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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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Arboys en Bugey

Hike : Armaille Lake

Hiking from Thoys, the circuit follows the Armaille stream to the lake of the same name in the undergrowth of the South Bugey.

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Artemare

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 waterfa...

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Artemare

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 Ce...

Artemare

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 Valr...

Arvière-en-Valromey

Hiking in Bugey: Crêtes de Sur Lyand

Wonderful hike in the heart of the Grand Colombier massif: discover the crests and its panoramas on the Alps, pastures and the site of Arvières (forme...

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Arvière-en-Valromey

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 ...

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Arvière-en-Valromey

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 nati...

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Arvière-en-Valromey

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 f...

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Arvière-en-Valromey

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 ...

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Belley

Walks in the forest of Rothonne

3 trails, from 1.8 to 5.2 mile long, in the heart of a forest, 1.5 mi. from the town centre of Belley.

Béon

Hike : Romagneux from Béon (long loop)

Short hike starting from Béon leading to Romagneux.

Béon

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. -The arch. -Panorama from Chandur...

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Brégnier-Cordon

Trail along the water (Sentier de l'eau)

Interpretation trail on the theme of the influence of water on landscapes and human life.

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Brégnier-Cordon

Hike : Tour du Mont de Cordon

Short hike on the shores of the Rhone river leading to a lovely panorama at Mont de Cordon.

Ceyzérieu

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.

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Champagne-en-Valromey

Hike: A wolf life.

Hike in the local nature of Valromey following a peaceful river, an emerald source and several local heritage monuments.

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Cheignieu-la-Balme

Hike: Chevrier

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 Ar...

Culoz

Grandes Traversées du Jura (GTJ) : Multi-days walk from Mandeure to Culoz

La Grande Traversée du Jura by feet is a hiking to discover the Jura Mountain from Madeure to Culoz.

Culoz

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, t...

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Culoz

Hike: on the ridge of the Grand Colombier (circuit des crêtes)

Route along the ridges and passing by the summit of Grand Colombier (1531 m), the viewpoint of Chanduraz (1260 m) and the orientation table of the Cro...

Culoz

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 Bour...

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Culoz

3 day-hike in Jura: hiking trails through Plateau de Retord and Grand Colombier

Southern crossing of the Grande Traversée du Jura on foot from Valserhône railway station to Culoz railway station in 3 days.

Culoz

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 o...

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Culoz

Hiking loop of the Magnine falls

Small loop above Culoz to discover the many small waterfalls of the Magnine on the slopes of the Grand Colombier.

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Cuzieu

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. Be...

Groslée-Saint-Benoit

Hiking in Bugey : Le tour de Groslée

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

Groslée-Saint-Benoit

Hike: Montagne de Saint-Benoit

Hike starting from Saint-Benoit.

Haut Valromey

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...

Haut Valromey

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 va...

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Haut Valromey

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...

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Haut Valromey

Hike: on the steps of the WW2 French resistance.

Thematic trail on the Plateau de Retord, in the footsteps of the first maquisards of the Ain, starting from the Les Plans station or the village of Ho...

Haut Valromey

Hiking in Bugey: La Ronde des Plans

Hike through the valleys and ridges of the Plateau de Retord and allowing you to enjoy a magnificent panorama of Mont Blanc and the Alps from the reso...

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Haut Valromey

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hiking : discovery of the natural environment

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

Izieu

Hike : La croix Saint Clair

Short hike starting from the museum in Izieu. The trail has a nice view on the Rhône river downwards.

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Izieu

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.

Mijoux

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-Bellega...

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Parves et Nattages

Hike starting from Parves-et-Nattages: le circuit du Sorbier

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

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