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24 - Circuit de la Pierre aux Fées

in Annemasse

27.0 km
Bike routes
Medium
  • A short but hilly route to visit the dolmen of La Pierre-aux-Fées, where a picnic site has been created - so why not take a packed lunch?

    A number of intersections and stretches alongside roads with traffic require caution.

    Direction of travel: clockwise
    Landmarks and connections: Cranves-Sales / La Bergue (shared departure with Tour du Môle no. 25 and intersections with Balcons d'Annemasse no. 26 and Tour des Voirons no. 27); Bonne (leave Tour du Môle no. 25); Pierre-aux-Fées; Reignier...
    A short but hilly route to visit the dolmen of La Pierre-aux-Fées, where a picnic site has been created - so why not take a packed lunch?

    A number of intersections and stretches alongside roads with traffic require caution.

    Direction of travel: clockwise
    Landmarks and connections: Cranves-Sales / La Bergue (shared departure with Tour du Môle no. 25 and intersections with Balcons d'Annemasse no. 26 and Tour des Voirons no. 27); Bonne (leave Tour du Môle no. 25); Pierre-aux-Fées; Reignier (intersection with Plateau des Bornes north no. 22)

    When you leave the dolmen, take great care because you have to go along the RD907 main road, which has heavy traffic. Leave this road at the roundabout at Bas-Monthoux and go through Cranves-Sales, then La Bergue. Rejoin the RD907 main road for 600 metres as you enter Bonne. There's another place where care is needed, after a descent through the countryside towards the river Arve via Nangy and Boringes: crossing the river Arve on the Bellcombe bridge (you follow the RD1503 main road for 300 metres). You are 2 km from La Pierre-aux-Fées standing stone. Take care at the end of the circuit, where there is no alternative to following the main RD2 road for 3 km, which brings you back to the bridge at Etrembières.
  • Deals

    From amongst the 5 or 6 dolmens found in the Haute Savoie, the most spectacular is definitely La Pierre-aux-Fées in the hamlet of Saint-Ange. It is classified as an historic monument. It is known to date from Neolithic times, although nobody is really sure what it was used for (a tomb, an altar or something else). What is known, however, is that its 5 metre long tabular capstone is granite from Mont Blanc which was deposited by glaciers. It is on display in such a way that it makes a nice place to stop and enjoy a picnic. That alone is a good enough reason to cycle to it and take a look!
  • Difference in height

    379 m
  • Plain text period

    From 01/01 to 31/12.
    Accessible outside of snowy periods depending on weather conditions. Contact the Tourist Office beforehand for information on current conditions.
  • Documentation

    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
  • Accepted customers

    • Individuals
379 meters of difference in height
  • Maximum altitude : 534 m
  • Minimum altitude : 398 m
  • Total positive elevation : 379 m
  • Total negative elevation : -376 m
  • Max positive elevation : 42 m
  • Min positive elevation : -56 m