The Saffrières via Ranc des Gardes

The Saffrières via Ranc des Gardes

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Located between the Petits and the Grands Goulets, this circuit makes you discover the charms of Echevis and its valley.
Between countryside and under wood, dominated by spectacular cliffs, this walk makes you discover the beautiful and wild valley of Vernaison, gateway to the Vercors.


Departure of Echevis (in front of the church), direction Châtelus, cross the departmental road (pay attention to the cars!) And join the crossroads Binla 1.

Turn right into the hamlet of Chardière, then take the path and cross the Bayard combe (well follow the yellow and green markings) to Ranc des Gardes 2.

From there, you have the possibility either to go down directly to Binla to rally the village of Echevis, or to continue your discovery by joining Les Saffrières 3 to start the descent to Pont d'Echevis 4.

Attention, from here the return to Echevis takes place along the departmental road on a small kilometer (the greatest caution is therefore de rigueur!)
  • Departure : Echevis
  • Arrival : Echevis
  • Towns crossed : Echevis and Châtelus


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Attention, from the Pont d'Echevis, the return to Echevis takes place along the departmental road on a small kilometer (the greatest caution is de rigueur!)

You may pass through pet parks along your hike. Thank you for closing the gates behind you and respect the tranquility of the herds.

Use the passageways to cross the fences, close the gates and barriers, stay on the marked paths.

Stay on the marked paths is also respect private property.

Information desks

13 Place de l'Eglise, 26190 Saint-Jean-en-Royans 75 48 61 39

Access and parking

From Pont-en-Royans, follow the D518 towards Echevis.

From Les Baraques en Vercors, take the D518 towards Echevis, through the tunnel of Grands Goulets.

Parking :

Parking village (next to the town hall)

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