La Dent du Chat Mountain
Itinerary that enables you to discover the fantastic view from the famous Dent du Chat Mountain, a legendary peak. Protruding summit. This course is meant for experienced and well-equipped hikers. Difficult itinerary. 6 hours. Starts from the car park of...
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 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.
On the road to Compostela : from Motz to Saint Genix sur Guiers
In Savoie, its 58km route traverses some varied landscapes following the Rhône to St Genix sur Guiers. Although Santiago de Compostela is still over 1700km away, you can still experience this thousand year old pilgrimage route and you will meet very many pilgrims...
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.
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.
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