La Roche - Nus from Marieux station

A walk through Forez on waymarked trails.

Technical sheet
No. 4098458
A Saint-Marcellin-en-Forez walk posted on 21/02/16 by Tamtraductions. Update : 30/10/16
Calculated time Calculated time: 3h10[?]
Distance Distance : 10.11km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 101m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 100m
Highest point Highest point : 655m
Lowest point Lowest point : 559m
Average Difficulty : Average
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Areas Areas : Massif central, Monts du Forez
Location Location : Saint-Marcellin-en-Forez (42680)
Starting point Starting point : N 45.474892° / E 4.146457°
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Coming from Saint-Marcellin-en-Forez, take a left onto route de Périgneux after La Roche junction on the D498, then another left, parking your car on La Roche old station esplanade.

(S/F) Follow the "aventure du rail" trail uphill to Estivarelle heading south-south-east.

(1) Cross the D105 at Marieux station and follow the "aventure du rail" trail until the "chemins de Sommériecq" crossing.

(2) A signpost indicates Nus which you'll follow to your right. At the top of the small hill, cross the D498 taking the path opposite slightly to the left, reaching the entrance of Nus. Head off to the left and continue until a crossing.

(3) Head up the road to the right.

(4) 50 m into the D498, a signpost indicates Lévitant. Take the path to your left which crosses the "ruisseau des Gros" (stream) arriving at Lévitant hamlet.

(5) Take the road to your left over 300 m leading to Vérines.

(6) Behind the bush, turn right onto the trail leading to the place called "Le Mont". Keep going until "La Roche".

(7) Take a right onto the road reaching the D498. In front of the restaurant, cross the road to get back to the starting point (S/F).

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 560m
1 : km 1.81 - alt. 594m - Marieux station
2 : km 5.57 - alt. 641m - Sommeriecq, path crossing
3 : km 6.33 - alt. 645m - Nus, head right
4 : km 6.48 - alt. 652m - Nus, leave the road, take the path to the left
5 : km 8.03 - alt. 605m - Lévitant, take the road on the left
6 : km 8.37 - alt. 594m - Head right towards "le Mont"
7 : km 9.62 - alt. 559m - La Roche, take a right
D/A : km 10.1 - alt. 560m

Useful Information

The path goes up and downhill between (4) and (5), with water flow along the way.

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