L'Ecoutoux

Equipment : Sports pédestres, Itinéraire de randonnée pédestre

Round trip for good walkers, in the forest with some steep slopes but the game is worth the candle: at the top, the panorama is breathtaking.

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(1) Turn left above the square, follow the direction of the hamlet of BENS ("Sappey stable" indicated). (2) Walk along the Sagnes marsh, classified as a Sensitive Natural Area. Once past the houses, the path crosses the embankment on the left, after the basin. He joins her at the level of two houses then continues to climb in front of the second. We then arrive at the hamlet
de Bens, where the equestrian center is located. Go straight on to the Col de Bens, then take the path on the left "outeoux "(3). Go up To the top, enjoy the 360 ​​° view, with the view of Grenoble on one side and the Chartreuse massif on the other. Return by the same route.

To see / to do near the route:
• Petits Jardiniers (10 km from the start): cultivation of medicinal plants.
• Arcabas en Chartreuse Museum (13 km from the start): Church of St Hugues.
• Badiane Créations (14 km from the start): clothing creations.
• Musée de la Grande Chartreuse (15 km from the start): audio-guided tour.
All the information and other ideas for visits on chartreuse-tourisme.com/rsf

Information / security:
- it is advisable to adopt a few rules and follow a few tips to fully enjoy your walks and hikes in complete safety! Before leaving, follow our recommendations and advice on chartreuse-tourisme.com/conseils-rando-trail (or on request at the tourist offices).
- Note: the mountain guide is a specialist in mountain flora and fauna, off-trail hikes away from the crowds, local history, alpine and peasant traditions, etc. safely ! Call on them! Detailed list on chartreuse-tourisme.com/accomp (or in tourist offices).
- You hike under your sole responsibility. Chartreuse Tourisme and the tourist offices cannot be held responsible for the proposed itineraries.

Useful numbers :
- Weather forecast (must be consulted before your departure): 3250 or www.meteo.fr
- Mountain rescue: 112


Rates

Free of charge.

Opening periods

From 01/05 to 30/11.

Equipments and characteristics

  • Pets allowed
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Access

Accès en transport en commun (depuis Grenoble) : bus ligne 62, arrêt " Le Sappey-en-Chartreuse, place"

  • Latitude: 45.260102
  • longitude: 5.777573

Environnement

  • Arrêt de transport en commun à moins de 500 m
  • Arrêt de bus à moins de 500 m

Track characteristics

Distance:
8 km
Positive level difference:
410 m
Daily duration:
2h 30min
Level:
Level bue - Medium
Type:
Round-trip