The Tour des Coulmes (nordic)
The skier explores a wild territory combining nature and culture. The site of the Goulandière is a very beautiful illustration; Magnificently located, it allows to enrich itself by discovering the heritage of the forest of Coulmes.
From the Goulandière refuge, continue along the GR 9, leaving on the right the path that runs along the Siva. After a hundred meters, leave on the left the GR of country that joins Presles. Continue north towards Beauregard 3 (1255 m) then Pra l'Etang 4 (1245 m). Reach the refuge of the Serre du Sâtre 5 (1354 m) located on the route of the GR 9.
From the refuge of the Serre du Sâtre, take the cross-country ski trails for a hundred meters. Then join Les Gelinottes 6 (1340 m). Leave the traced tracks and follow the markings of the GR to the Chargeoir. From the refuge to the Chargeoir, count about 30 minutes of descent.
More information on Nordic Walking
Nordic walking is a respectful and responsible practice. Before you jump into the field, train yourself.
Access and parking
From Pont en Royans, take the gorges of the Bourne towards Villard de Lans, in the hamlet of Balme de Rencurel, turn left to join Rencurel (see above).
From Grenoble you can also take the D35 called Route des Ecouges, continue past the Col de Romeyrer, until the entrance of Rencurel. Take at the entrance of the village the road on the right which leads towards the hamlet of Glénats and then that of Les Ailes. Park at the "Chargeoir" (road terminus in winter).
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