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Walking The Trois Becs ( Download : )
distance 8.77km Vertical gain +916m Vertical drop -920m duration 4h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in La Chaudière - 26 - Drôme

Visit the Trois Becs, the high points of the Forest of Saou.
Correction: the elevation is 750 m instead of the 1071 m described.

Walking Canyon des Gueulards ( Download : )
Canyon des Gueulards
distance 8.02km Vertical gain +450m Vertical drop -446m duration 3h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Omblèze - 26 - Drôme

A complete change of scene in this superb canyon between two narrow cliffs. An unusual place where a crevasse plunges into nowhere, with a peaceful and shady atmosphere between boulders, lichens and ferns.

Himalayan footbridges of Monteynard
distance 15.3km Vertical gain +419m Vertical drop -412m duration 5h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Treffort - 38 - Isère

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.

distance 10.98km Vertical gain +566m Vertical drop -560m duration 4h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saou - 26 - Drôme

The west summit of Saou forest, which marks the beginning (or end) of this forest.

Walking The Pic Saint Michel ( Download : )
distance 8.68km Vertical gain +638m Vertical drop -639m duration 4h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Lans-en-Vercors - 38 - Isère

This easily accessed summit is located on a ridge between the "Vallée de la Gresse" and the Vercors plateau. It offers a breathtaking view on Belledonne, Les Rousses and a bit further Les Ecrins.

Walking Païolive woods ( Download : )
distance 9.16km Vertical gain +163m Vertical drop -156m duration 3h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Les Vans - 07 - Ardèche

Explore a particularly interesting woods above the town of Vans.

Walking Around Rocher Saint-Julien ( Download : )
Around Rocher Saint-Julien
distance 8.54km Vertical gain +477m Vertical drop -473m duration 3h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Buis-les-Baronnies - 26 - Drôme

From Buis-les-Baronnies, walk around the Rocher Saint-Julien enjoying the views of the Baronnies and Mont Ventoux.

Walking The Grand Veymont ( Download : )
The Grand Veymont
distance 20.21km Vertical gain +943m Vertical drop -942m duration 8h00 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Agnan-en-Vercors - 26 - Drôme

A long hike across the Vercors Highlands ("Hauts Plateaux du Vercors"), to reach the Grand Veymont. Breath-taking view of the entire Vercors massif and Mont Aiguille.

distance 9.65km Vertical gain +204m Vertical drop -205m duration 3h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in La Valla-en-Gier - 42 - Loire

An easy walk to enjoy as a family. Very popular in summer, it is worth the detour to admire the panoramic view over the Alps and the summits of Mont Blanc, the Lyonnais mountains and the Giers valley, the Vercors massif and those of northern Vivarais. With a wealth of flowers in spring, you can gather bilberries in August and raspberries in September. Unless you choose to go ski touring or cross-country skiing here in winter.

Walking The Sainte Baume gorges ( Download : )
distance 6.44km Vertical gain +301m Vertical drop -300m duration 2h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Montan - 07 - Ardèche

A splendid medieval village, a hermit and his cave, a valley in the limestone hills and the views of the Rhône Valley and Mont Ventoux.
Prepare yourself for a nice, family-friendly hike, which will suit everyone.

distance 10.45km Vertical gain +247m Vertical drop -251m duration 3h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Laurent-sous-Coiron - 07 - Ardèche

A route starting at a hilltop village, Saint-Laurent-sous-Coiron, with a wonderful, panoramic 180° view over the Ardèche mountains and plains, from Villeneuve de Berg to the Col de l'Escrinet (the Cham du Cros, Rocher d’Abraham, Montagne Sainte-Marguerite, Mont Lozère). In addition, educational panels depicting the history, geology and life on the Coiron adorn this hike.

distance 9.94km Vertical gain +284m Vertical drop -292m duration 3h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Les Déserts - 73 - Savoie

A circuit from Féclaz to the Nivolet Cross overlooking Chambéry.

