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The karst trail

Hikes & walks in Vassieux-en-Vercors

The karst trail - Hikes & walks in Vassieux-en-Vercors

Easy walk which offers an insight into the karst features of the Vercors Massif, a walk along the ridge where it is sometimes possible to spot wild animals.

Description sheet

Departure municipalityVassieux-en-Vercors
Outing typeHike
Recommended periodfrom may to october
Kilometres6 km
Altitude upon departure1500m
Change in altitude150m


Departing from Vassieux-en-Vercors (9 km from Font d'Urle), take the D76 towards La Chapelle-en-Vercors and turn left after 1 km to continue along the D76. After 6 km, turn left towards Font d'Urle (2 km).

Once you have reached the car park in Font d'Urle, take the path that climbs up on the left. The circuit starts after about 300 metres (indicated by a pile of stones and signs).


Follow the signpost for the karst trail. In ten steps, you will discover the forms of karst relief. The path follows the cliff for 2 km, along which you will discover the Quint valley and the mountains of Die. This educational trail is signposted with small cement markers numbered from 1 to 10 which fit well into the bare landscapes of Font d'Urle.

Remember to carry water, the Vercors offers very few surface springs. Be careful, the terrain is very rocky so do not stray from the path. Do not use the path in the event of fog.

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