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SNOOC - Roche Rousse

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Snooc on the road from Saint Nizier du Moucherotte to the 1120m in a talweg facing north a forest path that goes east south-east. It’s wild, cold, a little dark but the route has some nice surprises. You arrive on Roche Rousse after 2 kms of climbing on forest road . The atmosphere is wild and quiet in gentle uphill perfect for a family stroll. The descent takes place on the north-western slope in a different atmosphere open as a lookout from the entrance to the Vercors plateau, overlooking the Furon gorges. The route ends in the small hamlet of l'Olette . Lans en Vercors is 1 km away
moderate
Distance 6.5 km
2:55 h
338 m
519 m
1,469 m
950 m
Leaving Lans en Vercors on the road to Saint Nizier du Moucherotte at about 2.5 kms on your right while climbing in full forest a forest path on a very cold northern slope with a little Canadian atmosphere is offered to you . A family stroll with contrasts a climb in the freshness a descent in the sun!! All the contrasts of Vercors sometimes cold and wild sometimes warm and full of humanity . The small comfort after the effort a small mulled wine in Lans at 1km ...

Author’s recommendation

Family walk with a short climb and a nice descent to the sun . To do in good weather and rather the afternoon for the colors on the downhill slope as a postcard.
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Author
Serguei De la Steppe
Update: February 19, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Roche Rousse, 1,469 m
Lowest point
l'Olette, 950 m
Best time of year
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Cardinal direction
NESW

Safety information

Never leave alone . The route is not well signposted to study the map upstream . The start is not obvious (in a bend with a wild parking on the right of the road .)

Tips and hints

Although this route offers a wild atmosphere you are only 1 km from Lans en Vercors! More information click on snooc.ski

Start

road to St Nizier du Moucherotte (1,131 m)
Coordinates:
DD
45.142351, 5.616460
DMS
45°08'32.5"N 5°36'59.3"E
UTM
31T 705705 5002094
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Destination

L'Olette

Turn-by-turn directions

At the start of the route the forest path is well straight oriented east-southeast . Then the forest road climbs regularly in zig-zag to exit almost at the top 1474m of Roche Rousse . There is a magnificent viewpoint all over the plateau with Villard de Lans in the background of the painting and the Great Flycatcher it is splendid . . The descent begins with a long crossing to the south on the west flank , it’s very airy but not technically difficult, in snooc as for the sled it’s simple when you sit down you fall lower!! At the end of the crossing we find a path (D) that takes us back down the plateau by crossing the hamlet of Chenevarie on foot! And yes the snooc it’s taussi that we slide it’s the 4X4 mountains better than skiing! Across the fields

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

To my knowledge no bus or shuttle to reach the start of this walk .

Getting there

Motorway Lyon Grenoble exit Villard de lans . You are at the foot of the route thirty minutes from the motorway exit

Parking

No worries a clearance at the start in the bend makes it possible to park .

Coordinates

DD
45.142351, 5.616460
DMS
45°08'32.5"N 5°36'59.3"E
UTM
31T 705705 5002094
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

This route is not referenced by a specific guide and for good reason! The proposal that is made to you there is to discover the Vercors off the beaten path in family and with a minimum of risk alive the snooc!

Author’s map recommendations

IGN topo map 25000 du Vercors . 3235OT et 3236OTR

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Equipment

Hiking shoe and a waterproof set. The snooc unlike skiing makes us evolve in the snow not on the snow!

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
6.5 km
Duration
2:55 h
Ascent
338 m
Descent
519 m
Highest point
1,469 m
Lowest point
950 m
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