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Chemin du Foron en VTT

Mountain biking in Annemasse
18.4 km
Mountain biking
1h 10min
  • Explore the Chemin du Foron and discover exceptional flora and fauna.
    Rising in the Voirons mountain range, the Foron crosses the Annemasse-les Voirons territory from one end to the other. From Machilly to Ville-la-grand, the river's banks offer lovely walks through agricultural plains, marshes and villages such as Ville-la-grand, with its park and Moulin de Carra.
  • Departure
  • Difference in height
    197 m
  • Plain text period
    All year round.

    Subject to favorable weather.
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
  • Accepted customers
    • Individuals
Points of interest
1 The Carra mill
The Moulin de Carra mill is a cultural and natural heritage site in Ville-la-Grand. It’s restoration has made it a lively place for meetings, education and raising awareness of sustainable development.<br/>It is difficult to date precisely the origins of the old mill, which is located below Carra, in Ville-la-Grand. It was recorded in 1637 and, in the nineteenth century, counted as one of the 13 Foron mills and among the 200 hydraulic establishments in the Geneva basin. At that time nearly 100,000 water mills provided plenty of energy that was both abundant and indefinitely renewable, along the rivers in France. Mills played an important role economically and socially. They produced basic products mechanically: ground the flour for bread, extracted oil, pressed cloth, beat iron, ground gunpowder, and chopped pulp for paper making.
Today, the Moulin de Carra, openned to the public since 2017, is a place for promoting cultural and natural heritage, environmental education and popular education, knowledge sharing, sustainable development. In this green setting on the edge of the Annemasse agglomeration and on the border with Geneva, all audiences are invited to visit this place of breathing. For children who wish to experience nature activities, the "école buissonnière"at the Moulin de Carra is a space for experimentation and wonderment linked to nature.
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2 Parc des Écureuils
This beautiful, recently-built park designed by the architect Biking is located on the Foron’s bank in a natural setting. The centre of its rolling lawns is decorated with a waterfall and water jets.
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197 meters of difference in height
  • Maximum altitude : 579 m
  • Minimum altitude : 434 m
  • Total positive elevation : 197 m
  • Total negative elevation : -300 m
  • Max positive elevation : 34 m
  • Min positive elevation : -52 m