Sur les terres de Béatrice de Savoie - Les Echelles

Sur les pas de Béatrice de Savoie

Sport, Pedestrian sports, Hiking itinerary in Les Échelles
4.9 km
1h 30min
Very easy
  • This route guides you on the lands of Béatrice de Savoy. The rich past of les Echelles is offer to you from the commandery to the panoramic site of La Chapelle de la Madeleine.

  • The trail begins at the Rivièr'Alp Leisure Center. From the parking lot, head towards the ecological swimming area. Before reaching the swimming area, take the path on the left and follow the canal until you reach the bridge. Before the bridge, turn left towards the old Cotterg pond, where you can stop at the observation deck. Continue and climb the path to the road, which you cross. In front of the Dépeigne house, take the path leading to Menuet Hill.
    Quickly cross a meadow to reach the...
    The trail begins at the Rivièr'Alp Leisure Center. From the parking lot, head towards the ecological swimming area. Before reaching the swimming area, take the path on the left and follow the canal until you reach the bridge. Before the bridge, turn left towards the old Cotterg pond, where you can stop at the observation deck. Continue and climb the path to the road, which you cross. In front of the Dépeigne house, take the path leading to Menuet Hill.
    Quickly cross a meadow to reach the Croix des Carriers. The route then joins the GR9 trail, which enters the Menuet forest. The path climbs rapidly to the Col de la Voute and then to the Madeleine Chapel. From this site, you can enjoy views of the valley and the Chartreuse peaks. Continue on the GR and then leave it on your left. The yellow-marked path quickly leads you to the base of the hill and into the valley, then along the stream. You will then reach the first houses of the village of Les Echelles and the starting point.

    Things to see/do near the route:
    St Christophe Caves (4 km from the start): guided tours available.
    For more information and other visit ideas, visit chartreuse-tourisme.com/rsf

    Information/Safety:
    To fully enjoy your walks and hikes safely, it is important to follow some rules and advice. Before you set out, check our recommendations and tips at chartreuse-tourisme.com/conseils-rando-trail (or available at tourist offices).
    Note: A mountain guide is an expert in mountain wildlife and flora, off-trail hikes away from crowds, local history, alpine and rural traditions, and more, all safely! Hire them! Detailed list at chartreuse-tourisme.com/accomp (or available at tourist offices).
    You hike at your own risk. Chartreuse Tourisme and the tourist offices cannot be held responsible for the suggested routes.

    Useful numbers:
    Weather (check before departure): 3250 or www.meteo.fr
    Mountain rescue: 112
  • Guidebook with maps/step-by-step
    The trail begins at the Rivièr'Alp Leisure Center. From the parking lot, head towards the ecological swimming area. Before reaching the swimming area, take the path on the left and follow the canal until you reach the bridge. Before the bridge, turn left towards the old Cotterg pond, where you can stop at the observation deck. Continue and climb the path to the road, which you cross. In front of the Dépeigne house, take the path leading to Menuet Hill.
    Quickly cross a meadow to reach the Croix des Carriers. The route then joins the GR9 trail, which enters the Menuet forest. The path climbs rapidly to the Col de la Voute and then to the Madeleine Chapel. From this site, you can enjoy views of the valley and the Chartreuse peaks. Continue on the GR and then leave it on your left. The yellow-marked path quickly leads you to the base of the hill and into the valley, then along the stream. You will then reach the first houses of the village of Les Echelles and the starting point.
  • Departure
    Les Échelles
  • Difference in height
    165 m
  • Plain text period
    From 01/05 to 30/11.

    Subject to favorable weather.
  • Environment
    • Close to a public transportation
    • Village 2 km away
    • Bus stop < 500 m
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
165 meters of difference in height
  • Maximum altitude : 541 m
  • Minimum altitude : 378 m
  • Total positive elevation : 165 m
  • Total negative elevation : -165 m
  • Max positive elevation : 89 m
  • Min positive elevation : -157 m
Services
  • Services
    • Pets welcome
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