Walking La Dent de Rez ( Download : )
La Dent de Rez
distance 13.39km Vertical gain +503m Vertical drop -503m duration 5h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Gras - 07 - Ardèche

The high point of Basse-Ardèche, this promontory (719 m) offers a beautiful panorama of the Cévennes, Mont Lozère, the Alps, the Baronnies, Mont Ventoux and the Ridge of Montmirail.

distance 7.32km Vertical gain +337m Vertical drop -321m duration 2h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Germain-la-Chambotte - 73 - Savoie

A loop above lake Bourget for a late afternoon walk.
A walk amid historical sites and beautiful viewpoints.

distance 14.56km Vertical gain +417m Vertical drop -416m duration 5h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Sainte-Paule - 69 - Rhône

From Col du chatoux (or col du Chêne), this hike goes through woods along the ridge line offering wonderful views:
-over the Saône and eastern Beaujolais valleys
- over Azergues Valley to the west.

distance 9.31km Vertical gain +422m Vertical drop -422m duration 3h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Couzon-au-Mont-d'Or - 69 - Rhône

A Short yet tough hike through the Monts d'Or. Very nice in good weather and on dry ground.

Walking The Dolmen path ( Download : )
distance 4.89km Vertical gain +238m Vertical drop -243m duration 2h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Laurent-de-Vaux - 69 - Rhône

This path is very pleasant in the Autumn, with a magnificent view of the monts d'Or, Lyon and the Rhone valley.
This route can be extended in the direction of Yzeron or Thurin.
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distance 4.34km Vertical gain +85m Vertical drop -80m duration 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux - 26 - Drôme

A family-friendly trail that explores the troglodyte village of Barry, one of the finest and largest in France.

Walking The Dent de Moirans ( Download : )
distance 10.71km Vertical gain +339m Vertical drop -340m duration 3h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Montaud (Isère) - 38 - Isère

Easy walk on this “tooth” overlooking the Isère valley and offering an interesting view over the east foothills of Chartreuse.

Walking The "Aulp du Seuil" ( Download : )
distance 7.94km Vertical gain +859m Vertical drop -859m duration 4h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Bernard (Isère) - 38 - Isère

The "Passage de l'Aulp du Seuil" ("Aulp du Seuil" passing): this hike is one of the most beautiful hikes of the Chartreuse massif.

distance 12.23km Vertical gain +311m Vertical drop -306m duration 4h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Yzeron - 69 - Rhône

A very nice circuit around the Monts du Lyonnais to explore the climbing area at Py Froid.

distance 8.32km Vertical gain +223m Vertical drop -223m duration 2h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Ville-sur-Jarnioux - 69 - Rhône

A scenic walk between the mountain passes of Col du Châtoux and Col du Joncin.

distance 6.86km Vertical gain +184m Vertical drop -175m duration 2h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Véranne - 42 - Loire

An easy hike along the ridges of Pilat linking three major summits, via trails through forests and moors. Along the way we discover magnificent views of the Alps, the Massif Central and the Rhône Valley.

Walking Tour of Lake Paladru ( Download : )
Tour of Lake Paladru
distance 17.88km Vertical gain +449m Vertical drop -447m duration 6h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Charavines - 38 - Isère

A day's walk, quite lovely and varied. You start by going through the Grand Platon Forest, then going along the south-east bank of the lake with beautiful views over the lake. You change banks and go along the Feydelière and Véronnière marshes ('Marais' - protected sites). The return is via the north-west bank of the lake with beautiful views over Chartreuse and, if the weather is clear, Mont Blanc.

Walking Taillefer Ridge ( Download : )
distance 7.19km Vertical gain +448m Vertical drop -444m duration 3h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Duingt - 74 - Haute-Savoie

An atypical route through bushes and over the lake.

distance 10.54km Vertical gain +468m Vertical drop -465m duration 4h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Piégon - 26 - Drôme

In the mountains of the Baronnies, imagine a lost hamlet inhabited by giants... Skeletons with very long shins were found in the crypt of the chapel. They are the source of the name of the locality.

distance 4.69km Vertical gain +332m Vertical drop -323m duration 2h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Pancrasse - 38 - Isère

Short family-friendly walk with a magnificent view, manageable on foot or on snowshoes.

