Mount Rachais from Frette

A Quaix-en-Chartreuse walk posted on 19/05/14 by gl38. Update : 04/05/16

Mount Rachais, from the hamlet of Frette, situated on its far northern side.

Technical sheet
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h55[?]
Distance Distance : 4.66mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 1040ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 1020ft
Highest point Highest point : 3373ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 2500ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Areas Areas : Alps, Chartreuse
Location Location : Quaix-en-Chartreuse (38950)
Starting point Starting point : N 45.244255° / E 5.739136°
Map IGN Map (Click to buy) : Ref. 3335OTR
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Description

Park in Frette in the car park behind the bus stop (D).

Take Chemin du Rachais opposite you.
(1) After the last house, do not climb up to the antenna, but instead take the path on the left which looks more like a ditch than a path.
You will quickly reach a real path. Take note of the crossroads for the return.
Ignore two paths which branch off to the right.

(2) On the ridge, you will join a wide path, which you take to the right. At this point too, you need to locate the crossroads for the return.

(3) You will arrive at a signpost with several arrows - follow the arrow for "Mont Rachais".
The path roughly follows the ridge up to the summit indicated on the sign (4). Make sure you don't miss the view which opens up on the balcony on the left.

You return to Frette via the same path (A).

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. mi 0
1 : mi 0.23 - alt. mi 0.23 - Turn left after the last house
2 : mi 0.71 - alt. mi 0.71 - Turn right on the ridge
3 : mi 1.05 - alt. mi 1.05 - At the signpost, head to "Mont Rachais".
4 : mi 2.34 - alt. mi 2.34 - Summit indicated by the signpost
D/A : mi 4.66 - alt. mi 4.66

Useful Information

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During the walk or to do/see around

If you continue towards the north on the path along the ridge of Rachais, you will reach an old ruined battery, hence the name of the path, and a bit further on you will reach the buildings of the Office for Atomic Energy which is dedicated to magnetometry.

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