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Roche-Veyrand - Sommet

Sport, Pedestrian sports, Hiking itinerary in Saint-Pierre-d'Entremont
8.6 km
4h
Hard
  • A beautiful and challenging hike, typical of Chartreuse, between forests and limestone. In spring, you can meet a lot of orchids along the way.

  • Roche Veyrand stands at an elevation of 1420m, a modest summit in comparison to its towering neighbors, Grand Som and Mont Granier. Yet, it refuses to be overshadowed. From its summit cross, one can behold a panoramic vista where the village of St Pierre d'Entremont appears miniature in the vast expanse. The ascent commences at 650m above sea level, rendering it one of the most formidable climbs in the Entremonts region. You'll be scaling steep inclines, as we say in Savoie, navigating 'dré...
    Roche Veyrand stands at an elevation of 1420m, a modest summit in comparison to its towering neighbors, Grand Som and Mont Granier. Yet, it refuses to be overshadowed. From its summit cross, one can behold a panoramic vista where the village of St Pierre d'Entremont appears miniature in the vast expanse. The ascent commences at 650m above sea level, rendering it one of the most formidable climbs in the Entremonts region. You'll be scaling steep inclines, as we say in Savoie, navigating 'dré dans le pentu'! Thrill-seekers can revel in the via ferrata along the limestone cliffs. The descent offers a more relaxed experience, following a gently sloping path that leads to the quaint hamlet of La Fracette, a quintessential Cartusian village. Upon returning to the village, you'll find ample provisions to satisfy your appetite and thirst!
  • Guidebook with maps/step-by-step
    Ascent: 1/ Take the bridge opposite the church in Saint-Pierre-d'Entremont Savoie, then turn left and immediately right onto a path that cuts through the twists and turns of a housing estate. Follow the yellow markings. The path joins a forest track, which you should soon leave to take a path 2/ on the right, which leads up to the ruins of ‘Sous la Roche’. At the ruins, cut across a track to climb the very steep and craggy slope that leads to the summit of Roche Veyrand. The climb is difficult for almost 2 hours (cables, overhead passages requiring great care), then less sustained towards the summit. 3/ A short round trip takes you to the summit viewpoint. Descent: Retrace your steps and take the path on the left towards La Tournette, which descends into the forest and then joins a forest track. 4/ Leave the forest track quickly and take a small path on the right. At the end of the forest, walk alongside the ruins and cross a meadow to reach the Tournette barns. 5/ At the ruins, turn right at the pond and then, after a 5-minute walk, right again to reach the hamlet of La Fracette. 6/ Continue along the small road on the right, which leads back to Saint-Pierre d'Entremont.
  • Departure
    Saint-Pierre-d'Entremont
  • Difference in height
    776 m
  • Plain text period
    From 01/04 to 15/11.

    Subject to favorable weather.
  • Environment
    • Mountain view
    • Mountain location
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
776 meters of difference in height
  • Maximum altitude : 1391 m
  • Minimum altitude : 642 m
  • Total positive elevation : 776 m
  • Total negative elevation : -776 m
  • Max positive elevation : 359 m
  • Min positive elevation : -583 m
Services
  • Services
    • Pets welcome
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