From Fontanil to Mont-Saint-Martin

Equipment : Pedestrian sports, Hiking itinerary

There are some villages that one does not visit by chance. Mont-Saint-Martin is one of them. With its dead-end look, this small end of the world of Chartreuse, perched at an altitude of 740 meters, is to be discovered for a new escape to share.

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In front of the Fontanil town hall, on the Chartreuse side, from the signpost Le Fontanil-Cornillon (alt. 220 m), take the path going up towards La Giraudière. It is a yellow signpost that you follow, and even if the marks are rare,
the itinerary is easy to follow. It is thus without difficulty of orientation that you arrive at Giraudière (alt. 350 m). Continue to the left in the direction of Mont-Saint-Martin, noted at 2,3 km. You rise thus of 400 m while passing
in front of the source of the Bonnard, to reach, in Mont-Saint-Martin, the road of Fochaire (alt. 740 m). Continue straight on the asphalt to reach the town hall and the church of Mont-Saint-Martin. The return is done by the same way.
You can also extend your hike by the route of La Côte Charvet. You will then add 300 m of difference in altitude to the 550 already done, and 6.4 km of distance. (Cf topo " La côte Charvet, un belvédère fabuleux").

Point of interest:
- The village of Mont-Saint-Martin
- The church of Mont-Saint-Martin
- The source of the Bonnard


Free access.

Opening periods

All year round.

Equipments and characteristics

  • Pets allowed


PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: line 63 (Flexo), stop le Fontanil Mairie
PARKING : just before the Fontanil town hall on the left

  • Latitude: 45.248644
  • longitude: 5.666305


  • Mountain location
  • Close to a public transportation
  • Forest location

Track characteristics

6 km
Positive level difference:
550 m
Daily duration:
4h 35min
Level bue - Medium