Mont Rachais from the Vence Pass

A Corenc walk posted on 09/04/14 by gl38. Update : 18/04/16

Easy access to Mont Rachais. View over Chartreuse, Belledonne, Grenoble and the Vercors.

Technical sheet
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h55[?]
Distance Distance : 4.8mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 1030ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 1010ft
Highest point Highest point : 3369ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 2533ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Areas Areas : Alps, Chartreuse
Location Location : Corenc (38700)
Starting point Starting point : N 45.233187° / E 5.750957°
Map IGN Map (Click to buy) : Ref. 3335OTR
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Description

Park in the Vence Pass car park (D).

Go downhill a little way towards Grenoble in order to take the small route on the right between the bar-restaurant "La Chappelle" and its terrace.
At the sharp bend, continue straight ahead on the stony path and follow the GR9 (waymarking in Red and White).

(1) Leave the GR and take the 'Chemin des Batteries', which climbs towards the north following the Mont-Rachais arrow via the ridge.

(2) The path turns to the left and returns onto the ridge via the south. The waymarking is Yellow.

(3) Arriving at the summit, there is a balcony on the left where you can enjoy the view towards the east.

Continue on towards the south, (4) veering to the left and following the yellow arrow, (5) to rejoin the GR9 which you follow back to the departure point (A).

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. mi 0
1 : mi 0.76 - alt. mi 0.76 - Leave the GR to take the Chemin des Batteries.
2 : mi 1.58 - alt. mi 1.58 - The path turns to the left.
3 : mi 2.88 - alt. mi 2.88 - Arrive at the summit.
4 : mi 3.13 - alt. mi 3.13 - Continue due south.
5 : mi 3.35 - alt. mi 3.35 - Return to the GR9.
D/A : mi 4.8 - alt. mi 4.8

Useful Information

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