The Grand Veymont

A Saint-Agnan-en-Vercors walk posted on 11/04/14 by boby. Update : 09/08/18

A long hike across the Vercors Highlands ("Hauts Plateaux du Vercors"), to reach the Grand Veymont. Breath-taking view of the entire Vercors massif and Mont Aiguille.

Technical sheet
Calculated time Calculated time: 8h00[?]
Distance Distance : 20.21km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 943m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 942m
Highest point Highest point : 2311m
Lowest point Lowest point : 1366m
Difficult Difficulty : Difficult
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Areas Areas : Alps, Vercors
Location Location : Saint-Agnan-en-Vercors (26420)
Starting point Starting point : N 44.885409° / E 5.44263°
Map IGN Map (Click to buy) : Ref. 3236OTR
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Grand Veymont

Description

Start point: The "Maison Forestière (Forest House) de la Coche".
Head towards "La Maison Forestière de Pré Grandu".
When you reach the forest house, take a left following Combeau forest road ("Route Forestière de Combeau"), towards "Jasse de la Chau".
Walk by "Jasse de la Chau" towards "Pas de la Ville".
At the "Pas de la Ville" intersection, turn right heading towards the "Grand Veymont" summit.
From the summit, carry-on downhill following "Pas des Chattons".
Once you've reached "Pas des Chattons", turn right towards "La Grande Cabane Bergerie" 3 km ahead.
Take another right when you get to "La Grande Cabane Bergerie", taking you to the "Baraque de Gerland", 2.5 km further.
Finally, take the Rachier forest road ("Route forestière de Rachier") which will bring you back to the forest houses, first the "Maison Forestière of Pré Grandu" and then the "Maison Forestière de la Coche" where you parked your car.

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. km 0
1 : km 0.75 - alt. km 0.75
2 : km 3.44 - alt. km 3.44
3 : km 6.11 - alt. km 6.11
4 : km 7.69 - alt. km 7.69
5 : km 9.4 - alt. km 9.4
6 : km 11.04 - alt. km 11.04
7 : km 13.85 - alt. km 13.85
8 : km 15.18 - alt. km 15.18
9 : km 19.68 - alt. km 19.68
D/A : km 20.21 - alt. km 20.21

Useful Information

Few water points along the highlands.
Leave early in order to finish the hike within the day.
The hike is less demanding if planned over 2 days; overnight camping authorized in the "Parc Naturel Régional du Vercors" from 5 pm to 9 am.
Respect nature.

We advise taking IGN maps with you on this walk. Click here to buy : 3236OTR.

Hikideas and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

During the walk or to do/see around

Vassieux en Vercors and its "Musée de la Résistance".
The Luire cave.

Opinions and comments

Average

Global average : 4.73/5
Number of opinions : 71
Description quality : 4.6/5
Routemap quality : 4.7/5
Walk interest : 4.89/5


Walker
on Fri 06 Jul 2018 13:17:06 CEST

Global average : 4.67 / 5

Date of walk : 06/07/18
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Good
Walk interest : Very good

A superb walk (in good weather). Be careful at point 2 as the left branch is marked by two cairns with no signage. Also there maybe a re-direction (detour) at point 3 (you can only carry straight on when there are no sheep grazing, as they are guarded by friendly, but fierce protective sheep dogs). Fantastic view from the top. Delightful water font at "Baraque de Gerland".
JLK

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