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Arbonne-la-Forêt walk posted on 10/07/11 by marcopo. Update : 11/08/18

Technical sheet

**Waypoints :****D/A** : km 0 - alt. km 0**1** : km 1.7 - alt. km 1.7**2** : km 2.62 - alt. km 2.62**3** : km 3.71 - alt. km 3.71**4** : km 6.03 - alt. km 6.03**5** : km 7 - alt. km 7**6** : km 9.07 - alt. km 9.07**7** : km 10.76 - alt. km 10.76**8** : km 12.04 - alt. km 12.04**9** : km 13.45 - alt. km 13.45**10** : km 14.16 - alt. km 14.16**11** : km 14.5 - alt. km 14.5**12** : km 15.04 - alt. km 15.04**13** : km 16.92 - alt. km 16.92**D/A** : km 18.15 - alt. km 18.15

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8.04km
+94m
-86m
2h30
Average

Starting point in Noisy-sur-École - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

Starting point in Noisy-sur-École - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

A course over hills, with beautiful views of the Massif des Trois Pignons. Passages on platières in the middle of the moor with an unobstructed view, interspersed with passages in undergrowth and amid boulders. A varied, rather sporty hike.

N.B. The drop is probably underestimated: expect something more in the order of 300 metres.

14.56km
+214m
-212m
4h40
Difficult

Starting point in Le Vaudoué - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

Starting point in Le Vaudoué - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

As the name suggests, is this route ascends 25 mounds that form a circuit of the of the Trois Pignons forest. A hike amid the rocks that makes an excellent training run before mountain hikes in the summer.

**N.B. The elevation is underestimated: between 800 and 900 metres total cumulative change in altitude.** It’s difficult to find a larger change in altitude in the Ile-de-France, unless you want to take the steps up and down the Eiffel Tower three times on the trot. Expect to be walking for 6 to 7 hours.

11.93km
+144m
-140m
3h45
Average

Starting point in Noisy-sur-École - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

Starting point in Noisy-sur-École - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

The Massif des Trois Pignons is situated on the edge of Fontainebleau forest. The walk takes you past the Rocher des Guetteurs, the Sables du Cul du Chien, the Diplodocus, and the Rocher de la Tortue.

11.69km
+129m
-130m
3h40
Average

Starting point in Fontainebleau - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

Starting point in Fontainebleau - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

Fontainebleau forest is one of the most beautiful French forests thanks to its varied landscapes and, in particular, its sandstone blocks. This hike circles the Apremont gorges along the Colinet-Denecourt path N°6 and lets you enjoy it in all its beauty and fragility, the latter due both to natural erosion and human use, and is near the Paris region.

14.18km
+128m
-128m
4h20
Average

Starting point in Fontainebleau - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

Starting point in Fontainebleau - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

Depart from the Maison Forestière de Maintenon for a 16 km walk.

5.7km
+52m
-52m
1h45
Average

Starting point in Fontainebleau - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

Starting point in Fontainebleau - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

Starting from an old retreat which has been visited since the 11th century, this hike allows you to explore the Gorges de Franchard and the surrounding areas. Winding through rocks and several rock shelters such as the well-known Antre des Druides.

N.B. The difference in altitude is probably higher than stated: roughly 100 metres and a 2 hour walk.

10.05km
+72m
-76m
3h05
Average

Starting point in Fontainebleau - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

Starting point in Fontainebleau - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

From the Ermitage de Franchard, this is a very varied hike which will take you past old sandstone quarries, the Gorges du Houx and the charming Mare aux Pigeons. On the route are several vast viewing points, numerous spectacular rocks and the curious Grotte du Serment cave.

N.B. The elevation and the time shown appear to be under-estimated: count on about 250 meters and 4 hours of walking.

7.72km
+43m
-34m
2h20
Average

Starting point in Noisy-sur-École - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

Starting point in Noisy-sur-École - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

A pretty hike in the Massif des Trois Pignons, on the edge of Fontainebleau forest.

24.03km
+208m
-217m
7h20
Difficult

Starting point in Fontainebleau - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

Starting point in Fontainebleau - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

Long but very nice hike station to station in the Forest of Fontainebleau. It goes through several viewpoints, ponds, little known corners, stunning scenery.

7.29km
+111m
-113m
2h20
Easy

Starting point in Avon - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

Starting point in Avon - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

It is a short, relatively easy circuit exploring some curiosities of the forest of Fontainebleau around the Avon SNCF train station, namely the views over the Croix du Calvaire, the Sponge Rock, Denecourt Tower and fountains. One could also call it the fountain circuit.

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