Depuis le plateau de Rivoire

Boucle de l'Echaillon

Sport, Pedestrian sports, Hiking itinerary in Saint-Christophe
3.7 km
2h
Very easy
  • Rather easy hike, with beautiful views on the gorges of the Guiers river and the countryside. On the plateau of La Ravoire, many different species of birds live together in the splendid forest. Enjoy the song of the numerous wren and winter wren.

  • (1) From Pont St-Martin, take the path of L’Échaillon which goes up in zigzag to the plateau of La Ravoire. Follow the GR9 signs towards the East.
    (2) The path overhangs the Gorges of L’Échaillon, where the Guiers Vif river runs, and passes near a belvedere. Be careful, no barriers there. Take the GR9 again and leave it after 500 meters to turn towards the North (yellow signs).
    (3) Cross the prehistoric site of La Fru, to meet the Charmilles’ car park. Follow the GR9 for about 200 meters...
    (1) From Pont St-Martin, take the path of L’Échaillon which goes up in zigzag to the plateau of La Ravoire. Follow the GR9 signs towards the East.
    (2) The path overhangs the Gorges of L’Échaillon, where the Guiers Vif river runs, and passes near a belvedere. Be careful, no barriers there. Take the GR9 again and leave it after 500 meters to turn towards the North (yellow signs).
    (3) Cross the prehistoric site of La Fru, to meet the Charmilles’ car park. Follow the GR9 for about 200 meters before meeting a yellow marked path on the right. Cross the plateau of La Ravoire to the junction marked with a directional pole.
    (4) From there you can go back and forth to reach the splendid belvedere overhanging the hamlet of La Grotte. Go back to the junction, take again the yellow marked path towards the South. After walking along the escarpment overhanging the valley, meet again the GR9 to come back to the starting point.
    If you want, you can go to contemplate the gorge, to do so, cross the roman bridge.
    Be careful if you are with children.
  • Difference in height
    188 m
  • Plain text period
    From 01/01 to 31/12.

    Subject to favorable weather.
  • Spoken languages
    • French
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
188 meters of difference in height
  • Maximum altitude : 600 m
  • Minimum altitude : 418 m
  • Total positive elevation : 188 m
  • Total negative elevation : -188 m
  • Max positive elevation : 127 m
  • Min positive elevation : -33 m