Public holidays. The most important hikes with children in our departments…

In the mountains of Haute-Savoie…

Aspiring hikers aged 5+ will first encounter the cows of the mountain pastures surrounding the Roy Glacial Lake at 1,660m, a magnificent green and crystal clear setting in the resort of Praz de Lys, overlooking Taninges. . Along the route (3.6 km) there are incredible panoramas over the Giffre valley, the Mole, Aravis and Mont-Blanc. The many treasure hunts organized by the department’s tourist offices are also designed to appeal to children: for example, the Sentier des Smugglers in Praz sur Arly or the Chemin de Charlotte la Marmotte in Saint-Gervais-les-Bains.

More information: https://www.prazdelys-sommand.com/equipement/le-lac-de-roy/; https://www.prazsurarly.com/le-chemin-des-contrebandiers/Le_sentier.html; https://www.savoie-mont-blanc.com/randonnees-et-balades/sur-la-piste-de-charlotte-la-marmotte-4988246/

On the Savoyard side…

The Garney loop (1.7 km), accessible by stroller and starting from the Corbier resort, takes parents and young children to the river of the same name. Along the way small wooden bridges, ponies, goats and horses are the attraction. In the same style, the promenade of the Iles du Chéran also promises good times.

For those over 7 years old, we recommend following the Sentier des Forts de l’Esseillon, which starts in Aussois: return to 1840, 2 km in the unusual footsteps of the soldier Alessandro. Another trail that you can flush out without delay: the Circuit du Lac Saint-Guérin, which reveals the mysteries of the water cycle. Want to make a bigger impression? The Vanoise National Park really wants to be an ideal playground! On the program: hard work, sheep, a magical night in a shelter (why not in the rear of the Fours?) and chamois in the rising sun…

To consult: https://www.le-corbier.com/ete/la-boucle-du-garney-en-ete.html; https://www.chamberymontagnes.com/fiche/promenade-confort-la-promenade-des-iles-du-cheran/; http://www.maurienne-tourisme.com/visiter_bouger/les-forts-de-l-esseillon-195315/; https://www.lessaisies.com/lac-de-saint-guerin-areches-beaufort.html; https://www.vanoise-parcnational.fr/fr

The circus of Saint-Even.  Imagine the DL

The circus of Saint-Even. Imagine the DL

In Isere…

The Cirque de Saint-Même, in the heart of the regenerating forests and waterfalls of Guiers, a torrent in the Chartreuse Natural Park, invites you to have a picnic and then follow several marked trails of varying difficulty, from the fastest and easiest to the most muscular (access regulated and chargeable from May to September). Hidden in the peaks: the little owl, the golden eagle and the dipper.

More information: https://www.chartreuse-tourisme.com/destination/les-incontournables/ete/les-cascades-du-cirque-de-st-meme/

In the Vosges and Jura…

Not far from Colmar, below the Hohneck massif, the valley of the Gerardmer, Longemer and Retournemer lakes extends for more than 300 kilometers of forest and peat bogs to explore with the family, including the Pont des Fées and the Saut de la Cuve the most famous routes. Between Lons-le-Saunier and Mouthe, the town of Doucier is home to the famous Sentier des Cascades: Hérisson, Eventail… Whether you want to walk, recharge your batteries or cool off, everyone will love it!

Visit https://www.tourisme-lorraine.fr/a-voir-a-faire/visites/sites-naturels/777000651-lac-de-retournemer-xonrupt-longemer and https://www.jura-tourism. com /live-the-jura/visits/the-essentials/cascades-du-herisson/

At the gates of the Vaucluse…

A rocky diadem that culminates at 735 meters, the Dentelles de Montmirail extend over tens of kilometers of hiking trails between scrubland, vineyards and picturesque villages over their steep slopes. Something for all sun, nature and culture lovers who will return with memories full of heads!

More information: https://www.ventouxprovence.fr/reportages/dentelles-de-montmirail/les-villages-des-dentelleshtml.html

On the Loire…

Within the Forez Mountains, the GR3, which traverses the 4-season resort of Col de la Loge, connects the river’s source to its mouth. On foot or by mountain bike, many additional paths invite the general public to walk between forest and pastures.

More information on the website https://www.station-coldelaloge.fr/

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