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Le tour du Vuache

Walking/pedestrian in Vulbens
26.8 km
Walking/pedestrian
6h 30min
Hard
  • A long walk around this picturesque Jurassic mountain range. Between the Ecluse passage and the village of Chaumont, Mount Vuache provides a striking contrast with forest to the east and rock faces to the west.

    A trail suitable only for experienced walkers. It runs goes around Mount Vuache via the six villages of Vulbens, Chevrier, Clarafond-Arcine, Chaumont, Savigny and Dingy-en-Vuache. The very marked difference between the cool, wooded north-eastern slopes and the warm, sheer...
    A long walk around this picturesque Jurassic mountain range. Between the Ecluse passage and the village of Chaumont, Mount Vuache provides a striking contrast with forest to the east and rock faces to the west.

    A trail suitable only for experienced walkers. It runs goes around Mount Vuache via the six villages of Vulbens, Chevrier, Clarafond-Arcine, Chaumont, Savigny and Dingy-en-Vuache. The very marked difference between the cool, wooded north-eastern slopes and the warm, sheer south-western side ensures remarkably diverse flora and fauna. Breathtaking views of the peaks of the Jura mountains, the Geneva plain and the Salève range. Wear hiking boots and suitable clothing in wet weather.
    A free leaflet is available on request from the Syndicat intercommunal d’Aménagement du Vuache (SIAV).
  • Deals
    Fort l'Ecluse and JP Bordon, 74520 Chevrier - Farm gate sale of apples, pears and fruit juice. La Treille, 74270 Chaumont - Sale of AOC white Savoie wine. Auberge du Pralet, 74270 Chaumont - Traditional cuisine and specialities from South-Western Franc. Le Pré Luison, 74270 Chaumont - Farm gate sale of cheeses and milk jam. La Renaissance, Olliet, 74520 Savigny - Farm gate sale of cheeses, pork meat products, eggs and beef. Les Escargots du Vuache, Cessens, 74520 Savigny - Farm gate sale of frozen products.
  • Difference in height
    862 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
Points of interest
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4 Pont Carnot
The project and the execution of the works were carried out by Sadi Carnot, then engineer of the Bridges and Roads of Haute-Savoie before meeting a political destiny which would lead him on to the Presidency of the French Republic, which is where the name originates from.<br/>The construction of this spot - made with cut stone at the heights of Le Vuache, at the place known as "la Forge", began in 1868 to be completed in 1873 due to the war of 1870. It has two particularities: a large arch to resist the violence of the floods of the Rhône and two divisions, imposed by the Ministry of War, in order to allow a limited destruction of the bridge in the event of hostilities.
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862 meters of difference in height
  • Maximum altitude : 764 m
  • Minimum altitude : 388 m
  • Total positive elevation : 862 m
  • Total negative elevation : -862 m
  • Max positive elevation : 321 m
  • Min positive elevation : -240 m