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Walking The Dolmen path ( Download : )
distance 3.04mi Vertical gain +781ft Vertical drop -797ft duration 2h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Laurent-de-Vaux - 69 - Rhône

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.
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distance 7.6mi Vertical gain +1020ft Vertical drop -1004ft duration 4h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Yzeron - 69 - Rhône

A very nice circuit around the Monts du Lyonnais to explore the climbing area at Py Froid.

The Rochefort to Rontalon loop
distance 8.87mi Vertical gain +1913ft Vertical drop -1906ft duration 5h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Martin-en-Haut - 69 - Rhône

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.

Saint-Laurent-de-Vaux - Haute Bruyère
distance 5.32mi Vertical gain +1188ft Vertical drop -1175ft duration 3h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Laurent-de-Vaux - 69 - Rhône

This fairly easy circuit from Saint-Laurent-de-Vaux will take you on a pleasant trail mainly in the forest. If the weather is clear, the view from the Plat Saint-Romain plateau offers a panoramic view of the Alps.

distance 6.26mi Vertical gain +1411ft Vertical drop -1404ft duration 3h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Thurins - 69 - Rhône

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.

distance 5.35mi Vertical gain +591ft Vertical drop -597ft duration 2h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Héand - 42 - Loire

Family-friendly walk in the hills of Saint-Héand among the horses and cows.

distance 3.81mi Vertical gain +331ft Vertical drop -338ft duration 2h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Joseph - 42 - Loire

This hike is primarily along clear paths with views over le Pilat and Sainte-Catherine. An easy trek with some slight up and downhill slopes. Be careful, as non-stone tracks can get muddy in the rainy season.

distance 7.21mi Vertical gain +922ft Vertical drop -919ft duration 4h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Christo-en-Jarez - 42 - Loire

A circuit primarily on small paved and sunny roads.

distance 5.78mi Vertical gain +748ft Vertical drop -755ft duration 3h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Fontanès (Loire) - 42 - Loire

Beautiful route along the ridges around the village of Fontanès. Free parking in the castle grounds.