Himalayan footbridges of Monteynard

A Treffort walk posted on 05/08/14 by Bisserain73. Update : 02/02/18

This is a hike that starts with a ferry crossing.
The objective is to take the two elegant bridges.
The first bridge crosses the Drac.
The second bridge crosses the Ebron.
Satisfactory markings.

Technical sheet
Calculated time Calculated time: 5h25[?]
Distance Distance : 15.37km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 445m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 438m
Highest point Highest point : 690m
Lowest point Lowest point : 472m
Average Difficulty : Average
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : Alps
Location Location : Treffort (38650)
Starting point Starting point : N 44.906835° / E 5.672175°

Description

Start at the Treffort pier (1).
The ferry crossing lasts fifteen to twenty minutes, and the ferry’s captain provides a commentary.

After disembarking in Mayres-Savel, head south-east along a path that then joins up with the D116A road.
Follow the road for a few hundred metres then after a turn take a path on the right (markings: Drac footbridge).
Soon after, the trail will turn into pleasant path. The bridge over the Drac will soon come into view.
Continue as far as the bridge and cross its 220 m length (2).
Once on the other side, continue on the path on the right.
This long winding path heads into the forest leading down a road near the village of Villarnet.
Head towards the village, but before reaching it, take a path left that quickly joins with another road above Villarnet.
Cross the road and take a long path through the forest with, the trees occasionally clear providing views to the north of Lake Monteynard Avignonet and picnic opportunities.
Lookout point on the Brion bridge and, shortly after, arrive on the 180 m long footbridge that crosses the Ebron. Reach the opposite shore from north by a path that meets up with a nice track.
Along the way you follow the lake shore.
Cross the beach car park.
Take a short stretch of road to bypass private property. In a turn off the road and while crossing a meadow, you will come across the car park.

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. km 0 - Lac de Monteynard-Avignonet
1 : km 3.47 - alt. km 3.47
2 : km 6.31 - alt. km 6.31 - Passerelle sur le Drac
3 : km 10.92 - alt. km 10.92 - Passerelle sur L'Ebron
4 : km 12.02 - alt. km 12.02 - Itinerary options
5 : km 13.98 - alt. km 13.98 - Take the road
D/A : km 15.37 - alt. km 15.37

Useful Information

Start the walk by taking the ferry, timing your crossing with the ferry timetable; it would be a shame to be stuck on the opposite bank.
From Treffort you can also head in the opposite direction, but do pay attention to the ferry timetable for the return journey.
There is also the option to leave from Mayres-Savel or any other location near a road.
Paying car park in Treffort.
Book your ferry crossing in advance, there is a fare for the crossing.

We advise taking IGN maps with you on this walk. Click here to buy : 3336OTR.

Click here to see how to reach the starting point.

Hikideas and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

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