Hiking "Lakes and swamps of St Jean de Chevelu"
Let yourself be tempted by the educational ramble of the lakes and swamps of St Jean de Chevelu. A family walk to discover the 2 small lakes of Chevelu and their natural surroundings. Easy walk. Duration : 3 hours. Starts from the car park of the leisure centre...
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 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 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...
Hiking route : the Balconies of the lake
BE CAREFULL, after a landslide in may 2017, we advise you to choose an other hicking. Through the trees that cover the Epine, find viewpoints over the lake as you hike this old footpath created to facilitate the installation of charcoal ovens. A physically...
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