The limestone pavement of Lizine

Another circular walk around Lizine taking you to beautiful viewpoints and past the limestone pavement.

Technical sheet
No. 4098772
A Lizine walk posted on 09/04/16 by Sarita J. Update : 25/05/16
Calculated time Calculated time: 3h10[?]
Distance Distance : 8.51km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 253m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 242m
Highest point Highest point : 482m
Lowest point Lowest point : 303m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : Jura mountains
Location Location : Lizine (25330)
Starting point Starting point : N 47.064494° / E 5.994205°
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Park at the viewpoint in Moulin Sapin.

(D/A) Take the small path on the other side of the road towards the viewpoint of La Piquette.

(1) Walk down to the left parallel to the left bank of the Loue. The path cuts across the road several times. Then take the path on the left down to the right bank of the Lison. Follow the Lison past the ruins of Moulin Sapin.

(2) Climb back up to Lizine. Go past the back of the church, and then at the end of the road, turn right and then immediately left onto Rue de la Tendue. On the right, a signpost indicates the way to Villevoz fountain which is worth a return trip.
Turn right onto Chemin de la Tendue again and continue as far as the pond.

(3) Go around the pond to the left, and then turn left down the road. Continue straight on down the path at the hairpin bend. Follow this path for about 1.7 km until you reach the D103.

(4) Take the D103 to the right, ignoring the crossing with the path to the Lapiaz (limestone pavement) on the left (5). Continue straight on to the Gouille Noire viewpoint.

(6). Come back 50m down the road until you reach the crossing mentioned above.

(5) Turn right down the path signposted for the Lapiaz and the viewpoint of La Piquette. Follow along the cliff, go past the limestone pavement on the marked path and keep going until you reach the viewpoint at the crossroads where you started.

(1) Take this path to the left to get back to the car park (D/A).

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 371m
1 : km 0.31 - alt. 378m - Junction at the viewpoint
2 : km 1.91 - alt. 320m - Ruins of Moulin Sapin
3 : km 3.68 - alt. 418m - Pond
4 : km 5.61 - alt. 438m - Road D103
5 : km 6.07 - alt. 429m - Chemin des Lapiaz crossing
6 : km 6.16 - alt. 405m - Gouille Noire viewpoint
D/A : km 8.51 - alt. 378m

Useful Information

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During the walk or to do/see around

As you leave Lizine, you can make a short detour to visit Villevoz fountain.

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