The Vercors to the rhythm of footsteps
Snowshoeing allows you to take your time and contemplate the landscape as you go. Much more accessible than ski touring, snowshoeing is the ideal way to explore the high snow. Whether you're planning a stroll lasting a few hours or a raid lasting several days, snowshoeing will satisfy Sunday strollers as well as adventurers in search of the wilderness.
In this article, we provide you with all the information you need to embark on a snowshoe trekking adventure in the Vercors. Get ready to discover breathtaking landscapes and experience unforgettable moments!
Why snowshoe in the Vercors?
The Vercors and its canyon landscapes are an ideal playground for snowshoeing. As well as having good snow cover, the Vercors plateau is not too steep. If you don't venture out on a climb, the slopes remain gentle, making them ideal for snowshoeing.
What's more, the Vercors is a parade of breathtaking views. With its famous Mont Aiguille, the Grand Veymont and all these cliffs, it's hard to find a landscape like this anywhere else in France.
Last but not least, the Vercors offers day-long snowshoe treks as well as multi-day hikes. There are plenty of small, unguarded refuges where you can shelter for the night by the fire. These refuges are magnificent and mean you don't have to pack a tent. With its panoramic views and varied routes, the Vercors is the ideal place for an unforgettable snowshoeing adventure.
Which gîte for snowshoeing in the Vercors?
Our favourite 😍
There's an inn in the Vercors called Hostel Quartier Libre. L'Auberge was launched by a group of intrepid young people in the form of a cooperative. It is a dynamic place to live, based on a foundation of strong values. Through their hostel, they defend a rural project at the service of regional tourism. The team at the hostel will be delighted to tell you all about the day's snowshoeing. Snowshoes can also be hired.
In short, a place where life is good, nestling on the cliffs of the Vercors.
What equipment should I take with me?
For a day's snowshoeing, you'll need :
- Walking sticks
- Your snowshoes
- A 20L bag
- 2-litre water bottle
- Breathable clothing (three-layer system)
- A down jacket
- A windproof jacket
- Good walking boots
- Your picnic + snacks
- Your sunglasses + sun cream
Snowshoeing in the Vercors with a guide
Would you like to undertake a winter adventure over several days? Would you like to benefit from the knowledge and experience of a guide? Contact DiscoveRent we offer snowshoeing holidays to discover nature at walking pace. Interested in such an adventure? You can find all our expeditions on www.discoverent.com