Trail running routes in Rhône-Alpes

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

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For those who enjoy an active vacation, we have lots of suggestions in the 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 trail runs.
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The 10 Most Beautiful trail runs in the Rhône-Alpes

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Trail running · Ain
Scioux running trail on Grand Colombier
recommended route Difficulty moderate
13 km
1:50 h
395 m
394 m
Itinerary with a course in the forest, in alpine pastures and then on the crest line of the Grand Colombier. Exceptional panoramic view of the Alps, the Valromey and the lakes of Geneva, Annecy and Le Bourget.Marking: yellow and white / red (GR9)
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Trail running · Rhône-Alpes
Vertical kilometer : The incline of the Grand Colombier
recommended route Difficulty difficult closed
12.3 km
2:45 h
1,000 m
1,062 m
The Grand Colombier incline from the base of Grand Colombier in the town of Béon to the rock of Chanduraz at 1245m above sea level.This very steep trail is not to be advised to beginners.
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Trail running · Rhône-Alpes
Running trail: Climb of the Grand Colombier from Munet
recommended route Difficulty difficult
15.8 km
2:30 h
981 m
981 m
Starting in the calm forest of the Massif du Grand Colombier, the slopes will lead you to the breathtaking panoramic views of the summit and the rock of Chanduraz during your ascent from the hamlet of Munet to Virieu-le-Petit.
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Trail running · Wallis
From Col de la Forclaz to Col de Balme
recommended route Difficulty moderate
20.3 km
4:40 h
1,283 m
1,284 m
This loop to Col de Balme follows marked trails just a stone’s throw from the French-Swiss border formed by the famous pass.
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Trail running · Rhône-Alpes
Running trail: Chanduraz from Chavornay
recommended route Difficulty difficult closed
11.9 km
2:45 h
820 m
821 m
From the hamlet of Charaillin in the commune of Chavornay, an ascent to Chanduraz at an altitude of 1218 metres on the Grand Colombier massif: at the belvedere, a very open view on the Valromey side; a connection is possible with Béon.
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Trail running · Rhône-Alpes
Running trail: Retord tour
recommended route Difficulty moderate
18 km
2:00 h
390 m
361 m
From the ski resort of Les Plans d'Hotonnes, the Plateau de Retord offers all its mountain characteristics: combes and forests, isolated typical farms, vast spaces and ridges such as Crêt du Nu and Tumet with views on the Alps and the Mont Blanc.
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Trail running · Rhône-Alpes
Running trail: Ronde des Plans
recommended route Difficulty easy
10.4 km
1:15 h
235 m
235 m
From the ski resort of Les Plans d'Hotonnes, valleys and ridges of the Plateau de Retord, panoramic views of Mont Blanc and the Alps above the Croix des Terments. Fields covered with flowers, daffodils and daffodils in spring.
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Trail running · Rhône-Alpes
Running trail on the ridges of Sur Lyand
recommended route Difficulty moderate
9.3 km
1:40 h
329 m
329 m
From the combe du Cimetière after the Col de la Biche on the territory of Brénaz, in the heart of the Grand Colombier massif: discover the crests, pastures and the site of Arvières (former Chartreuse, ethnobotanical garden and refuge).
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Trail running · Ain
Running trail on the ridge of Hergues
recommended route Difficulty moderate
8.6 km
1:30 h
275 m
275 m
Starting from the hairpin down the Col de la Biche, the Hergues ridge circuit offers a succession of panoramic views to cut through the brimstone by following the ridges to the magnificent viewpoint from the garden of the Chalet d'Arvières.
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Trail running · Saint-Martin-en-Haut
Trail de St-Martin-en-Haut à Yzeron - Monts du Lyonnais - Saint-Martin-en-Haut
recommended route Difficulty difficult
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19.3 km
6:30 h
556 m
603 m
Les attraits de l’itinéraireUn terrain d’entrainement recommandé pour le trail : se préparer pour monter le « mur » situé entre Rochefort et Yzeron. En compensation, le tronçon des Brosses à la Lienne n’est que du bonheur.
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Noville - Lac de Taney - Col de la Croix - Noville by Gerhard
June 26, 2022 · Community
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