The Crêt du Nu / Retord Plateau

An easy loop along Retord Plateau taking you past the "Gouffre de la Bauche" sinkhole and the "Crêt du Nu" viewpoint.

Technical sheet
No. 6724
A Hotonnes walk posted on 18/06/12 by Charlie. Update : 26/09/16
Calculated time Calculated time: 5h10[?]
Distance Distance : 14.69km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 403m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 403m
Highest point Highest point : 1349m
Lowest point Lowest point : 1039m
Average Difficulty : Average
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : Jura mountains
Location Location : Hotonnes (01260)
Starting point Starting point : N 46.038236° / E 5.703674°
Map IGN Map (Click to buy) : Ref. 3330OT
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Description

(D) Starting out from the Biathlon stadium at Plans d’Hotonnes.

(1) Take the path to the south towards l’Oreille, go past the farm and carry on due east until you reach the "Tour du Valromey" which takes you under the power lines.

(2) Continue northeast for 300m then turn left and head due north until you reach the "Croix des Terments."

(3) Take the GR9 to the north until you reach the "Ferme du Tumet", making a short detour on your way (return trip) to the "Crêt du Nu" viewpoint (4). Be careful as this little path on the right is not very well marked.

(5) In "Tumet" turn left and continue southwest along the footpath which takes you within 200m of the “Grange à Lucien.” Carry straight on until you reach the crossing where you will need to head due east to reach the "Gouffre de le Bauche" (6), a site that is not very impressive and that is hard to find.

(7) Carry on southwest again towards "Granges Charpy" and then carry on down the path until you reach the tarmacked road, then cross the D396 to reach the biathlon stadium.

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. km 0
1 : km 0.05 - alt. km 0.05
2 : km 2.04 - alt. km 2.04
3 : km 3.44 - alt. km 3.44
4 : km 5.74 - alt. km 5.74 - "Crêt du Nu" viewpoint
5 : km 8.27 - alt. km 8.27
6 : km 10.76 - alt. km 10.76
7 : km 11.55 - alt. km 11.55
D/A : km 14.69 - alt. km 14.69

Useful Information

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