Croix de Chamrousse - Les Vans

  • Pedestrian
  • Very difficult - black level
by the day
Departure: gondola's arrival at 2250m of altitude.
A summit one deserves, where you are likely to meet ibexes. After a one-hour ascent, in a haven of peace, admire the Oisans Mountains, l’Alpe d’Huez or the Deux Alpes glacier. Overlook the Bourg d’Oisans valley.
This hike is for experienced hikers who are able to orientate without the help of painted signposting.
Pets allowed: dogs are allowed in the summer on all trails on a leash as well as in the gondola. The shepherd who works in Chamrousse in the summer has no Pyrenean Mountain Dog.
Opening periodFrom 30/06 to 01/10.

Subject to snow conditions.
Croix de Chamrousse - Les Vans
La Croix de Chamrousse
Chamrousse 2250
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Type of route: Type of route: : Aller / Retour
km (distance) 5 km (distance)
minutes (session length) 180 minutes (session length)
metres (positive drop) 500 metres (positive drop)
metres (negative drop) 500 metres (negative drop)
Chamrousse 2250 - La Croix Chamrousse 2250 - La Croix


- Departure/Arrival
- Point of interest
Circuit n° 1
Resort road access from Grenoble: Rocade Sud > exit no. 2 "Uriage" > Route départementale 111 (RD 111) Seiglières side.
Recommended parking: parking Henry Duhamel (P7), avenue Henry Duhamel (200 meters and about 2 minutes' walk from the gondola).

Access from Chamrousse 1650 - Recoin via the La Croix gondola.

Public transport - Chamrousse 1650 - Recoin stop:
- regional bus line T87 (to/from Grenoble), stop "Chamrousse 1650".
- seasonal bus lines [summer]: Estibus 707 (to/from Grenoble), stop "CHAMROUSSE LE RECOIN VFD".

Good to know - another stop less than 500m away (Place de Belledonne, near the Tourist Office):
- resort shuttle: "Télécabine (1650)" stop (to/from Chamrousse 1750 - Roche Béranger and Chamrousse 1600 - plateau de l'Arselle/nordic area)
- transport on demand (TAD) TouGo - line G701 to/from Uriage: "Chamrousse - Le Recoin" stop
General informations
  • Services :
    • Pets allowed
  • Additional openings :
    • Depending on snow conditions
To note
  • Help for client/transport :
    • Help for client/transport


Ibex observation, panoramic view out over the Alps mountain range.



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