Le Percy from Clelles
Walk 6079

Country - France

Region - Isere (38) - Parc Naturel Régional du Vercors

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 9.0 km / 5.6 miles

Ascent - 100 metres / 330 feet

Descent - 100 metres / 330 feet

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Starting from the small commune of Clelles, the walk offers a quiet ramble with some excellent views to the western flank of the Ecrins National Park. Using a mixture of tracks and public roads the walking is easy and relaxing. Note that there are drinks and food in Clelles but nowhere else on the walk.

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Start from the square in the centre of Clelles. Follow the road (D252) leading to the N75 south. After just over half a kilometre you reach Teysonnieres where you take the track forking left. This leads across country to Pontou in a further 1.4 kilometres. Turn left here for Longefonds which you soon reach by the church.

Turn right onto the minor road. Quickly reaching a t-junction take the track opposite. This leads to Les Bachats where you join the road again for the last section into Le Percy with its fine church domination the scene. The village has many fine buildings typical of the area and offers a fine view east towards the Ecrins.

The return route follows the outward walk.

Suggested Maps

- IGN Carte de Randonnée - Villard-de-Lans, Mont Aguille, PNR du Vercors - 1:25000 Sheet 3236 OT

- Promenades et Randonnees - Le Trieves: Autour de Clelles. Available in the excellent Tourist Office in Clelles.

Digital Mapping

French IGN mapping is available in digital format by area and 'cut your own' maps. For more information and availabilty go to the Anquet website.

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