Circuit around Moulin Papon

A tour around the artificial lake of Moulin Papon, on foot or by bike.

Technical sheet
No. 2029
A La Roche-sur-Yon walk posted on 20/12/11 by christophe85. Update : 09/05/16
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h35[?]
Distance Distance : 8.83km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 22m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 22m
Highest point Highest point : 71m
Lowest point Lowest point : 53m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : La Roche-sur-Yon (85000)
Starting point Starting point : N 46.693568° / W 1.413057°
Map IGN Map (Click to buy) : Ref. 1326O
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Park your vehicle in the sailing school car park.

From the car park, head towards the dam and cross it. After the dam (1) turn left on the path along the lake.
Pass by a road on the right. The path turns 90° to the right (2) and meets a small road at a stream. (3) Turn left, cross a stream and immediately after take the path on the left. Follow this path taking care to stay on the banks of the lake. We pass near the hamlet of Grassouillère. Cross back across a small stream (4) and turn left on the path along the bank. Pass by the village of Chevalerie on your right.
The path meets a road at a bridge over a road to the left. (5) Cross it to reach the side opposite and at the end of the bridge (6) turn left, facing south, onto the Entre Vie et Yon GRP. Reach a boating centre. (7) Cross the road an take the path opposite that leads to the sailing school and the starting point.

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 53m
1 : km 0.27 - alt. 54m
2 : km 1.47 - alt. 53m
3 : km 1.82 - alt. 60m
4 : km 3.01 - alt. 60m
5 : km 4.91 - alt. 58m
6 : km 5.03 - alt. 56m
7 : km 7.21 - alt. 57m
D/A : km 8.83 - alt. 53m

Useful Information

We advise taking IGN maps with you on this walk. Click here to buy : 1326O.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

During the walk or to do/see around

Sailing school and boating centre at the lake.

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