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Hiking trails in Auvergne - Rhône-Alpes


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For those who enjoy an active vacation, we have lots of suggestions in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. Use our Travel Guide as a source of inspiration for planning your next adventure and browse through descriptions and route details of the most beautiful hikes.
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The 10 most beautiful hikes in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

le lac Léman et le Mont-Blanc en face.
Hiking trail · Jura Mountains
Hicking trail: La Faucille - Les deux Montronds
recommended route Difficulty easy Open
6.7 km
3:00 h
375 m
375 m
This looped trail to the mountain ridges offers one of the most beautiful panoramas of the Alps, including Mont Blanc, as well as Lake Geneva and the Jura mountains.
Thurignin Gorge
Hiking trail · L'Ain
Hike: Gorges de Thurignin
recommended route Difficulty difficult Open
14.2 km
4:15 h
240 m
334 m
From Artemare to the heights of Belmont Luthézieu to discover the secrets of the Seran river.To discover along the way: the Thurignin Gorges, the Cerveyrieu waterfall and the Massignieu wine-growing hills; beautiful views, particularly of the Grand Colombier Massif.
Lac bleu au printemps
Hiking trail · Ambérieu-en-Bugey
Randonnée de Vareilles - Lac bleu au Château de St-Germain
recommended route Difficulty moderate
5.9 km
2:00 h
349 m
349 m
Le départ se fait en longeant le Gardon à l'entrée de Vareilles. Le sentier patrimonial explique l'histoire du quartier, jusqu'au lac bleu. Le chemin continue jusqu'aux vestiges du château et de l'ancien bourg médiéval de Saint Germain. Un must familial !
Hiking trail · Saint-Germain-Nuelles
The Quarries of Glay - Beaujolais - Saint-Germain-de-Nuelles
recommended route Difficulty easy
11.1 km
3:40 h
230 m
233 m
The attractions of the routeThe Glay quarries, whose imposing working face stands like a raw fresco in homage to the work of the quarry workers and the thousand-year-old origins of golden stone.
Randonnée vers le Mont-Thabor à Valfréjus
Hiking trail · Haute-Maurienne-Vanoise
94 - Mount Thabor and its Refuge
recommended route Difficulty difficult
23.4 km
8:30 h
1,500 m
1,443 m
Dreaming of reaching 3,000 m and never dared to? The Tabor awaits you! You need a good level of fitness for this route that, with no technical complications, leads you into the magical high-altitude world of majestic mountain landscapes.
Hiking trail · Puy-de-Dôme
Hiking trail : the Morge valley
recommended route Difficulty easy
7.9 km
2:00 h
19 m
19 m
In the rich cereal plain of Limagne, the Val de Morge offers a fresh and relaxing stroll along the water.  The path is punctuated with adobe frames, old mills and panoramas of the Puys range and the Tournoël castle.
Roche Perchée et Lac de la Muzelle
Hiking trail · Isère
Tour de l'Aiguille de Vénosc
recommended route Difficulty moderate
18.8 km
48:00 h
1,727 m
1,727 m
A nice circuit passing from lake to lake, leading you up to the high mountains in 2 days, with the bonus of a breathtaking and original view over the Barre des Ecrins, the only mountains over 4000 m in the southern Alps (4102m).
Sur les traces des bergers
Hiking trail · Hautes-Alpes
SENTIER THÉMATIQUE : Sur les traces des bergers
recommended route Difficulty moderate
7.2 km
3:30 h
460 m
460 m
En balcon sur le vallon de Chambran, découvrez ce sentier thématique marqué par le pastoralisme.
Hiking trail · Ardèche
Hike : Côte de Serrières
recommended route Difficulty moderate
9.3 km
3:00 h
220 m
224 m
From this landmark in canal transport on the Rhone, see the "king of rivers" from above. Sheet n°14 in the "Annonay-Serrières" topographical guide on sale from the Ardèche Tourist Information Office.
Rossignolet waterfall
Hiking trail · Puy-de-Dôme
Walk to the 3 waterfalls
recommended route Difficulty easy
9.9 km
3:01 h
382 m
381 m
This hike allows you to discover three emblematic waterfalls of Le Mont-Dore located quite close to each other. A "refreshing" walk in the heart of the Puy-de-Dôme and the Auvergne!
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