Epic balcony walk below Vercors Massif with a lake and waterfall to boot

Statistics

3 - 4

hrs

614

m

614

m

12

max┬░

Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Moderate

Description

Gradual climb through fields and woodland continues following the base of the ridge between Roc Cornafion and Mont Gerbier - offering some wild and remote views of the Vercors massif before joining the mid level ski resort and Lac Pres de Pres, with views down to Villard de Lans.

The hike loses the infrastructure fairly quickly taking turn, back into the same more remote valley from the first half of the hike.

This time hugging the opposite side, joining a 4x4 track for a short period and ending on smaller woodland tracks that follow a stream and waterfall eventually leading back to the Les Cochettes hamlet above Villard de Lans.