Vercors Chatelus: Pas des Voutes, Pas de l'Allier

A Châtelus (Isère) walk posted on 11/04/12 by cocodesbois. Update : 04/09/18

Very nice hike without any difficulty, with stunning views of the Pas des Voutes, Pas de la Charmate and Pas de l'Allier.

Technical sheet
Calculated time Calculated time: 5h10[?]
Distance Distance : 11.14km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 820m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 814m
Highest point Highest point : 1248m
Lowest point Lowest point : 537m
Average Difficulty : Average
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Areas Areas : Alps, Vercors
Location Location : Châtelus (Isère) (38680)
Starting point Starting point : N 45.053379° / E 5.367079°
Map IGN Map (Click to buy) : Ref. 3236OTR
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Description

From the Col de Méselier car park, take the road for 250 m towards Saffrières, then take the first path to the left (1), which rises gradually in the forest of Serves Foulette. At the fork (2), take the left path around an almost 180° turn and climb the steep route to the Pas des Voutes (3).

Arrive at the ridge, head in the direction of St-Julien-en-Vercors, via the Pas de la Charmate (4) then by the Cabin in Lily (5).
Having arrived at the Cabin in Lily, turn right. We arrive at an intersection (6) Turn right and reach the view point of Pas de l’Allier (7).
Then head down the hillside to point (2) through which we passed on the outbound leg. There remains only to head straight to the car park at the starting point.

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. km 0
1 : km 0.36 - alt. km 0.36 - Start at Chemin de la Forêt du Sert de la Foulette
2 : km 2.17 - alt. km 2.17 - Intersection with Chemin du Pas de la Voute.
3 : km 3.11 - alt. km 3.11 - Pas de la Voute.
4 : km 3.3 - alt. km 3.3 - Pas de la Charmate.
5 : km 5.14 - alt. km 5.14 - Cabin in Lily.
6 : km 6.21 - alt. km 6.21 - Fork. Turn right.
7 : km 7.05 - alt. km 7.05 - Pas de l'Allier.
D/A : km 11.14 - alt. km 11.14

Useful Information

No special equipment is required.

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

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