The vertiginous Himalayan footbridges at Monteynard-Avignonet lake

offer a breathtaking view over the lake and the Trièves, Matheysine and Vercors summits. Discover the sensations (in complete security) and the chance of a thrilling aerial walk whatever your age! Respectively 180 m and 220 m long, these two Himalyan footbridges crossing the Ebron and the Drac were built in August 2007. They will let you walk at dizzying heights of between 45 and 85 metres above the water! Cross for an unusual and sensational experience, in complete security.

La passerelle de l'Ebron au dessus du lac de Monteynard-Avignonet - ©OT Trièves Passerelle himalayenne de l'Ebron au lac de Monteynard - ©OT Trièves Passerelle du Drac au dessus du lac de Monteynard-Avignonet - ©Emmanuel Breteau Sur la passerelle du lac de Monteynard Avignonet au dessus du Drac - ©M.Pelletier

A change of scenery

These metal footbridges suspended between sky and water link the Trièves to the Matheysine, from Mayres-Savel or Treffort. This mainly forest itinerary is spectacular and contrasted, with superb view points of the lake, the Sénépi (1,769 m) and the Vercors. In the high season, it is possible to do a circuit, with a boat transfer. The itinerary is, however, accessible, all year round as a return trip. The full 12 km circuit with a short boat crossing will take around 4 hr 30 if you are a good walker, and 2 hr 30 if you are an accomplished mountain biker, With young children, opt for the return trip to the Ebron footbridge. It is much shorter, but concentrates all the ingredients for a sensational nature escape.

A multi-activity lake

The kingdom of Aeolus, the wind god, Monteynard-Avignonet lake was born after the construction of a dam. With 18 kilometres of navigable waters, it rapidly became the paradise for European kite surfers and windsurfers. In this setting, not unlike the Norwegian fjords, embark on the Mira for a mini cruise on these turquoise waters, or opt for a dinghy or a stand-up paddle for an aquatic trip with panoramic views.

Passerelle himalayenne de l'Ebron - ©O.Zanardi