The Croix de Chamrousse pedestrian routes and belvedere

Croix de Chamrousse winter resort summitCroix de Chamrousse in winterOisans viewpoint of the Croix de ChamrousseCroix de Chamrousse picnic tableCroix Chamrousse bench and ski rackRooftop Grenoble winter Croix de Chamrousse
The Croix de Chamrousse pedestrian routes and belvedere
Croix de Chamrousse
Chamrousse 2250
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A 1h walk to the top of the resort, at the Croix de Chamrousse, over 2250 m above sea level. Discover exceptional views of the surrounding mountains and panoramic orientation tables.
Panoramic Park in winter:
• "Oisans" path:
- Points of interest: panoramic views, geology panels, lookout with panoramic tables on the Oisans massif
- Distance: about 300 metres / Type of route: round trip / Height difference: about 5 metres / Duration: about 10-15 minutes / Difficulty: green - easy
- Route: access path to the belvedere from the central picnic area, passing by the arrival of the "Amoureux" and "lacs Robert" chairlifts

• "Cross" loop:
- Interest: monument in the form of a cross symbolising the summit of the station
- Distance: about 125 metres / Type of route: loop / Difference in height: about 2 metres / Duration: 2-3 minutes / Difficulty: green - easy
- Route: small path from the central picnic area

• "Grenoble" point of view (depending on weather conditions):
- Point of interest: rooftop with panoramic view and panoramic tables on the city of Grenoble and its valley as well as on the Chartreuse and Vercors mountains + future long zipline departure
- Distance: about 200 metres / Type of route: round trip / Difference in height: about 20 metres / Duration: about 10 minutes / Difficulty: blue - intermediate
- Route: gondola > picnic area > rooftop > picnic area > gondola

• Himalayan footbridge (opening subject to weather conditions):
⚠ Mountain footwear/snow boots with CRAMPONS (or SNOWSHOES depending on snow conditions) strongly recommended!
- Interest: panoramic view of the Belledonne mountains (Chamrousse at the southern tip of the massif) and suspension bridge crossing.
- Distance: approx. 600 metres / Type of route: outward and return / Difference in height: (information to follow) / Duration: 30-35 minutes / Difficulty: red - difficult (beware of vertiginous footbridge)
- Route: gondola > picnic area > Himalayan footbridge > picnic area > gondola

You will also find:
- a picnic area: tables with blanks and individual chairs-deckchairs
- a free game "Chamrousse Explor games" (caution: the game starts at the bottom of the resort at the Heritage and Environment centre in Chamrousse 1650 - Recoin)
- and always the unmissable La Croix restaurant.
Opening periodFrom 03/12 to 16/04.
Easy access via the Croix gondola in Chamrousse 1650 - Recoin in winter (and summer).
    Classification, Label
    • Facilities and services :
      • Pets allowed
    General informations
    • Services :
      • Pets allowed
    • Grouping by age (EN) :
      • Dedicated to families with children
    Equipments & Services
    • Leisure facilities :
      • Picnic area
      • Orientation board


    Free of charge. Easy access via the Croix gondola from Chamrousse 1650 - Recoin: in summer pedestrian pass (one-way or round-trip) and in winter ski pass or pedestrian pass.


    Parcours piétons et belvédères de la Croix de Chamrousse
    Croix de Chamrousse
    Chamrousse 2250
    GPS coordinates
    Latitude : 45.125895
    Longitude : 5.903241
    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 m from the gondola, approx. 2 minutes' walk).

    Access to the top of the resort at Croix de Chamrousse (Chamrousse 2250) via the Croix à Chamrousse 1650 - Recoin gondola.

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

    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
    • Internal criteria :
      • Chamrousse 2250
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