After asking my Instagram followers about my blog, I got some feedback and in particular your desire to know more about the hikes I do. So I’m inaugurating this “hiking” category with the Pas du Serpaton, in Gresse-en-Vercors, which I did on snowshoes this winter and which offers a beautiful view of the Vercors, the Trièves, the Matheysine, Belledonne, the Taillefer, the Dévoluy and you can also see the Écrins in the distance!
Departure from Gresse-En-Vercors
Departure from the car park on the square of the charming village of Gresse-en-Vercors. When you arrive in Gresse, it is located on your left (altitude 1193m).
Take the Prévallon path
Retrace your steps to the crossroads of the loop and take the Prévallon path. Continue straight ahead until you reach a small path in the forest that will lead you up the mountain.
Continue straight on at the crossroads
This path may seem a bit steep but it is worth it! You arrive at a completely clear view, a small crossroads (N44.907310° / E 5.584745° Altitude: 1502m) with a beautiful view of the eastern balcony of the Vercors and even a view of Mont Aiguille. Just keep going straight on and continue along the path to the Col du Serpaton.
Arrival at the Col du Serpaton
At the pass, a magnificent view is offered to you: the Vercors, the Trièves, the Matheysine, Belledonne, the Taillefer, the Dévoluy and the Ecrins in the background! (altitude 1586m).
It is a very nice hike to do, both in winter and in summer (in summer, there are pastures which do not prevent hiking). For the more courageous, it is also possible to make a loop which allows you to get even closer to the Mont Aiguille 🙂
You will then have to continue along the path to the right in the direction of Mont-Aiguille and then descend on the other side of the mountain to reach the car park in Gresse-en-Vercors.
You can get more information from the Gresse-en-Vercors Tourist Office here!