that leaves the lake), and turn left towards the Chartreuse de Prémol. Go down straight ahead
to reach the Chamrousse road, which you cross once to continue on the opposite side of the road, then a second time, where you just have to follow it for a few dozen meters, to reach the Prémol parking on your left.

Points of interest:
- The old Chartreuse de Prémol
- The brook of Prémol
- The forest house of Prémol
- The mountain pastures
- The forest atmosphere
- The lake Luitel and the natural reserve
of the Luite

Départ : Parking Réserve Naturelle du Luitel
Les chiens sont acceptés sur le sentier mais pas dans la Réserve Naturelle du Luitel
Balisage jaune


Free of charge

Opening periods

Throughout the year : open daily.

Equipments and characteristics

  • Pets refused


PARKING : on the right of the D111 in the direction of Chamrousse on the Prémol parking lot.

  • Latitude: 45.086884
  • longitude: 5.847565


  • In a nature reserve
  • Mountain location
  • Waterside

Track characteristics

4 km
Positive level difference:
200 m
Daily duration:
1h 35min
Level green – easy

Good deal

Au mois de juillet et août des visites guidées de la Réserve Naturelle du Luitel sont organisées. Informations en saison 04 76 86 39 76

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