Walking The Ibie Balconies ( Download : )
distance 10.83km Vertical gain +362m Vertical drop -358m duration 3h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc - 07 - Ardèche

A walk amid holm oaks along the capricious Ibie river, whose water doesn’t always flow overground.

Walking Grand Colombier cross ( Download : )
distance 12.89km Vertical gain +417m Vertical drop -417m duration 4h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Corbonod - 01 - Ain

A summit and vistas in a site dominated by pastures.

Walking The peak of Chenavari ( Download : )
distance 15.24km Vertical gain +548m Vertical drop -550m duration 5h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Meysse - 07 - Ardèche

A beautiful hike with a great diversity of the volcanic Coiron landscape. The top of this volcanic peak offers a view over the Castle of Rochemaure and the Rhône Valley, the Lavezon valley, the Baronnies, Mont Ventoux, and the Vercors.

Mount Gerbier de Jonc (1551 m), around it and up it
distance 15.77km Vertical gain +626m Vertical drop -620m duration 6h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Sainte-Eulalie - 07 - Ardèche

This trail goes around and climbs up the Gerbier de Jonc whose summit offers a view over the Ardèche mountains.

distance 8.52km Vertical gain +484m Vertical drop -490m duration 3h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Tournon-sur-Rhône - 07 - Ardèche

A nice family-friendly walk in the forest which starts from Duzon bridge leading to a galaxy of stones at the Cuves de Duzon, a geological curiosity. The river has effectively bored out several “cauldrons" and flows through a narrow crevice that the path follows.

distance 11.31km Vertical gain +568m Vertical drop -566m duration 4h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Treschenu-Creyers - 26 - Drôme

A hike in Drôme and Isère, but starting from the Vercors drômois side.

The Vallon de Combau and the Tête Chevalière at 1951m. A panoramic view over the Trièves valley.
During the months of May and June, the Vallon du Combau is must-visit destination, where you can enjoy the flora and fauna, particularly marmottes.
A relatively easy hike up to the Pas de l'Essaure pass, then a little more difficult.

distance 14.69km Vertical gain +403m Vertical drop -403m duration 5h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hotonnes - 01 - Ain

An easy loop along Retord Plateau taking you past the "Gouffre de la Bauche" sinkhole and the "Crêt du Nu" viewpoint.

distance 11.14km Vertical gain +820m Vertical drop -814m duration 5h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Châtelus (Isère) - 38 - Isère

Very nice hike without any difficulty, with stunning views of the Pas des Voutes, Pas de la Charmate and Pas de l'Allier.

The Sentier des Granges trail
distance 13.93km Vertical gain +744m Vertical drop -741m duration 5h45 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Laboule - 07 - Ardèche

At the heart of the Monts D’Ardèche Regional Natural Park, Laboule is the ideal starting point for a walk with a variety of contrasting atmospheres. At the summit of the Sentier des Granges trail there is an unparalleled panoramic view (Mont Blanc, Mont Ventoux, Mont Bouquet, Mont Lozère...) a day’s walk across the third-highest summit of the Cévennes range (at 1,548 m) with its rocky mountains and luminous rivers.

distance 13.07km Vertical gain +490m Vertical drop -489m duration 4h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Chamelet - 69 - Rhône

A lovely, easy walk through the woods above Chamelet.

