The Sunstone and the balcony of the Drac

Equipment : Pedestrian sports, Hiking itinerary

Between Vercors and Taillefer, on the banks of the Drac, this hike without particular difficulty
This hike, without any particular difficulty, makes you perceive the great diversity of Saint-Georges-de-Commiers. Forest, built heritage and viewpoints guide your steps.

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From the Tour (alt. 400 m), take the "montée du Moulin" by the small road in the direction of Lachal, following the yellow signs. Do not follow the itinerary indicated by orange signs, but continue to climb on the road
which continues on a stony track. At the intersection with La Gardette (alt. 480 m), go straight on towards Les Chauvets, noted at 600 m. Keep going up until you reach the asphalt, and continue on the road to pass the Chauvets sign (alt. 550 m), and continue straight towards Les Beaumes. You will soon come to the orange signs, Rocher bleu. Take the path on the right towards La Pierre du soleil. At the intersection of Les Beaumes, turn right in the direction of the church of Saint-Pierre (Warning: different directional signs, and rather approximate altitudes). You pass by the Pierre du soleil and its orientation table, then arrive at the crow's foot of La Source (alt. 570 m). Take the path that leaves at level towards Les Chabouds. After a small ascent, the path goes downwards. At the Planet, continue your descent. The path becomes a street and leads your steps to the departmental road. You are at Les Chabouds (alt. 470 m). Cross the road to continue in the direction of the church of Saint-Pierre. You go down until you arrive over the railway of La Mure. Turn to the right with the rails on your left. Cross an area of forestry activity selling firewood to arrive at La Dray (alt. 425 m). Turn left towards La Gare and cross a bridge over the railroad. Immediately after the bridge, turn right, and continue downhill. As you begin to see the Drac on your left, the trail widens and rises a bit to reach a new bridge over the railroad. Take it, and after the first house, fork left with a field on your right. Continue straight on between the allotments, to get back to the village of Saint-Georges-de-Commiers. You just have to go up the road before the first soccer field, to join the Tower by the "montée de Saint-Georges", and the "traverse des Jardins". You are back to your starting point.

Points of interest :
- The tower
- The Romanesque church
- The stone of the sun
- The Drac
- The railroad


Free of charge.

Opening periods

All year round.

Equipments and characteristics

  • Pets allowed


Access by public transport : Transière 4110 - Stop : La Tour
Parking : At the town hall (parking des Combettes : attention, market on Wednesday)

  • Latitude: 45.038273
  • longitude: 5.701362


  • In the country
  • Riverside
  • Close to pleasure port
  • Village centre

Track characteristics

5 km
Positive level difference:
300 m
Daily duration:
2h 20min
Level bue - Medium, For beginners / novice

See also