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Rencurel - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Isère

Discover of Rencurel and massive Coulmes...

Rencurel is a small village of about 320 inhabitants located in the heart of the Vercors Regional Park which stretches into many small hamlets between the gorges of the Bourne and the canyon of Ecouges.

Discover a unique and wilderness. Much of this region is occupied by the massive Coulmes, a huge forest of beech and ash (5500 hectares) which is crisscrossed by 100 km of trails or cross country skiing. The flora and fauna are omnipresent. This is a natural jewel in the heart of the Vercors.

Rencurel remains a farming village, there are several meat producers today, milk and goatherds. It is they who, over time have shaped the landscape, maintaining open spaces, as grasslands are of place. Cows milk is supplied to the Vercors Cooperative Milk Villard-de-Lans. This cooperative is managed by a Vercors producer group. The milk collected on the plateau, is transformed into Bleu du Vercors Sassenage (AOC). Goatherds transform locally the milk of their goats and propose a sale at the farm.

The neck of Romeyère is in winter a small family resort of downhill skiing at very affordable rate, with 3 lifts and 6 tracks. The northern area of ​​Coulmes, from the Belvedere, connects three villages Rencurel Presles and Malleval and offers its 50 km of cross country trails in the vast wilderness and preserved Coulmes.

Bourne is only passing through the village, Balme. Over the centuries it has incised into the limestone rock, shaping the gorges of the Bourne.

The hamlet of Balme Rencurel is in the middle of the gorges of the Bourne linking Villard-de-Lans in Pont-en-Royans, Rencurel village is tucked away in a quiet valley. It is a real haven of peace where time seems to stand still...

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude45.1041610 (N 45° 6’ 15”)
Longitude5.4729380 (E 5° 28’ 23”)
AltitudeFrom 631m to 1625m
Surface area34.63 km²
Population317 inhabitants
Density9 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureGrenoble (52 km, 48 min)
Insee code38333
IntercommunalityCC de la Bourne À l'Isère

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Julien-en-Vercors8.9 km (14 min)
Choranche11.1 km (17 min)
Saint-Martin-en-Vercors12.4 km (18 min)
Villard-de-Lans14.3 km (24 min)
Châtelus15 km (24 min)
Autrans-Méaudre-en-Vercors15.7 km (23 min)
Pont-en-Royans16 km (24 min)
Malleval-en-Vercors17.3 km (28 min)
Sainte-Eulalie-en-Royans17.4 km (24 min)
Saint-Gervais17.8 km (26 min)
Corrençon-en-Vercors18.2 km (25 min)
Rovon19.7 km (30 min)
Presles20 km (34 min)
Saint-André-en-Royans21 km (31 min)

Things to see and do


Rencurel in autumn
Rencurel in autumn
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Rencurel Valley
Rencurel Valley
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Bourne Gorges
Bourne Gorges
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Rencurel winter
Rencurel winter
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biking in the Vercors
biking in the Vercors
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11 different orchid species Rencurel
11 different orchid species Rencurel
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Tandem paraglider flight with an instructor
Sports sensations75 € to 140 € Lans-en-Vercors (10.8 km)
Raku pottery and kiln firing lessons
Arts and Crafts30 € Saint-Martin-le-Colonel (19.7 km)
Canyoning in Vercors or Chartreuse
Sports sensations45 € to 55 € Grenoble (22 km)
Horse ride and trek in Trièves
Nature and the great outdoors17 € to 390 € Mens (39 km)
Maiden paraglider flight in the Isère Alps
Sports sensations75 € to 170 € Saint-Hilaire (39 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Balade panoramique au col du Liorin
Snowshoe hikeIntermediate2h25Corrençon-en-Vercors (9.1 km)
Heritage Visit
Village visitEasy1h00Corrençon-en-Vercors (9.3 km)
Molière Plateau
HikeIntermediate4h00Lans-en-Vercors (12.3 km)
Revoulat Panoramic Viewpoint
HikeEasy2h00La Chapelle-en-Vercors (15.9 km)
Pas de la Balme
HikeAthletic4h40Château-Bernard (16.5 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals