Family hike - Around Combe Chaude

Equipment : Pedestrian sports, Hiking itinerary

Family walk around Combe Chaude, lasting 3 hours, this loop marked in yellow allows you to discover some of the riches of the Vercors foothills as well as beautiful views of the Chartreuse massif.

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The departure takes place at the Château de Sassenage. The signs will show you the direction of Engenières and Noyarey. Along the way, don't forget to admire the magnificent anticline, this folding of rocks that characterizes the heights of Sassenage.
In the hamlet of Plaacing, you will notice very old houses dating from the 15th century. After Les Engenières, you pass near a wetland. The climb begins in the last meadows that were once planted with vines. The path now winds through the woods for 1 km before reaching the Gingeolles belvedere where a landscape reading table sits on the theme of geology. It should be noted that the latter has just been restored.
A few hundred meters later, you arrive at Le Cruy.
Looking up, admire the Urgonnien limestone cliffs, dominated by the Sure, culminating at 1643m. Always continue in the direction of Noyarey. After a short descent, you arrive at La Carrières. Then go up on your left in the direction of the south to join the batteries, after a hard climb in a small "chimney". This is the highest point of the walk with its 440m and a beautiful viewpoint over the Voreppe cluse.
The path takes you further to the shooting range. Then continue in the direction of Pont Charvet and go to the cement factory. Cross the RD531 at this point, then join Rivoire de la Dame until the place "Beaurevoir". Then take the coastal path, until the sign "les cuves" then Sassenage Village.
You will then have no trouble completing this pretty loop by going along the Furon to finish.
Stages of the circuit:
Château de Sassenage / Château de Sassenage 205m / Le Hameau du Château / Les Engenières / Belvédère des Gingeoles / Le Cruy / La Carrière / Les Batteries / Le Cruy / La Cimenterie / Beaurevoir / Sassenage Village / Château de Sassenage 205m / Château de Sassenage


Free of charge.

Opening periods

All year round.

Subject to favorable weather.

Equipments and characteristics

  • Pets refused


BUS ACCESS : line 20 / 50 / 54 stop "Sassenage Château

  • Latitude: 45.211049
  • longitude: 5.660691


  • Forest location
  • Mountain view

Track characteristics

8 km
Positive level difference:
320 m
Daily duration:

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