Sports leisure

GR® 738 - The High Crossing of Belledonne


About us

The Haute Traversée de Belledonne GR® 738, otherwise known as the Sentier des bergers for its pastoral character, is a full crossing of the Belledonne range that can be done in 11 days to explore the mountain pastures.

This integral crossing can also be done partially (north, center or south part). Around the crossing, there are also two Tours de Pays: the Tour du Pays d'Allevard and the Tour of the 7 Laux lakes.

⚠ Closure, by municipal decree since 20/06/2022 and until further notice, of the walking and hiking access to the GR®738 portion between Lac du Crozet and Col de la Pra, following a landslide (see map for download).

  • Spoken languages French

Pratical information

  • Activities on site
    • Pedestrian sports
    • Hiking route


  • Cumulative elevation 11000m
  • Distance 127km


From: 15 / 06 / 24 To: 15 / 09 / 24

  • Monday : Open
  • Tuesday : Open
  • Wednesday : Open
  • Thursday : Open
  • Friday : Open
  • On Saturday: Open
  • Sunday: Open

Recommended equipment per day:
♦ Hiking shoes
♦ Depending on the weather: a hat or cap, sunscreen, sunglasses and/or rain gear, walking sticks, meat bag, flashlight, toiletries, warm fleece, hat if the weather is bad. fresh, (windproof, Gore-Tex, …)
♦ Backpack with water bladder or 2 liter water bottle
♦ Snacks

Contact & Access

38220 Vizille