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Preparing for your outing

Before leaving, be aware that you will evolve in a preserved space whose future also depends on the actions of each of us !

Depending on the place, the time of day, the season... we will encounter species and habitats that may be more or less sensitive to our presence.

Sensitive why?

Mainly because each species has its own life cycle and some periods are more critical than others (e.g. rearing young in birds).

Then, because some environments are demanding and require special adaptations (cliffs, for example, are like deserts, it can be very hot during the day and very cold at night).

Finally, because many of us sometimes go to the same places and we are not always aware of it.

For all these reasons, the protected areas offer information tools on the scale of the Alpine arc.

On Vercors Rando sensitive areas are displayed on the map when you access the "sensitive area" section.

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A few simple recommendations:

"Vercors outdoor" presents a selection of official and signposted routes in the field. Get the map-guide (one map per sector of the Park) to find your way around (map-guides on sale in all Tourist Offices).

  • Get informed before leaving (weather, regulations, etc.)
  •  Leave no trace : Carry out what you carry indechets 
  •  The fire destroyed several Vercors forests : fire is not permitted feu
  • For the tranquility of herds and wildlife, KEEP DOGS ON A LEASH.
    (they are prohibited in the Hauts Plateaux Nature Reserve, in some sensitive natural areas, in some mountain pastures, even on a leash)chiens
    Consult the map of the Vercors mountain pastures HERE.
  • Water is scarce in the Vercors : BE FORESEEING, BRING THE NECESSARY WATER.
    Check out the source info HERE.
  • Some flowers benefit from full protection, find out HERE ! For the most common species, the rule is to take only what the hand can hold. Gathering can lead to the scarcity and in the worst case to the disappearance of the most threatened
  • The bivouac is tolerated between 7 p.m. and 9 a.m.:

    A network of open shelters with free access is important in the Vercors: consult the website

  • In winter, the mountain becomes more involved: BE PREPARED FOR IT and KNOW HOW TO EVALUATE THE TERRAIN.
    Many of the routes described are not accessible with the snow or can be dangerous (in the event of a slope and the formation of ice) particularly the eastern edge of the Vercors (passes and pass which access the Trièves in particular)


  • Trail markers :