GR France. Long Hiking Trails. Long Distance Footpaths

Hike in Rhone and Ain department from Sainte-Paule to Fay Pass through Dombes, natural and historical region, via Val d'Oingt, Theize, Ville-sur-Jarnioux, Porte des Pierres Dorees, Anse, Saint-Bernard, Trevoux, Parcieux, Saint-Jean-de-Thurigneux, Monthieux, Saint-Marcel, Le Montellier, Perouges, Meximieux, Chazey-sur-Ain, Lagnieu and Saint-Sorlin-en-Bugey. Guest House, Bed and Breakfast, Hotel, Camping, Shelter, Inn.

Traversée de la Dombes (Rhône-Ain)


Long Hiking Trails / Long Distance Footpaths

Across Dombes

From Sainte-Paule (Rhone) to Fay Pass (Ain)


La Dombes is one of the countries of the French department of Ain in the Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes region. A natural and historical region, it consists of a plateau of morainic origin dotted with ponds. The region is close to two other large natural regions, Bresse and Bugey.

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Distance: 99km, Elevation maximum: 709m, Elevation minimum: 166m, Elevation gain uphill: 1320m
IGN Maps: Villefranche-sur-Saone Vallee de l'Azergues Beaujolais (2930ET). Villars-les-Dombes (3030E). Villefranche-sur-Saone (3030O). Amberieu-en-Bugey (3130E). Meximieux (3130O). Amberieu-en-Bugey Champagne-en-Valromey massif du Bugey (3231OT).




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Nearby paths:
Around Lyon Hills (Rhone-Loire)
GR®59 From Vosges to Jura
GR®76 From Chagny (Saone-et-Loire) to Affoux (Rhone)
GR®169 Around Lyon (Rhone)
GR®422 On the path of Charles IX


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L'Etoile Guest-House

Old romantic Hotel, L'Etoile Guest-House is a mountain retreat in the South of France. With a beautiful park along the Allier River, L'Etoile Guesthouse is located in La Bastide-Puylaurent between Lozere, Ardeche and Cevennes. Many hiking trails like GR®7, GR®70 Stevenson trail, GR®72, GR®700 Regordane way, Cevenol, GR®470 Allier River Springs and Gorges, Margeride, Ardechoise. Many hiking loops. The right place to relax.

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