Geymonds to Col de l'Arc Loop

Grenoble

Summit that takes in the best of the Vercors Valley

Hiking Moderate

Distance
16 km
Ascent
815 m
Descent
815 m
Duration
4-5 hrs
Low Point
979 m
High Point
1.7 km
Gradient
13˚
Geymonds to Col de l'Arc Loop Map

Lovely mix of terrain, through farmland and hamlet paths, fields of wild flowers, a mostly shady woodland ascent with a short rocky section towards the end and views that drop off over towards Grenoble. Tempting extension either to gain the summit of Pic Saint-Michel or towards the Auberge des Allieres (beautiful location and amazing food and service - booking recommended).

Difficulty

Moderate

Hiking along trails with some uneven terrain and small hills. Small rocks and roots may be present.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

May, June, July, August, September, October

Features

  • Wildlife
  • Picturesque
  • Summit Hike
  • Dog friendly
  • Wild flowers
  • Family friendly
  • Forestry or heavy vegetation