The Croix de Chamrousse pedestrian routes and belvedere

Sign at the top of the Croix de Chamrousse summer resortCroix de Chamrousse Oisans lookoutCroix de Chamrousse Grenoble rooftop
The Croix de Chamrousse pedestrian routes and belvedere
Croix de Chamrousse
Chamrousse 2250
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Walking trails at the top of the resort, at the "Croix de Chamrousse", at an altitude of over 2250 m. Belvederes with exceptional views of the surrounding mountains, panoramic orientation tables and geological panels.
Several routes are possible in summer (and winter) in the Panoramic Park:
• "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

• "Grenoble" loop:
- 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 500 metres / Type of route: loop / Difference in height: about 30 metres / Duration: about 15-20 minutes / Difficulty: blue - intermediate
- Route: gondola > picnic area > rooftop > La Croix restaurant > gondola

• "Belledonne" loop :
- Point of interest: view of the Belledonne mountains (Chamrousse at the southern tip) and Robert lakes, himalayan footbridge and panoramic viewpoint on Belledonne
- Distance: about 900 metres / Type of route: loop + out-and-back section / Difference in height: (information to come) / Duration: 40-45 minutes / Difficulty: blue - intermediate (beware of the vertiginous footbridge, but you can take the path below to avoid it if you are afraid of heights)
- Route: gondola > picnic area > himalayan footbridge (or an escape route if you are afraid of vertigo) > Belledonne lookout > himalayan footbridge (or escape route) > picnic area

• "Cross" loop:
- Point of 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

You will also find:
- a picnic area: tables with blanks, individual chairs-deckchairs, plancha (11am-3.30pm on the opening days of the La Croix gondola in the tourist season only), sorting bins and signs on the stones and flowers of Chamrousse.
- 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 01/05 to 15/11, daily.
Easy access via the Croix gondola in Chamrousse 1650 - Recoin in winter and summer.
Out of season access only by hiking (about 2 hours one way).

From 03/12 to 16/04, daily.
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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