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The Tête Ronde Forest and Saint-Aubin Wood
distance 7.66km Vertical gain +97m Vertical drop -91m Durée 2h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Villiers-le-Bâcle - 91 - Essonne

A hike which is mostly in the forest, with lovely sections along the Mérantaise river and the ditches which run down from the Saclay Plateau.

The Viaduc des Fauvettes and the Forêt de Gif-sur-Yvette
distance 10.55km Vertical gain +184m Vertical drop -188m Durée 3h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Bures-sur-Yvette - 91 - Essonne

A walk of many faces! On forest tracks interspersed with paths through the city, you follow an old railway line with a tunnel and viaduct, finishing along the course of the river Yvette. A walk to enjoy at any time of year.

distance 19.35km Vertical gain +331m Vertical drop -336m Durée 6h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Chevreuse - 78 - Yvelines

A beautiful hike to discover the beautiful sights of the Chevreuse valley: the Chatillonmill, the castle of Dampierre, the blacksmith’s, the villages of Fourcherolles, Senlisse and Choisel, Méridon castle, the village of Chevreuse and its small bridges along the Yvette, and Château de la Madeleine.

distance 15.2km Vertical gain +207m Vertical drop -148m Durée 4h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Igny (Essonne) - 91 - Essonne

Hike connecting Igny (Essonne) to the Palace of Versailles. The route follows the Bievre, and 80% of the route is on roads through forests. A calm, cool walk with scenery that will leave you with a unique souvenir.

Following the Bièvre river through Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines in Igny
distance 19.3km Vertical gain +20m Vertical drop -109m Durée 5h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Montigny-le-Bretonneux - 78 - Yvelines

The upstream part of this series of three hikes devoted to the Bièvre river. A very pleasant walk along the river and its bodies of water, in a mostly rural setting. A hike from station to station, which can be used to adjust the length depending on the weather conditions or desires of the hikers.

The Roselière (reed beds) of Maincourt
distance 9.08km Vertical gain +76m Vertical drop -77m Durée 2h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Lévis-Saint-Nom - 78 - Yvelines

At the heart of the Chevreuse Valley Natural Park, a hike that allows you to wander through a protected natural site with a trail laid out by the Park. In the Bois de Maincourt, one can see ancient sandstone quarries. The course of the river Yvette, which the trail follows on the way back, finally allows a patrimonial approach with old mills and old washhouses.

Walking The Three Rivers Hike ( Download : )
distance 10.69km Vertical gain +41m Vertical drop -44m Durée 3h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Épinay-sur-Orge - 91 - Essonne

Hike around Epinay sur Orge (a small town south of Paris) from the train station of the RER C.
It follows paths and quiet streets, heads through Bois des Templiers and follows the courses of three rivers: the Orge, the Rouillon and the Yvette. A trail through the Bois des Templiers with views of an old stone bridge with three arches of the ancient Templar Commandery of the eleventh century.

distance 13.52km Vertical gain +221m Vertical drop -228m Durée 4h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Dourdan - 91 - Essonne

A lovely woodland walk with a cultural touch.

distance 16.5km Vertical gain +54m Vertical drop -61m Durée 4h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Paris - 75 - Paris

A walk through Paris exploring the Left Bank and its quartiers.

distance 15.43km Vertical gain +86m Vertical drop -89m Durée 4h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Crosne - 91 - Essonne

This walk starts in Crosne, goes through the Grange Forest and then through the town of Yerres before reaching Park Caillebotte where the painter lived. The walk goes along the Yerres River and finishes by going alongside the communal gardens in Villeneuve-Saint-Georges.

Mills and Menhirs along the river Yerres
distance 10.4km Vertical gain +47m Vertical drop -49m Durée 3h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Brunoy - 91 - Essonne

This hike mostly takes place along the Yerres, a tributary of the Seine, and also includes a section in the Forest of Senart and an urban section. There you can enjoy the charm of this river and the beautiful houses around it, admire two ancient watermills and come cross no fewer than four standing stones along the way.

The Forêt de Montmorency and its Southwest border
distance 15.29km Vertical gain +196m Vertical drop -192m Durée 4h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Montlignon - 95 - Val-d'Oise

A walk in the larger Val d'Oise forest, located only 20 kilometres north of Paris. Chestnut trees are plentiful in this hilly area with ponds and historical sites. A walk to the southwest border will let you discover some interesting features of the local heritage.

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 11.93km Vertical gain +144m Vertical drop -140m Durée 3h50 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.

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.

The “Circuit des 25 Bosses” (the 25 Bumps Circuit)
distance 15.16km Vertical gain +239m Vertical drop -237m Durée 5h00 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.

distance 15.38km Vertical gain +384m Vertical drop -390m Durée 5h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Amenucourt - 95 - Val-d'Oise

A very varied hike that combines:
- Regional Forest of the Roche-Guyon,
- A beautiful, quiet valley,
- The town of La Roche and its castle,
- and finally, a scenic route overlooking the Seine.

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