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Looking for thrills? Come and discover Isère in a different way


For adrenaline junkies, Isère is full of entertainment, an opportunity for young and old to go beyond their limits and discover numerous leisure activities. Between climbing, tyrolean traverse, paragliding and even caving, you'll have plenty of thrills! On land, in the air or in the water, discover our selection of outdoor activities.

In the Vercors massif :

An unexpected haven of peace, located between the Isère and the Drôme, the Vercors massif, dominated by the Grand Veymont, is a breath of fresh air. A small paradise for all kinds of activities in winter as well as in summer.

Come and take off in a hot air balloon and admire the spectacular view of the Vercors massif and the Alps. The pilots, who are used to flying over the peaks and who know the landscapes by heart, promise you a "suspended" moment, as if out of time...

©Phil Riot
© ©Phil Riot

The giant zip line of Zipline Vercors in Méaudre offers you a unique aerial sliding experience. With a length of 1250 metres and a height difference of 250 metres, suspended in the void and comfortably installed, you will descend at up to 70km/h and discover the Vercors in panoramic mode!

If you are not afraid of speed, take advantage of your stay to try canyoning. Here you can discover a powerful mineral world while facing the forces of nature. A concentration of waterfalls that you can jump over, slides, tyrolean traverse... tunnels with a "caving" atmosphere. Through this playful activity, you will discover magnificent sites, wild and unusual landscapes.

And for even more activities: https://www.vercors-experience.com/evenements-activites-vercors.html

From the Oisans massif :

Located between the departments of Isère and Hautes-Alpes, this magnificent little corner of the Alps has an exceptional diversity of landscapes. Between vast plateaus, green valleys, lakes, waterfalls and glaciers, it is the most grandiose of the Alpine massifs.

An unusual way to discover this massif, the "via ferrata" is a safe sports route in a vertical environment, situated in a rock face equipped with metal elements (steel cables, ladders, ramps, etc.). A few vertical passages allow you to learn the basics of climbing and to get used to the feeling of emptiness. Reserved for those who are not afraid of heights.

"In Oisans, the vertical playgrounds are inexhaustible and climbing is a fascinating and exhilarating game. In an exceptional setting, this is an introduction to the joys of climbing. The high mountain guides will help you discover the most beautiful routes in complete safety.

For those who want to be close to the peaks, paragliding is the ideal sport. A discovery flight in tandem or flights in autonomy, to feel the exhilaration of freedom in the air. At eagle's height, above the highest peaks, such as the Queen Meije which culminates at an altitude of more than 3,980 metres.

And for water sports, let yourself be tempted by a cocktail of white water, between rafting, hydrospeed, tubing, hot dog or canyoning, a range of activities awaits you.

And for even more activities: https://www.oisans.com/a-voir-a-faire/activites-sportives

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© Focus Outdoor
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© Focus Outdoor-2

From the Belledonne massif :

As a backdrop to Grenoble and Chambéry, Belledonne is a life-size postcard. It offers an immense variety of landscapes and as many possibilities of escape, from the most gentle to the most sporting.

You will be able to ride down the slopes on a "mountainboard", an all-terrain board that is a hybrid of a snowboard, a skateboard and a mountain bike. You can enjoy the feeling of sliding without having to force yourself and without having an exceptional level. For the more experienced, the free ride downhill allows you to get the most out of the sensations.

Cycling enthusiasts, Belledonne offers you the opportunity to climb the passes on a road bike, to ride on forest trails, or to go for breathtaking descents on a mountain bike. You will undoubtedly have great sensations with downhill mountain biking on the Belledonne massif. Natural obstacles to overcome, mastery of balance, technical training, everyone finds a playground to enjoy downhill mountain biking.

To defy gravity and spend an unforgettable night, we try a "portaledge" bivouac. Clinging to the cliff, the portaledge is nothing more nor less than a basic platform that you hang directly above the void. Sitting on the edge of this platform, barefoot in the void, you can enjoy the landscape. Unusual and impressive sensations guaranteed!

And for even more activities: https://www.destination-belledonne.com/selon-mes-envies/image

From the Chartreuse massif:

The Chartreuse massif is a little jewel that stretches between Grenoble, Voiron and Chambéry. From the age-old paths to the celestial plateaus, from the natural alpine pastures to the crests of its summits, travel through the most beautiful panoramas of the massif.

The caves of the Chartreuse, as well as its immense underground network, make it a favourite terrain for caving enthusiasts. Very famous, La Dent de Crolles is a magnificent rocky peak which culminates at 2,062 metres, with its maze of underground galleries it is the reference in terms of caving adventure in the Chartreuse. For thrill-seekers, discover "acrospeleo", a mix between via ferrata and caving: zip lines, monkey bridges, abseiling... are just waiting for you.

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© S&M Booth-Inspiration

The Chartreuse regional park has many take-off points for paragliding. Paragliding is an outdoor activity par excellence, allowing you to fly over the mountain landscapes and discover the splendours of the Chartreuse. "To admire a spectacle like you have never seen before, come in September for the Coupe Icare! On the programme: thrills, colours and laughter!

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And for even more activities: https://www.chartreuse-tourisme.com/destination/le-blog/massif-de-la-chartreuse-notre-top-5-des-activites-outdoor/


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