Maisonette - the Rivollier via the relay antennae

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

Technical sheet
No. 4098882
A Saint-Héand walk posted on 26/10/15 by LB_Neil. Update : 29/02/16
Calculated time Calculated time: 3h00[?]
Distance Distance : 8.61km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 180m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 182m
Highest point Highest point : 868m
Lowest point Lowest point : 715m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Areas Areas : Massif central, Monts du Lyonnais
Location Location : Saint-Héand (42570)
Starting point Starting point : N 45.526223° / E 4.390528°
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Description

Park on Route Maisonette under the remarkable lonely high pine. Can hold 3-4 cars.

(S/F) Take the path that goes to the east through meadows. After passing the Meyrieux cross, at a fork veer left.

(1) At the T-junction, turn left towards the masts (2). Head back down (north) to the T-junction.

(3) Turn right the way through the Sonnier woods, ignoring paths on the left. At Pin Rond (4), turn left at the hairpin bend on a small road and head around the Aliziers farm.

(5) At a place called Le Rivollier, continue on the road that goes left. Come down the valley (6) (horse shelters and grazing pasture). Follow the road up to Chez Paris.

(7) Turn left at an acute angle and head up the path (south-west). Having arrived at the cross (8) follow the road ahead upwards. Stay on the road, ignore two roads on the left, pass Maisonette and return to the starting point (S/F).

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 766m
1 : km 1.19 - alt. 839m - T-junction
2 : km 1.62 - alt. 866m - Relay antennae
3 : km 1.81 - alt. 859m - Fork
4 : km 3.09 - alt. 836m - The D54 Le Pin Rond
5 : km 3.91 - alt. 827m - Le Rivollier
6 : km 5 - alt. 752m - Haras le Greloup
7 : km 6.12 - alt. 715m - Chez Paris
8 : km 6.65 - alt. 767m - Cross
D/A : km 8.61 - alt. 766m

Useful Information

Picnic tables at (2) and in the woods after (5).

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

Horses and hippodrome (6).

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