Saracen Caves - Ruins of Béconne
distance 6.94km Vertical gain +351m Vertical drop -344m duration 2h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Roche-Saint-Secret-Béconne - 26 - Drôme

The Saracen Caves at the ruins of the old village of Béconne provide a short walk through the woods and fields of lavender and lead you on an enjoyable route among the vestiges of the past and let you indulge your imagination.

distance 10.28km Vertical gain +206m Vertical drop -200m duration 3h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Romain-de-Lerps - 07 - Ardèche

A lovely hike offering beautiful views of the Rhône Valley, the Alps and the Ardèche. A 15-minute drive from Valence, this hike leads you around the beautiful surroundings of this small village. Note that Saint-Romain-de-Lerps is one of the classic walks in the area, because there is a beautiful lookout point with a chapel, 2 orientation tables and a picnic area alongside.

distance 14.49km Vertical gain +490m Vertical drop -481m duration 5h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc - 07 - Ardèche

Between Vallon-Pont-d'Arc and Saint-Remèze, this hike should be done mid-season before it become too difficult to park in "gorges de l'Ardèche" after Pont-d'Arc.The walk offers beautiful view points over the Ardèche and Tiourre valleys, the Saint-Remèze plateau then Pont-d'Arc on the trip back.

Walking Rocher d'Abraham ( Download : )
distance 13.62km Vertical gain +1045m Vertical drop -1046m duration 6h25 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Mayres - 07 - Ardèche

You are at the heart of the Ardèche. View of the Cevennes and the Gerbier de Jonc.

distance 8.32km Vertical gain +113m Vertical drop -114m duration 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Châlons - 38 - Isère

A short, easy and enjoyable stroll. You will walk alongside ponds, cross through woods on wide, pleasant paths (which can sometimes be a bit muddy...). The peaks of Pilat are visible in the distance. Thanks to Marc for this walk!

distance 18.06km Vertical gain +547m Vertical drop -552m duration 6h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Juliénas - 69 - Rhône

A hike in Beaujolais through vineyards and forests, starting from Juliénas near Belleville. This hike can be shortened or lengthened (see description).

distance 6.55km Vertical gain +315m Vertical drop -305m duration 2h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Martin-en-Vercors - 26 - Drôme

A walk of discovery from Vercors in a loop between the cliffs, forest and meadow. Small height change.

The Rochefort to Rontalon loop
distance 14.27km Vertical gain +583m Vertical drop -581m duration 5h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Martin-en-Haut - 69 - Rhône

A beautiful circular walk through the varied and undulating landscapes of this part of the Monts du Lyonnais, taking you through the pretty, shady valley of the Bâtie stream and along the Rontalon botanical trail. The route follows an old railroad track from the early twentieth century, before climbing up through a Mediterranean style forest and past some market gardens. End by visiting the medieval village of Rochefort where you can visit the remains of the keep and the chapel.

The roof of the Rhône: Mont Saint-Rigaud
distance 15.28km Vertical gain +513m Vertical drop -517m duration 5h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Monsols - 69 - Rhône

A hike on the highest summit of the Rhône Department.

distance 6.98km Vertical gain +236m Vertical drop -241m duration 2h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Péray - 07 - Ardèche

A ride on the peaks of the Massif de Crussol, 20 minutes from Valencia via the castle.

distance 12.73km Vertical gain +440m Vertical drop -438m duration 4h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Arras-sur-Rhône - 07 - Ardèche

Hike near the Rhône, to the north of Ardèche. You will be surprised to find areas that are this "wild" so close to the Rhône Valley (Ardennes). At the end, the view of the Rhône and the Arras tower is a definite plus.

distance 9.44km Vertical gain +210m Vertical drop -205m duration 3h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Vienne (Isère) - 38 - Isère

A hike that almost exclusively uses small roads without traffic, providing a route where the paths are not an option.
We start in Vienne and experience its panoramic views of Notre-Dame de Pipet and the Vienne hills with beautiful views of the Rhône Valley and the Pilat massif at the bottom.
The return journey takes you through the homes on the Vienne heights while maintaining good views of the Viennoise hills.

Walking Rieussec ( Download : )
distance 7.26km Vertical gain +237m Vertical drop -237m duration 2h40 Extreme Extreme
Starting point Starting point in Salavas - 07 - Ardèche

From the banks of Ardèche, to the balconies of Salavas, but fairly challenging in the bed of Rieussec. There are stringing points.
ATTENTION: Some sections can quickly become very dangerous for hikers who are ill-equipped or not trained for this kind of more technical hike. Therefore, please take care.