Hiking trails in Bugey Sud
Hiking in Bugey !
At less than 1h from Annecy and Geneva, and 1h30 from Lyon, a large number of hikes with watefalls and beautiful panoramas can be admired in Bugey Sud at your own pace.
Overall hiking map of Bugey Sud
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8 maps with descriptions and a book guide with 71 hikes in Bugey are sold in our Tourist information offices.
3D interactive map of hikes in Bugey
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A perfect area for trail running.
On Xavier Thevenard’s territory (multiple times UTMB winner) nature and mountains of Bugey offers loads of possibilities for trails runners.
Get your running shoes and discover lakes, forests, ridges, rivers and waterfalls along your way.
If you are into steep trails and elevation gain challenges, the slopes of the Grand Colombier starting from Culoz or Munet are just the inclines you are looking for.
Hiking trails in Bugey
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Hike : Armaille Lake
Arboys en Bugey
Hiking from Thoys, the circuit follows the Armaille stream to the lake of the same name in the undergrowth of the South Bugey.
Hike: Gorges de Thurignin
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 wi...
Hiking on the foot of the Grand Colombier
A long hike from Artemare to cross the slopes of the Grand Colombier massif as the writer Paul Claudel did in his time, often along the rivers of Valromey: Séran, Laval, Arvières and Groin....
Hike: Golet au loup
Hiking circuit following the course of the river, the Séran and allowing the discovery of the site of the Virgin of Fierloz and the Cerveyrieu waterfall.
Hike of the Grand Colombier starting from Munet
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...
Hiking in Bugey: up to Chanduraz from Charaillin
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 Valro...
Hike in Bugey: Les crêtes d'Hergues
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 v...
Hiking in Bugey: Crêtes de Sur Lyand
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 C...
Hike: Sentier des Charteux
From Lochieu, in the footsteps of the Carthusian monks who lived on the site of Arvières in the Grand Colombier massif, discovery of the Arvières national forest: ruins of the former Carthus...
Hike in Bugey: Chanduraz from Béon
Hike with a significant elevation gain with various points of interest along the way:
-Ruins of Luyrieu's castle.
-Panorama from Chanduraz (alt. 1218 m)
Hike : Tour du Mont de Cordon
Starting from the Rhône canal, take the paths through the woods, near the 14th century Château de la Barre.
Walking tour at the Lavours swamp
After visiting the Maison du marais de Lavours, take the time to stroll along the circuit on stilts in the heart of the Lavours marsh nature reserve.
Hike: A wolf life.
Hike in the local nature of Valromey following a peaceful river, an emerald source and several local heritage monuments.
Hiking trail offering a beautiful view from the hamlet of Nivollet.
Maximum altitude: 995 m.
Discovery of the hamlet of Egieu and the villages of Armix, mountain villages, Rossillon and Ch...
Hike: Le circuit des Scioux
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, Ann...
Hike of the Saracens
Starting from Chatel in the commune of Culoz, this rarely visited Saracens circuit offers very beautiful views of the Rhône, Chautagne and Lac du Bourget. It joins the ruins of a watchtower ...
Hike: Grand Colombier from Culoz
Hike constituting a return trip on the same route, passing by the Fenestrez belvedere (1077 m) and continuing along the ridge path, to the viewpoint of the Cross (1525 m)
Marking: white / r...
Hike: The grey stone (la Pierre grise).
Hiking tour starting from the hamlet of Fesne, very varied, allowing you to discover the Bugey thanks to the crossing of many villages and hamlets. Beautiful panoramas, lakes, woods....
Hike through Pont des Tines and Grottes du Pic
From Songieu, discover natural and cultural attractions: the tines or vats dug by the Séran have created an arch; the caves inhabited in the Neolithic period are now private; the ruins of Ch...
Hike: Tour de Retord
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...
Hiking in Bugey: La Ronde des Plans
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...
Hiking in Bugey: Bois du Geay
From Songieu (Sully lime tree next to the church and Aliettes lake close to the village), a country walk to the ridge line in the heart of pleasant valleys and forests.
Hike : La croix Saint Clair
Short hike starting from the museum in Izieu. The trail has a nice view on the Rhône river downwards.
Hike: Le grand Thur
Located near the village of Izieu the Grand Thur is 758m high and at its summit it gives some fantastic views over the southern part of Bugey.
GR® 9 (Mijoux-Culoz)
The GR® 9 begins in St-Amour 39. In the department of Ain, it goes all over the oriental crest, by Colomby de Gex, goes through the gap Nantua-Bellegarde, visits plateau de Retord and goes t...
Hike : Tour de Nattages
Parves et Nattages
A small walk around the Nattages overlooking the Rhône and facing the Dent du Chat and the Mont de la Charvaz.