The Vallon du Paradis
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The Vallon du Paradis

The Vallon du Paradis

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Discover the unspoiled nature of the Vallon du Paradis, from the Abbey of Valcroissant you will walk along the slopes of the Glandasse mountain.
Between shady paths and balcony passages on the slopes of the Glandasse, this superb hike makes you discover the surroundings of the abbey of Valcroissant (former Cistercian abbey), at the bottom of a lush valley between the valley of Drôme and Glandasse which Dominates you.

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The Mountain of Glandasse is particularly appreciated of the ibexes that were gradually reintroduced in the Vercors, from 1989.This majestic hoof can weigh up to 120 kilos, with horns that can exceed 90 cm (for males). Sexual dimorphism is important. The males are provided with a goatee and above all imposing horns arched and adorned with beads. Those of the females are much shorter. The coat of males is generally darker than that of females, varying from chocolate brown to gray depending on the season.
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Departure from the Abbey of Valcroissant (parking), you are at one of the many entrance doors allowing access to the Reserve Naturel des Hauts Plateaux du Vercors. The hike starts with a very progressive ascent to the crossroads Le Fays 1. Continue towards Les Quatres Chemins 2, then Le Comptoir à Moutons 3 by a very nice path with numerous points of view which leads to Col Fauchard 4. From there, always following the yellow-green markings, the itinerary goes down slightly to the Col de l'Abbaye 5. Take the direction of Pas de la Roche 7 by the GR 95 (white-red markings), go to the crossroads L'Allier 6 and then take the forest track for a moment. At Pas de la Roche, finish the circuit by the small road that leads to the car park of the Abbey.
Departure : Abbey of Valcroissant (parking nearby)
Arrival : Abbey of Valcroissant (parking nearby)
Towns crossed : Die, Laval-d'Aix

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Sensitive areas

Along your trek, you will go through sensitive areas related to the presence of a specific species or environment. In these areas, an appropriate behaviour allows to contribute to their preservation. For detailed information, specific forms are accessible for each area.
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This circuit is especially recommended in summer due to strong heat, given its exposure (lots of shaded areas).

Attention, make sure to park well in the parking recommended to hikers and not in the parking reserved for guests of the Abbey located on the left!

Information desks

Rue des Jardins, 26150 Die

04 75 22 03 03

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Access and parking

From the town of Die, take the D238 then go through the places "Maladerie" and "Plot, Sallière, Graton" then "Serre Jean" towards the Abbey of Valcroissant "

Parking :

Large parking at the end of the road

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