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Walking Rochebaron Castle ( Download : )
Accommodation, Restaurant
Rochebaron Castle
distance 9.18km Vertical gain +443m Vertical drop -447m Durée 3h55 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Bas-en-Basset - 43 - Haute-Loire

Rochebaron Castle is the emblematic site in the Bas-en-Basset and Monistrol-sur-Loire area.
Beautiful views, first over the Loire and, on the return journey, over the Meygal massif.

Visorambler
distance 10.11km Vertical gain +101m Vertical drop -100m Durée 3h10 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Marcellin-en-Forez - 42 - Loire

A walk through Forez on waymarked trails.

Visorambler
distance 10.05km Vertical gain +5m Vertical drop -5m Durée 2h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert - 42 - Loire

An open-to-the-sky Sunday stroll in the sun Canal du Forez.

Accommodation, Restaurant
distance 8.61km Vertical gain +180m Vertical drop -182m Durée 3h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Héand - 42 - Loire

Family-friendly walk in the hills of Saint-Héand among the horses and cows.

Visorambler
The Way of St James. Stage 1. Puy-en-Velay / St Privat d'Allier
distance 23.6km Vertical gain +570m Vertical drop -361m Durée 8h20 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Le Puy-en-Velay - 43 - Haute-Loire

Twenty to thirty thousand walkers set out from Puy-en-Velay every year to do the pilgrimage along the Way of St. James. Discover the Way of St. James by doing the first stage by foot. You can return to Puy-en-Velay in the evening in a special coach.

Accommodation, Restaurant
distance 9.3km Vertical gain +228m Vertical drop -230m Durée 3h20 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Fontanès (Loire) - 42 - Loire

Beautiful route along the ridges around the village of Fontanès. Free parking in the castle grounds.

Visorambler
distance 9.65km Vertical gain +204m Vertical drop -205m Durée 3h20 Moderate Moderate
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.

Accommodation, Restaurant
distance 11.6km Vertical gain +281m Vertical drop -280m Durée 4h05 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Christo-en-Jarez - 42 - Loire

A circuit primarily on small paved and sunny roads.

Visorambler
The Rochefort to Rontalon loop
distance 14.27km Vertical gain +583m Vertical drop -581m Durée 5h45 Moderate Moderate
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.