Hiking route : Ste Rose chapel and ruins of Château de l’Epine
Gentle hike that suits all ages (1 ½ to 3 hrs). Option of visiting the ruins of Château de l’Epine where it is alleged that a thorn from Christ’s crown was buried by one of the lords of Montbel. Stop off at the Sainte Rose chapel on the way back down.
Hiking "Tour of St Jean de Chevelu Lakes"
A walk that is accessible to everyone, in amazing surroundings. Lakes, swamps, vineyard, villages, fortified house, woods... a variety of incredible sites, at the foot of the Dent du Chat Mountain ! Easy itinerary. Duration : 4:30 hours. Starts from the car...
Hiking route : the routes of the Epine
Route through the trees (2 - 3 ½ hrs) on the Epine mountain, towards the Col du Crucifix and the Col St Michel (former passage ways between France and the Savoie), with pretty views of the lake and its islands. Suitable for intermediate/good walkers.
Hiking path: The "Grand Bois" loop
Have you heard of Saint-Béron itinerary, the "Grand bois" loop? There, you will discover one of the hidden side of an amazing protected countryside. On foot, by bike or riding a horse, you will find signs corresponding to your path. Very nice trek to be enjoyed...
Boucle de la Manche
There are 4 circular walks at the foot of the Mont du Chat. The Boucle de la Manche is an alternative route on the Boucle des Pins. From the Pierre des Borrels, you will continue via the hamlet of Les Vincents until you get to the village of Le Petit Creux.
Hiking "The Viewpoints of the Virgin"
Walk on the ancient footpaths and discover the history of the Virgin of Vacheresse. Enjoy the wide panoramic view over the Avant-Pays Savoyard at the viewpoint indicator. Difficulty : medium. Duration : 2 hours. Starts from the city centre of Verthemex.
Hiking "St James way"
Follow in the St James of Compostela's footsteps, starting from Lucey and heading towards the Mont Tournier Mountain. You'll follow the GR9 (long distance footpath) that firt goes through the vineyard and small villages, and finally goes along the Rhone River...
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