Loop around the Arselle plateau

  • Pedestrian
  • Easy - green level
  • Dedicated to families with children
until 1h30
Hiking itinerary - departure from the Plateau de l'Arselle reception area in Chamrousse 1600.
Arselle peatbog is airy and flowery in summer. It is a preserved area that seems like Canada. Information signs will make your visit of this sensitive natural space more enjoyable.

⚠ Warning: the Arselle plateau is a protected area (peat bog classified as an APPB - Arrêtés Préfectoraux de Protection Biotope), so there are a few rules to respect to help protect it. Fire, wild camping, bivouac, picking and dumping of waste are strictly forbidden. Please stay on the path around it, it is forbidden to go on the plateau in order to preserve the fragile environment.
Animals allowed: in summer, dogs on a leash are allowed on all trails (but please avoid taking them to the Arselle plateau, which is a sensitive natural area).
The shepherd who works in Chamrousse in summer does not have patous.
Opening periodFrom 07/06 to 15/10.
Loop around the Arselle plateau
Route de la Salinière - Plateau de l'Arselle
Chamrousse 1600
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  • Spoken language(s) :
    • French
Type of route: Type of route: : BOUCLE
km (distance) 3.3 km (distance)
minutes (session length) 75 minutes (session length)
metres (positive drop) 100 metres (positive drop)
metres (negative drop) 100 metres (negative drop)
Arselle plateau Arselle plateau
Chamrousse 1600 - Plateau de l'Arselle Chamrousse 1600 - Plateau de l'Arselle


- Departure/Arrival
- Point of interest
Circuit n° 1
Road access to the resort from Grenoble: Rocade Sud > exit no. 2 "Uriage" > Route départementale 111 (RD 111) on the Luitel side.
In winter, bus access only: park along the road then take the pedestrian link from the lower or upper car park (about 20 minutes' walk).
In summer and between seasons, access is possible but there are only around ten spaces.

Public transport - stop Chamrousse 1600 - Arselle plateau:
• seasonal bus lines only:
- [winter] Skibus 707 (to/from Uriage), "CHAMROUSSE DOMAINE NORDIQUE" nordic area stop
- [summer] Estibus 707 (to/from Grenoble), "CHAMROUSSE DOMAINE NORDIQUE" stop.
• resort shuttle: "Plateau de l’Arselle Domaine nordique (1600)" stop (to/from Chamrousse 1750 - Roche Béranger and Chamrousse 1650 - Recoin)
  • Mobilité :
    • Bus stop 500 m away
    • Shuttle stop 300 m away
General informations
  • Services :
    • Pets allowed
Equipments & Services
  • Parking :
    • Parking facilities nearby


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