La Cuche between freshness and sun

Equipment : Pedestrian sports, Hiking itinerary

To go around the Cuche at the extreme north of the Vercors, is to survey between adret and ubac, between the waters of the Voroise and the summit meadows, all the facets of a summit. And even if the slopes can be steep, the pleasure is there.

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From the place du Perron (alt. 230 m), go up the "rue de la Gibertière" in the direction of Emporey following the yellow markings. After about 200 m, turn left to take a path that reaches the Voroise stream,
where you cross the right bank to continue your ascent, the stream on your right. After a slightly steep uphill section where you pass a beautiful waterfall, you reach an intersection where you turn right, going down slightly.
downhill slightly. The trail goes on a roller coaster ride, moving away from and towards the river, until you reach Fond Chaude (alt. 430 m). La Cuche is signposted at 2.8 km. Here you leave the Voroise stream,
to start a long sustained ascent of 400 m of difference in level. Still climbing, you arrive at Foraize (alt. 820 m) (attention: there are missing blades), where you continue straight on towards La Cuche by a less steep path.
The path joins a large carriageable track at the reservoir (alt. 860 m), and you continue the ascent on your left by a track surrounded by meadows, and a superb view on the Grenoble agglomeration. Continue
on the main track until you reach the sign La Cuche (alt. 930 m). Then turn left on the small path towards Veurey-la-Rive, without entering the private property. You will then quickly start your
You then quickly start your descent by a long series of laces which makes you join the road 730 m further down, at the level of La Bournay (alt. 190 m). On the road, turn left, and, staying on the asphalt, with the forest still on your left, reach Les
Cordées, just before the entrance sign of Veurey-Voroise. Take the track on the left towards Les Jayères, at the next fork turn left again, and when you reach the road, continue straight ahead towards the town hall, to
to join your starting point.

Points of interest:
- The village of Veurey-Voroise
- The stream of Voroise
- The waterfall
- The view of the Cuche
- The meadows


Free access.

Opening periods

All year round.

Equipments and characteristics

  • Pets allowed


Bis bus Flexo 51 Stop Mairie Veurey-Voroize (from there, walk to
the place du Perron)
PARKING : place du Perron in Veurey-Voroise

  • Latitude: 45.271839
  • longitude: 5.614014


  • Close to a public transportation

Track characteristics

10 km
Positive level difference:
780 m
Daily duration:
4h 40min
Level red – hard