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The “Circuit des 25 Bosses” (the 25 Bumps Circuit)
distance 15.16km Vertical gain +239m Vertical drop -237m Durée 4h55 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Le Vaudoué - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

As the name suggests, is this route ascends 25 mounds that form a circuit of the of the Trois Pignons forest. A hike amid the rocks that makes an excellent training run before mountain hikes in the summer.
N.B. The elevation is underestimated: between 800 and 900 metres total cumulative change in altitude. It’s difficult to find a larger change in altitude in the Ile-de-France, unless you want to take the steps up and down the Eiffel Tower three times on the trot. Expect to be walking for 6 to 7 hours.

Walking Sentier des Belvédères ( Download : )
Sentier des Belvédères
distance 8.35km Vertical gain +74m Vertical drop -74m Durée 2h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Noisy-sur-École - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

A course over hills, with beautiful views of the Massif des Trois Pignons. Passages on platières in the middle of the moor with an unobstructed view, interspersed with passages in undergrowth and amid boulders. A varied, rather sporty hike.
N.B. The drop is probably underestimated: expect something more in the order of 300 metres.

Hike in Fontainebleau forest: a tour of the Apremont Gorges
distance 11.69km Vertical gain +129m Vertical drop -130m Durée 3h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Fontainebleau - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

Fontainebleau forest is one of the most beautiful French forests thanks to its varied landscapes and, in particular, its sandstone blocks. This hike circles the Apremont gorges along the Colinet-Denecourt path N°6 and lets you enjoy it in all its beauty and fragility, the latter due both to natural erosion and human use, and is near the Paris region.

The Rocher du Long Boyau and the Gorges du Houx
distance 10.02km Vertical gain +74m Vertical drop -75m Durée 3h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Fontainebleau - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

From the Ermitage de Franchard, this is a very varied hike which will take you past old sandstone quarries, the Gorges du Houx and the charming Mare aux Pigeons. On the route are several vast viewing points, numerous spectacular rocks and the curious Grotte du Serment cave.

N.B. The elevation and the time shown appear to be under-estimated: count on about 250 meters and 4 hours of walking.

Les Gorges de Franchard and l'Antre des Druides
distance 5.7km Vertical gain +52m Vertical drop -52m Durée 1h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Fontainebleau - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

Starting from an old retreat which has been visited since the 11th century, this hike allows you to explore the Gorges de Franchard and the surrounding areas. Winding through rocks and several rock shelters such as the well-known Antre des Druides.
N.B. The difference in altitude is probably higher than stated: roughly 100 metres and a 2 hour walk.

distance 14.18km Vertical gain +128m Vertical drop -128m Durée 4h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Fontainebleau - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

Depart from the Maison Forestière de Maintenon for a 16 km walk.

distance 11.93km Vertical gain +144m Vertical drop -140m Durée 3h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Noisy-sur-École - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

The Massif des Trois Pignons is situated on the edge of Fontainebleau forest. The walk takes you past the Rocher des Guetteurs, the Sables du Cul du Chien, the Diplodocus, and the Rocher de la Tortue.

distance 7.29km Vertical gain +111m Vertical drop -113m Durée 2h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Avon - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

It is a short, relatively easy circuit exploring some curiosities of the forest of Fontainebleau around the Avon SNCF train station, namely the views over the Croix du Calvaire, the Sponge Rock, Denecourt Tower and fountains. One could also call it the fountain circuit.

distance 7.72km Vertical gain +43m Vertical drop -34m Durée 2h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Noisy-sur-École - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

A pretty hike in the Massif des Trois Pignons, on the edge of Fontainebleau forest.

distance 24.03km Vertical gain +208m Vertical drop -217m Durée 7h20 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Fontainebleau - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

Long but very nice hike station to station in the Forest of Fontainebleau. It goes through several viewpoints, ponds, little known corners, stunning scenery.

distance 21.49km Vertical gain +223m Vertical drop -219m Durée 6h40 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Fontainebleau - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

This quite long route allows you to discover exceptional sites such as the Rempart du Restant du Long Rocher ('the rampart of the remainder of Long Rock'), Béatrix Cave and Carrosse Rock. You will also go past magnificent viewpoints, rarely visited walkways and some beautiful ponds, typical of the forest.

distance 13.28km Vertical gain +92m Vertical drop -92m Durée 4h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Esbly - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

A hike mostly along rivers with a connection by the slopes of the Grand Morin and Marne valleys offering beautiful views of the region. Crossing through some of the villages, including Couilly-Pont-aux-Dames and Quincy-Voisins, lets you explore some interesting elements of their architectural heritage.

Walking Circuit around Larchant ( Download : )
distance 7.17km Vertical gain +87m Vertical drop -88m Durée 2h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Larchant - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

The very enjoyable scent of pine is everywhere. And the small sand dune that I would the "Little Dune of Pyla" is lovely.

The Marne Valley between the Ourcq Canal and Monceaux forest
distance 20km Vertical gain +119m Vertical drop -117m Durée 6h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Trilport - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

Hiking along a bend of the river Marne. The circuit follows along streams in its first part, then crosses part of the Montceaux forest. There are beautiful panoramic vistas at every break in the tree cover.

The fortified farms of Brie and the Bois-Poussin stronghold
distance 16.05km Vertical gain +23m Vertical drop -20m Durée 4h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Nangis - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

Mostly dating from the late Middle Ages, fortified farms are a typical part of the architectural heritage of the Brie region. This walk takes you past several such farms, including the Fief de Bois-Poussin stronghold, and gives you the chance to discover the rich heritage of Nangis with its ancient fortified castle, church and market halls. The walk takes you along paths between fields and small roads with little traffic, and along the banks of the brooks that wind through this farming plain.

An outing is the Créçois Country
distance 20.23km Vertical gain +229m Vertical drop -221m Durée 6h20 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Germain-sur-Morin - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

A hike through the vast open areas of the Briarde countryside with large rolling hills and views as far as the eye can see, followed by shaded areas in the valley and on the Grand Morin hillsides. Pieces of the architectural heritage along the way, churches, mills and wash-houses, make the trip that more worthwhile.

The hike can be shortened to a 15 km walk, or split into two, one 8 km and the other 12 km (see useful information).

Walking The Bois de Bombon woods ( Download : )
distance 8.98km Vertical gain +32m Vertical drop -32m Durée 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Ouen-en-Brie - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

Bombon is not only a church and a typical village in Plateau Briard but also a castle, and the holiday destination in 1909 for an emigrant known as Vladimir-Ilyich Ulyanov, or Lenin.

distance 8.63km Vertical gain +60m Vertical drop -63m Durée 2h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Lorrez-le-Bocage-Préaux - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

A circuit to the east of Lorrez-le-Bocage, along the Lunain in places with views of Lorrez-le-Bocage both to the south and north. The starting point is the car park in Place de la République in Lorrez-le-Bocage.