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Granges de Joigny

Sport, Pedestrian sports, Hiking itinerary in Entremont-le-Vieux
3.8 km
1h
Very easy
  • Envision the mountain life of yesteryear as you traverse the barns of Joigny, marvel at the high-altitude orchids, and discover fossils etched into the stunning limestone slabs. It's a true sensory spectacle that awaits you!

  • Leaving Col du Granier at the base of the majestic mountain, you gradually proceed towards the Ravines. From here, you can revel in picturesque meadows adorned with an array of fragrant mountain flowers, including the renowned Sabot de Venus wild orchid. If you're fortunate enough to come across one or more of these, keep a lookout for the Goddess Venus, who undoubtedly isn't far away!

    After passing through the Granges de Joigny, where hay is stored, and if you're observant, you may spot...
    Leaving Col du Granier at the base of the majestic mountain, you gradually proceed towards the Ravines. From here, you can revel in picturesque meadows adorned with an array of fragrant mountain flowers, including the renowned Sabot de Venus wild orchid. If you're fortunate enough to come across one or more of these, keep a lookout for the Goddess Venus, who undoubtedly isn't far away!

    After passing through the Granges de Joigny, where hay is stored, and if you're observant, you may spot traces of exquisite ammonites on the limestone slabs – snail-shaped fossils dating back tens of millions of years.

    Upon reaching Les Granges, turn back and retrace your steps along the same route back to Col du Granier.
  • Guidebook with maps/step-by-step
    1/ From the Col du Granier, opposite the restaurant, take the yellow-marked track on the left towards the “Granges de Joigny”. 2/ Pass the first small barn, then arrive at “Les Ravines”. From here, follow the yellow and red signposted track towards the barns. 3/ At Les Granges, turn around and take the same route back to Col du Granier.
  • Departure
    Entremont-le-Vieux
  • Difference in height
    88 m
  • Plain text period
    From 01/05 to 30/11.
  • Environment
    • Mountain location
    • Mountain view
    • Forest location
  • Spoken languages
    • French
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
88 meters of difference in height
  • Maximum altitude : 1207 m
  • Minimum altitude : 1131 m
  • Total positive elevation : 88 m
  • Total negative elevation : -88 m
  • Max positive elevation : 59 m
  • Min positive elevation : -16 m
Services
  • Services
    • Pets welcome
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