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distance 12.25km Vertical gain +658m Vertical drop -658m Durée 5h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Appolinard (Loire) - 42 - Loire

Another original way to get to this beautiful viewpoint that is the Saint-Sabin chapel on a small bluff in the heart of the Pilat Park, pouring into the Rhône Valley, with some of the best views of the Alps and pre-Alps (especially across the south). At the chapel, many signs and indications tell the story of the place and its flora.

distance 6.86km Vertical gain +184m Vertical drop -175m Durée 2h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Véranne - 42 - Loire

An easy hike along the ridges of Pilat linking three major summits, via trails through forests and moors. Along the way we discover magnificent views of the Alps, the Massif Central and the Rhône Valley.

distance 9.65km Vertical gain +204m Vertical drop -205m Durée 3h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in La Valla-en-Gier - 42 - Loire

An easy walk to enjoy as a family. Very popular in summer, it is worth the detour to admire the panoramic view over the Alps and the summits of Mont Blanc, the Lyonnais mountains and the Giers valley, the Vercors massif and those of northern Vivarais. With a wealth of flowers in spring, you can gather bilberries in August and raspberries in September. Unless you choose to go ski touring or cross-country skiing here in winter.

distance 21.57km Vertical gain +707m Vertical drop -710m Durée 8h10 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Villevocance - 07 - Ardèche

Climb and ramble along the ridges above Annonay. Beautiful view of the Alps and Pilat.

distance 6.13km Vertical gain +101m Vertical drop -103m Durée 2h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Joseph - 42 - Loire

This hike is primarily along clear paths with views over le Pilat and Sainte-Catherine. An easy trek with some slight up and downhill slopes. Be careful, as non-stone tracks can get muddy in the rainy season.

distance 8.32km Vertical gain +113m Vertical drop -114m Durée 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Châlons - 38 - Isère

A short, easy and enjoyable stroll. You will walk alongside ponds, cross through woods on wide, pleasant paths (which can sometimes be a bit muddy...). The peaks of Pilat are visible in the distance. Thanks to Marc for this walk!

distance 11.6km Vertical gain +281m Vertical drop -280m Durée 4h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Christo-en-Jarez - 42 - Loire

A circuit primarily on small paved and sunny roads.

distance 9.44km Vertical gain +210m Vertical drop -205m Durée 3h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Vienne (Isère) - 38 - Isère

A hike that almost exclusively uses small roads without traffic, providing a route where the paths are not an option.
We start in Vienne and experience its panoramic views of Notre-Dame de Pipet and the Vienne hills with beautiful views of the Rhône Valley and the Pilat massif at the bottom.
The return journey takes you through the homes on the Vienne heights while maintaining good views of the Viennoise hills.

distance 9.3km Vertical gain +228m Vertical drop -230m Durée 3h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Fontanès (Loire) - 42 - Loire

Beautiful route along the ridges around the village of Fontanès. Free parking in the castle grounds.

distance 8.61km Vertical gain +180m Vertical drop -182m Durée 3h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Héand - 42 - Loire

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

distance 12.73km Vertical gain +440m Vertical drop -438m Durée 4h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Arras-sur-Rhône - 07 - Ardèche

Hike near the Rhône, to the north of Ardèche. You will be surprised to find areas that are this "wild" so close to the Rhône Valley (Ardennes). At the end, the view of the Rhône and the Arras tower is a definite plus.

distance 9.91km Vertical gain +131m Vertical drop -131m Durée 3h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Estrablin - 38 - Isère

An easy walk in the village of Estrablin which, over the course of two hours, offers large open views over the surrounding hills and mountains. We mainly take small peaceful tarmacked country lanes, which means you can enjoy a walking excursion even after heavy rainfall and when the paths are almost impassable.

distance 12.95km Vertical gain +407m Vertical drop -405m Durée 4h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Gervans - 26 - Drôme

Over the Rhone balconies between grape vines and apricot trees, with pretty little streams.

The Rochefort to Rontalon loop
distance 14.27km Vertical gain +583m Vertical drop -581m Durée 5h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Martin-en-Haut - 69 - Rhône

A beautiful circular walk through the varied and undulating landscapes of this part of the Monts du Lyonnais, taking you through the pretty, shady valley of the Bâtie stream and along the Rontalon botanical trail. The route follows an old railroad track from the early twentieth century, before climbing up through a Mediterranean style forest and past some market gardens. End by visiting the medieval village of Rochefort where you can visit the remains of the keep and the chapel.

distance 8.52km Vertical gain +484m Vertical drop -490m Durée 3h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Tournon-sur-Rhône - 07 - Ardèche

A nice family-friendly walk in the forest which starts from Duzon bridge leading to a galaxy of stones at the Cuves de Duzon, a geological curiosity. The river has effectively bored out several “cauldrons" and flows through a narrow crevice that the path follows.

distance 5.25km Vertical gain +98m Vertical drop -98m Durée 1h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Genis-Laval - 69 - Rhône

In addition to being a nice hike, this circuit is interesting because throughout the trail signs provide educational information on the fauna and flora, tree species etc. It also helps hikers discover the local agricultural heritage that is everywhere so close to Lyon.

distance 10.05km Vertical gain +5m Vertical drop -5m Durée 2h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert - 42 - Loire

An open-to-the-sky Sunday stroll in the sun Canal du Forez.

distance 10.07km Vertical gain +430m Vertical drop -428m Durée 4h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Thurins - 69 - Rhône

Varied itinerary: Forest on the climb toward the Crêt de Py Froid then at the start of the descent. The landscape opens out on the descent, becoming more rural. A little walking on the road.

distance 12.74km Vertical gain +355m Vertical drop -348m Durée 4h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Yzeron - 69 - Rhône

A very nice circuit around the Monts du Lyonnais to explore the climbing area at Py Froid.

Walking The Dolmen path ( Download : )
distance 4.89km Vertical gain +238m Vertical drop -243m Durée 2h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Laurent-de-Vaux - 69 - Rhône

This path is very pleasant in the Autumn, with a magnificent view of the monts d'Or, Lyon and the Rhone valley.
This route can be extended in the direction of Yzeron or Thurin.
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Saint-Laurent-de-Vaux - Haute Bruyère
distance 8.56km Vertical gain +362m Vertical drop -358m Durée 3h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Laurent-de-Vaux - 69 - Rhône

This fairly easy circuit from Saint-Laurent-de-Vaux will take you on a pleasant trail mainly in the forest. If the weather is clear, the view from the Plat Saint-Romain plateau offers a panoramic view of the Alps.

distance 10.28km Vertical gain +206m Vertical drop -200m Durée 3h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Romain-de-Lerps - 07 - Ardèche

A lovely hike offering beautiful views of the Rhône Valley, the Alps and the Ardèche. A 15-minute drive from Valence, this hike leads you around the beautiful surroundings of this small village. Note that Saint-Romain-de-Lerps is one of the classic walks in the area, because there is a beautiful lookout point with a chapel, 2 orientation tables and a picnic area alongside.