Eco-friendly mountain getaway


Do you feel the need to disconnect, to go back to basics? The mountains and their ancient serenity are calling you. You’ve come to the right place for an eco-friendly mountain getaway.

We offer immersive, authentic experiences that respect the environment and people in the majestic mountains of Belledonne, Chartreuse, Vercors and Oisans. Alone or with friends, enjoy a breath of fresh air in these sustainable and committed destinations.

paysage enneigé Col de Porte personnes en raquettes soleil

Experience the mountains by choosing an eco-friendly land


Travelling through the mountains without a car is easy

Grenoble is surrounded by mountains, each as different and attractive as the next, so getting there without a car is simple. Whether you want to go skiing in the resorts of the Belledonne mountains or take advantage of the outdoor activities on offer in the Chartreuse or Vercors, you can reach all these resorts without your own car and with complete peace of mind.

Let Les Cars Région Auvergne Rhône Alpes , ake you to the Isère mountains from Grenoble bus station. Snow sports fans, take advantage of Transaltitude : a combination of bus (return) + a day pass for 14 Isère resorts, at an unbeatable price!

From the city centre, hop on one of the TAG buses and head for the snow-capped mountains! In just 30 minutes, you can reach the charming resorts of Sappey-en-Chartreuse et du Col de Porte

To reduce your carbon footprint, consider car sharing by booking your journeys on the M’Covoit, La Roue Verte or Covoiturage 38.

Citiz, car sharing with freedom

Discover the ease of a car-sharing service with the Citiz network! Hire a car share from the Citiz mobile app, for an hour, a day or even several days. A simple way to enjoy the mountains whenever you want.

Citiz vehicles are available on the Vercors plateau in Villard-de-Lans, Autrans, Saint-Nizier du Moucherotte and Lans-en-Vercors.

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Get moving in the fresh air

Not just skiing! In the mountains, the range of activities on offer is becoming even more diverse, to give you an even more intense experience. For an eco-friendly experience, opt for these guaranteed zero-carbon outdoor experiences

Looking for some fun? Take to the snowy slopes on a snake-gliss , a multi-glider sled to try out with family and friends.

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Thrill-seekers are sure to be pleased, as the resort of  Villard-de-Lans boasts the largest fat bike area in France. Try the Fat Bike - Biathlon with Vercors Aventure, a new activity that combines biathlon and snow biking.

In Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse, try your hand at Airboarding with Émergence Spéléo. Accompanied by a guide, discover the secrets of the mountain during the approach hike, then learn to steer this sliding machine like no other!


Restaurant owners committed to great taste

Le Bon Label café-brasserie welcomes you to Grenoble’s Championnet district, where you can enjoy homemade dishes in a warm atmosphere. With its eco-friendly (FIG) andEcotable, Le Bon Label is an ethical restaurant, from the plate to the till!

Gourmets can enjoy local produce in a chic, leafy setting at the foot of the Belledonne mountains.  La Maison Aribert a 2-star gourmet restaurant, offers refined dishes that celebrate local producers.

The Papilles et Papote restaurant awaits you in Chartreuse, where it serves healthy, sustainable cuisine. This SCOP (cooperative enterprise) also offers baskets of local produce and a fine cultural programme involving artists (concerts, theatre etc.)

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Papilles et Papote
Restaurant La Maison Aribert
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Restaurant Le Bon Label


Immerse yourself in nature

What could more calming than taking a walk in the mountains, with snow crunching under your feet and bracing fresh winter air?

Starting out from the village of Sappey-en-Chartreuse,  take the Ecoutoux  snowshoe trail for a slightly challenging ascent to the summits, finishing with an exceptional 360° panoramic view of the Chartreuse mountains. 

Bring the whole family and enjoy a fun-filled day in the great outdoors with the École de Porte! Wearing snowshoes, spot animal tracks and learn how to build your own igloo. An unusual activity which teaches youngsters about the natural riches of Chartreuse. 

The Chamrousse Tourist Office invites you to discover the fauna that inhabits our mountains with its  "Le parcours du petit Montagnard"  treasure hunt. Walking and investigations are in store for those taking part in this fun and educational experience. 

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Take home some tasty souvenirs

Visit the Ferme des Prés Lauzés in Autrans-Méaudre and meet the bison, llamas, ponies and many other furry and feathered friends! The sales area has charcuterie, ready-made meals and delicious locally-farmed beef.

The GAEC de la Faurie offers delicious milk and cheeses for sale at the épicerie Les Paniers Sappeyards , in Sappey-en-Chartreuse. Their succulent tomme des alpages is to die for!

If you love mountain honey, stop off at La Ferme aux Abeilles de Chartreuse . In a healthy, unspoilt environment brimming with nectar and pollen, Loïc Thomas produces honey, royal jelly and other beneficial products from the hive. 

Before you leave, you can find tasty local products and the expertise of our local creators in the Boutique de Grenoble Alpes Tourisme!


Sleep well

The Chant de l’Eau invites you to stay at its farm in Sappey-en-Chartreuse. At the heart of the forest, enjoy a moment of peace and quiet in this house built from Chartreuse wood. Taste the produce from the orchard and meet the farm animals, for a totally immersive stay!

Why not try an eco-gîte? In Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse you'll find the cosy "Nid en Chartreuse " which is sure to delight nature lovers. Designed and developed to respect the environment, this space offers you calm and quiet in an idyllic setting.  

Visiting Grenoble? Opt for a night at the Hi France Youth Hostel , committed to sustainable tourism and awarded the "Clef Verte" label. Just 10 minutes by bus from the city centre, enjoy an affordable and responsible stay!


Chambre d'hôtes Le Chant de l'eau
Le Nid de Chartreuse


Equip yourself with Made-in-Alpes equipment

L’entreprise Guidetti designs and manufactures poles for trail running, hiking and Nordic walking. For the well-being and pleasure of enthusiasts, this Fontaine-based company offers high-quality, innovative and durable outdoor products. 

At the heart of the Vercors mountainsFabrique du Ski designs and manufactures skis using innovative materials. Medallists at the last Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, their creations are authentic and fully customisable!

Did you know? The story of outdoor equipment giant Petzl began a few kilometres from Grenoble, in 1975. Although its head office remains in Crolles, this company specialising in climbing equipment and technical clothing is now recognised the world over.