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Great Crossing of Vercors

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    Amaroq Explorers

  • Locations

    Grenoble, Rhone-Alpes, France

  • Activities

    Adventure, Skiing, Snowshoeing

  • Price
    €950 EUR per person
  • Duration

    5 days

  • Avg Distance

    50 km

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    Custom departures: January 15th to March 7th

  • Starting Location

    Grenoble, Vercors, France

  • Price Includes

    Private transfers from Grenoble, accommodation Auberge Combeau MP, meals during the voyage, specialist guide, group's equipment, material safety and communications, accident insurance

  • Notes

    Not Included: personal equipment, personal expenses, transfers not mentioned in included, other services not mentioned in included, groups: 4/10 Min / Max

Highlights

  • Winter adventure in a region called the "European Canada".
  • A fantastic opportunity for those who want to enter in the "Arctic" world.
  • An atmosphere of peace and quiet, surrounded by nature.

Trip Info

We offer the possibility for those looking for a real winter adventure with snowshoes or cross country skis and pulka, to trek in a natural wild environment similar to being in Lapland.

On this trip, we cross the Vercors plateau from south to north, from Valle Combeau to Corrençon-en-Vercors in 4 days with a total of approx. 50 km. A fantastic opportunity for those who want to enter in the “Arctic” world. During our journey, we will sleep in unsaved cabins or tents.

The Vercors is a limestone massif in France, near Grenoble, in the Rhone-Alpes region, whose highest point is 2,341 m.
Its terrain is varied; It forms a plateau that rises above the plain suddenly with little transition. From 200 m altitude bedding Royans to 2,341 meters of the Grand Veymont, all levels of alpine life are represented here. Added to this, the region is a transition location between the Northern Alps and the south. All this gives exceptional vegetable wealth (over 1,800 species) and an equally enthralling wildlife, dominated by some spectacular species such as ibex, chamois, grouse, large raptors or mouflon.

Itinerary

Day 1
Reception at Grenoble and departure Combeau Valley. In the afternoon, program presentation and equipment check-in. Night at shelter Combeau. Dinner.

Day 2
Breakfast. In the morning, we leave from the 1,370 meters north along the valley of Combeau. We ascend slowly on undulating terrain, gaining more spectacular views of the plateau to reach the highest point (1,759m). From Creuson, we continue down the plateau to reach the shelter unsaved Chamailloux (1,669 m). (Breakfast, picnic and dinner)

Day 3
After breakfast, we put on snowshoes or skis to continue the adventure by the PN Vercors, also called the Canadian Europe. During the first part of the route there is a little ascension and then we descend again through forests along the western edge of the nature reserve. The view over the Beure plateau are magnificent. Unsaved night shelter, Pré Peyret (1,600 m). (Breakfast, picnic and dinner)

Day 4
From the refuge, we head north along the GR91. We cross the heart of the Vercors with stunning views over the highest peak of the Grand Veymont Natural Park (2.341m), crossing plateaus and forests on varied terrain with pulkas, sailing by the wildest part of the Vercors. Night in refuge unsaved Jasse Play. (Breakfast, picnic, dinner)

Day 5
Passing through the vast forests of the Vercors, similar to the taiga, follow the GR91 passing under the Rocheherbe ridges and peaks of Malaval and Grand Moucherelle. We descend the famous canyon des Erges to reach areas of snow covered meadow. In a land of adventurous inclines and declines, through Nordic skiing tracks we come to our final point, the parking shelter Hauts-Plateaux at 1,153m high. Transfer to Grenoble or departure to Barcelona. (Breakfast, picnic)

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Amaroq Explorers

We help you achieve a rewarding and safe travel experience into the wilderness. We also offer customised courses on safety in avalanche terrain, ACNA courses (STA-1), compass and GPS guidance, and wilderness training - learn to design your own hikes.

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