More than 1300 km of waymarked hiking, snowshoeing, horse-back riding and biking trails lead through the most unspoilt corners of the Chartreuse, from the waterfalls of the Cirque de St-Même to the Dent de Crolles, from Chamechaude (2082m) to the Bec Margain. Walk, bike, ride… enjoy!
With the opening of Europe’s first ever trail running resort, the 25 editions of the Grand Duc trail race and the Chartreuse Trophy (a series of seven trail races), the Chartreuse was, is and will always be trail running country.
A thousand trails to follow in winter. Nine winter sports areas, dozens of downhill runs, hundreds of cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails, a biathlon range, speed-riding areas and innumerable ski touring itineraries await winter sports enthusiasts. And, after a day in the fresh winter air, what could be better than a hot chocolate with a drop of Chartreuse liqueur?
Above and below
Have you ever dreamed of taking a bird’s-eye view of the earth? See the Chartreuse from the skies and you won’t be disappointed. Just choose your wings (paraglider, hang glider, hot-air balloon, etc.) and take to the air. Then discover an underground world birds never see via a unique and thrilling adventure through the Chartreuse’s hidden treasures.
On two wheels
Off-road and on-road, the Chartreuse is a biker’s paradise. Off-road, on dirt or on snow, there are cross-country and downhill trails of all levels, and the recently opened Chartreuse Bike Park caters to the needs of even the most demanding trials riders. On-road, cyclists will delight in the Chartreuse’s quiet byways, which climb over several legendary Tour de France passes, including the famous trilogy of the Granier, Cucheron and Porte.