Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
D/A : mi 0 - alt. mi 0
1 : mi 1.27 - alt. mi 1.27
2 : mi 1.77 - alt. mi 1.77
3 : mi 2.08 - alt. mi 2.08
4 : mi 2.27 - alt. mi 2.27
5 : mi 3.64 - alt. mi 3.64
6 : mi 5.31 - alt. mi 5.31
7 : mi 5.64 - alt. mi 5.64
8 : mi 6.28 - alt. mi 6.28
9 : mi 6.65 - alt. mi 6.65
10 : mi 8.18 - alt. mi 8.18
D/A : mi 8.89 - alt. mi 8.89
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From Col du chatoux (or col du Chêne), this hike goes through woods along the ridge line offering wonderful views:
-over the Saône and eastern Beaujolais valleys
- over Azergues Valley to the west.
A very nice circuit around the Monts du Lyonnais to explore the climbing area at Py Froid.
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.
A scenic walk between the mountain passes of Col du Châtoux and Col du Joncin.
A lovely, easy walk through the woods above Chamelet.
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.
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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.
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