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Hiking trails in Bugey Sud

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

Download our map and discover the 34 nicest trails in Bugey Sud
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

Get an overall view of the hiking trails available in our region and identify starting points, locations and lengths on the 3D interactive map in du Bugey Sud.
Click on the loops to get information about each hiking trail.

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

Download our hiking maps (English version coming soon):

Hiking maps can be found in the tourist information offices.

Get in touch with us at contact@bugey-sud-tourisme.fr or on our Facebook page for more information and tips to enjoy the nicest hikes in the area!

More details on hiking trails:

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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...

  • Level black - very hard
GR® de Pays - Tour du Valromey


  • Level black - very hard
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...

  • Level bue - Medium
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....

  • Level green –very easy
Hike: Montagne de Saint-Benoit

Groslée - Saint-Benoît

Hike starting from Saint-Benoit.

Hiking in Bugey : Le tour de Groslée

Groslée - Saint-Benoît

Hiking tour from the church square in Groslée with beautiful views of the Rhône.

Hiking in Bugey: La Ronde des Plans

Haut Valromey

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...

  • Level bue - Medium
Hiking in Bugey: Bois du Geay

Haut Valromey

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: Tour de Retord

Haut Valromey

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 : discovery of the natural environment

With a guide, discover the forest, the fauna and flora of our plateaus and its surrounding marshes.

Haut Valromey

Hike through Pont des Tines and Grottes du Pic

Haut Valromey

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 : 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.

  • Level bue - Medium
GR® 9


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...

  • Level black - very hard
Hike starting from Parves-et-Nattages: le circuit du Sorbier

Parves et Nattages

From the Parves viewpoint, this hike crosses the hamlets of Montpellaz and Sorbier to reach Grand Ecrivieux in Massignieu-de-Rives, offering a very beautiful view of the Belley basin.

  • Level bue - Medium
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.

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