Belledonne is a land of hiking by excellence, with still wild landscapes.
For a few days or weeks the most courageous, must dare thenoumerous trails and explore the wonderfull panoramas and life in the Alps.
FOR FANS OF HIGH ALTITUDE
The full crossing of the Belledonne massif is a technical and committed trail, alternating trails and high mountain that will allow you to hike with gorgeous panoramas. This alpine route combines difficulties: steep trails, altitude (15 passes at more than 2000 m), level difference, percentage of slope … but the reward is worth the effort with 30 lakes of altitude, 4 panoramic peaks and a “Mountain experience”guaranteed. A trail for savvy trailers at the foot of the mountains!
FOR RUNNERS IN SEARCH OF WILD PATHS AND LITTLE TRAVELED
This trail allows the discovery of the northern part of the masiff! A trail for trail-lovers who want to experience adventure, but chilly at the thought of spending a night outside.
FOR TRAILERS WISHING TO TRY THEIR HAND AT THE TECHNICAL TRAILS OF BELLEDONNE
This path is much more accessible than the other two. There are no off-piste areas like on previous trails, but rather a monotracesroute. Nevertheless is technical, the progression is quite difficult but is done on foot! The strength of this course is to evolve on 4 main ridges at 2000m altitude and offers a unique panorama of the day on all the Alps and Mont Blanc.
AN INVITATION TO TRANSHUMANCE
The word “transhumance” comes from the Latin “trans” which means beyond and “humus” which evokes the land, the country. Used to describe the annual migration of herds and shepherds leaving their land in search of new pastures, transhumance has always invited humans to travel to new horizons. Here, you too, can transhume!During the summer season, follow the herds that go up in summer and let yourself be carried away past the passes, through the chain of Belledonne and its wonders.
TAKE THE PATH OF ALPINE PASTURES
Every summer, the alpine pastures of Belledonne are celebrated!Every summer, the Alpine Season in Belledonne invites you to meet up with those who live and work in the mountains, through festive meetings under the sign of sharing and exchange. Whether they are breeders, shepherds, refuges seekers or artists, all are invited to (re) discover the mountain pastures from all angles, in the mountains, in the villages, for a shared meal, a creative workshop, a movie night or surprising encounters with herds.
WALKS IN THE FOREST
The forest covers a large part of the territory of the chain of Belledonne. In order to showcase it in an original way, EBA has chosen five sites in its territory and proposes a magnificent discovery of the forest and its richness in connection with alpine pastures and pastoral activity.
Through a panel of booklets of walks, teaching files and games entirely accessible to all the public, EBA gives you the keys to a (re) discovery of this mountain as beautiful as secret.
DISCOVER THE PROFESSION OF FARMING
Do you want to learn more about local agriculture? How does a farm work? To understand the rural landscape that surrounds you? And you like to walk?
3 circuits of discovery of the Farms of Belledonne await you of firm foot! They were created with the aim of discovering agriculture to the inhabitants of Belledonne and visitors of passage.
Make these circuits autonomous, alone, in family or between friends, thanks to free “notebooks of walk ” in a mailbox at the start of each circuit. Along the route, the notebook will guide you on the route to follow, with observation points. Texts, photos and games for all ages will make you discover in a fun way all you need to know about farms.
Let yourself be guided by this real game of track, following the tags and the map of the circuit. You will learn a lot of things about the history and the heritage of these grounds, the life of the animals, the different works of the farm.
Will you recognize the leaves of trees, count the number of haystacks needed to feed a herd for 6 months? Will you want to taste the good products of farms back home by following the original recipes? To find out, do not wait anymore, put on a good pair of shoes and come discover the circuits! Small curls or bigger walks, there’s something for everyone!