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Le sentier nature du Vuache

Walking/pedestrian in Jonzier-Épagny

9.1 km
Walking/pedestrian
2h 5min
Easy
  • As you pass through the forest on the hillside and across the fields of crops on the plateau, you can find out all about the natural environment thanks to fifteen thematic information boards designed by schoolchildren in the Vuache area.
    On the Vuache Nature Trail, which goes through the villages of Jonzier-Epagny, Chênex, Dingy-en-Vuache and Savigny, you become a Nature Detective, on the lookout for words hidden on the panels along the path (designed by children).
    There are two...
    As you pass through the forest on the hillside and across the fields of crops on the plateau, you can find out all about the natural environment thanks to fifteen thematic information boards designed by schoolchildren in the Vuache area.
    On the Vuache Nature Trail, which goes through the villages of Jonzier-Epagny, Chênex, Dingy-en-Vuache and Savigny, you become a Nature Detective, on the lookout for words hidden on the panels along the path (designed by children).
    There are two Environmental Detective leaflets, each in the form of a questions / answers game. All the solutions can be found on the 15 information boards along the path, designed for budding naturalists between the ages of 8 and 10 and over 10's accompanied by their parents. The leaflets also contain crosswords, jumbled words, animals to colour in or draw and information about the flora, fauna, environment etc. The path is signposted along its entire length and has picnic tables, drinking water and a botanical trail displaying some thirty varieties of plant. Part of the trail is accessible to people with reduced mobility (Cf. the Morennes path).
    There are two versions of the trail taking 3 hrs (7.5 km) or 4 hrs (9.5 km) to complete.
    A leaflet is available on request from the Syndicat intercommunal d’Aménagement du Vuache (SIAV). The leaflets (free in 2010) can also be downloaded from the SIAV website.
    Reference: 1:25,000 map of footpaths in the Vuache area, IGN map of "Bellegarde sur Valserine" (tourist office) and FFRP trail guide entitled "Pays du Salève et du Vuache.... à pied".
  • Deals

    Auberge de la Goutte d'or, 74520 Jonzier-Epagny - Traditional cuisine "Au Coucher du Soleil, Epagny,74520 Jonzier-Epagny - a discovery farm. Tasting and sale of cheese, local pork meat products, poultry and apple juice. "Le jardin des saisons", Jurens, 74520 Dingy-en-Vuache - Sale of seasonal vegetables and cut flowers.
  • Difference in height

    198 m
  • Plain text period

    All year round.
    Not recommended in bad weather.
  • Documentation

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

    • Individuals
198 meters of difference in height
  • Maximum altitude : 729 m
  • Minimum altitude : 543 m
  • Total positive elevation : 198 m
  • Total negative elevation : -198 m
  • Max positive elevation : 118 m
  • Min positive elevation : -43 m