Parc Naturel Regional Du Vercors, Grenoble

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Address: Parc Naturel Regional du Vercors, France

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A massif of mountains and plateaus, the park is one France’s most beautiful landscapes. Whether you go there to spelunk, hike, ski or climb, or simply drive through its roads, you’ll quickly realise that this is unlike any other place you’ve been to before. The twisting, climbing roads have an otherworldliness to it, something you have to be careful to not let affect you (the drive can be treacherous at times). There a number of charming villages along the road. 

The park is broadly divided into three area:

  • The Coulmes: Which is the most forested, most plateaud.
  • The Northen Plateaus (Quatre Montagnes) – most popular with tourists for skiing. There are four villages ehre - Autrans, Méaudre, Lans and Villard de Lans, that still maintain a very traditional mountain lifestyle.
  • The Western Plateaus (Vercos Dromois) – numerous in number, but smaller in size, these plateaus offer spectacular vistas of plains, mountains and canyons.

Parc Naturel Regional Du Vercors Information

  • There are cyclists on the road – be careful of them.
  • Fuel up before you head out – gas stations are in short supply.

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  • Food stops may be found at the various villages.

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  • Wonderful secluded landscapes. You can opt for day hikes from one of the entrance points of the natural reserve, or go all in and sleep in the park. With option 1, be ready for a challenging 1hour climb up the mountain to get inside the park, and the same going down. Option 2 offers more freedom but you'll have to take your sleeping gear (tent, etc) with you, plus the food for multiple days. Even in summer it can get cold at night (close to freezing). There are water points but, like the paths, it sometimes take a little guessing to figure them out. You will enjoy it more if you come prepared but it's totally worth it. On most days we ran across 15 hikers max, the rest was pure nature with beautiful and varied landscapes.

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  • Great national park, easy to reach because of many parking places around and nearby. You find pure nature with many animals and seldom flowers together with absolute silence and healthy air. Great also for photographers, 1001 scenes are waiting to get photographed. A lot of more or less large huts allow trekking tours over several days.

  • Stunning views of the exceptional Mont Aiguille. Remarkable plateaus of limestone interspersed with conifer trees. Very hot and arid across the plateaus, not a single stream and an astonishing amount of bothersome flies...but worth the hike!

  • Colourful place in the autumn time. If you enjoy cycling it's the place to be

  • Very beautiful region to have a tour on bike or on foot. You can have spectacular views over Grenoble. I recommend a tour.

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