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Le Sentier des Vautours

  • Author: Stami

Cirque d'Archiane

Walk from the picturesque hamlet of Archiane to the majestic cliffs of the Cirque d'Archiane, between rocks, boxwood and scrub. The Cirque d’Archiane is a suitable habitat for the four species of vultures that occur in the Vercors. The vertical limestone cliffs face south, making them ideally located to build a nest and to take off. Along the way you have beautiful views.

Distance: 6 km.

Time: 2h30.

Grade: Moderate.

Type: Circular.

Gps Track: Yes.

Route description: Yes.

Wheelchair: Not suitable.

Dog: Allowed.

Height gain: 366 meters.

Trail: 98% unpaved.

Marking: GR93 and Yellow-Green.

Hiking shoes recommended.


Cirque d'Archiane.

The walk starts in the hamlet of Archiane and follows the GR93 in the direction of the Combe de l’Aubaise. You leave the GR93 at L'Aubaise and you continue in the direction of the viewpoint. Along the way you have incredible views and the vultures are never far away. With good binoculars you can see the resting and nesting places of these impressive birds. You reach a place called Pédane at the end of the Cirque. This is the turning point of the walk and you continue in the direction of Archiane.

Cirque d'Archiane

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Take binoculars along.

Map & Poi's.

POI 1 - Cirque d'Archiane.

The Cirque d'Archiane is a natural cirque in the south of the Vercors massif. In 1989 and 1990 the capricorn was relocated here. Three lamb vultures were reintroduced in 2010 and more than fifty pairs of griffon vultures have their nests here.

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