La Tour-Sans-Venin

Equipment : Pedestrian sports, Hiking itinerary

This walk in the hillsides of the Vercors massif will make you cross woods with varied species alternating with meadows offering beautiful panoramas on the Chartreuse and Belledonne.

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From Karl-Marx Park, take the steep path that climbs behind the tennis courts towards Les Vouillants. Drive to the crossroads and take a right onto a road to Les Vouillants. At Les Vouillants, turn right on a path towards the Tour Sans Venin. The path crosses a meadow and approaches the cliffs (be careful!). The path goes back into the forest, crosses different forest roads. Keep the direction of the Tour Sans Venin. Join a road at the level of the ball-trap. Continue straight ahead on a good gravel path towards the ruins of the Froussard farm; join it after 650 m. Continue straight ahead, in the forest, towards the Tour Sans Venin and Pariset. Pass at La Croisée. The path leads to pastures at the level of ruins. At the Sabot, the path turns to the right and then leads to a road at the level of the Saracens caves to join the D 106 (post "Pariset"). Possibility to go up to the Tour Sans Venin [ruins, orientation table, panorama extended to the Mont Blanc on a clear day] (20 min round trip; not marked). Go down along the D 106 (be careful !) for 400 m towards Seyssinet Village (GR ® 9). Turn left on a path that goes down. Pass Bel Air and continue the descent to Les Arcelles. Possibility to enter the desert of Jean-Jacques Rousseau and to join the itinerary described at Pré Faure. Go ahead until the entrance of the Jean-Jacques Rousseau desert. In front of the large wooden doors, turn right to continue along the parking lot. At the post "J.-J. Rousseau", take the path on the left until Pré Faure. Follow a gravel path towards the Karl-Marx park. The path runs along meadows and becomes paved at the Raymond farm. Turn right on the road that goes down towards the Karl-Marx park. At Les Vouillants, by the same route as the outward journey, join the starting point.

Adaptez votre équipement en fonction de votre niveau et de la météo. Ne pas quitter les sentiers.


Free access.

Opening periods

All year round.

Subject to favorable weather.

Equipments and characteristics

  • Pets allowed


ACCÈS BUS : DÉPART : terminus tram A arrêt ”La Poya” ARRIVÉE : bus 20 arrêt ”Karl Marx”

  • Latitude: 45.184978
  • longitude: 5.688266


  • Mountain location

Track characteristics

11 km
Positive level difference:
440 m
Daily duration:
4h 30min
Orange level - quite hard