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distance 5.35mi Vertical gain +591ft Vertical drop -597ft Durée 3h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Héand - 42 - Loire

Family-friendly walk in the hills of Saint-Héand among the horses and cows.

distance 3.81mi Vertical gain +331ft Vertical drop -338ft Durée 2h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Joseph - 42 - Loire

This hike is primarily along clear paths with views over le Pilat and Sainte-Catherine. An easy trek with some slight up and downhill slopes. Be careful, as non-stone tracks can get muddy in the rainy season.

distance 7.61mi Vertical gain +2159ft Vertical drop -2159ft Durée 5h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Appolinard (Loire) - 42 - Loire

Another original way to get to this beautiful viewpoint that is the Saint-Sabin chapel on a small bluff in the heart of the Pilat Park, pouring into the Rhône Valley, with some of the best views of the Alps and pre-Alps (especially across the south). At the chapel, many signs and indications tell the story of the place and its flora.

distance 7.21mi Vertical gain +922ft Vertical drop -919ft Durée 4h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Christo-en-Jarez - 42 - Loire

A circuit primarily on small paved and sunny roads.

distance 6.25mi Vertical gain +16ft Vertical drop -16ft Durée 2h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert - 42 - Loire

An open-to-the-sky Sunday stroll in the sun Canal du Forez.

distance 6mi Vertical gain +669ft Vertical drop -673ft Durée 3h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in La Valla-en-Gier - 42 - Loire

An easy walk to enjoy as a family. Very popular in summer, it is worth the detour to admire the panoramic view over the Alps and the summits of Mont Blanc, the Lyonnais mountains and the Giers valley, the Vercors massif and those of northern Vivarais. With a wealth of flowers in spring, you can gather bilberries in August and raspberries in September. Unless you choose to go ski touring or cross-country skiing here in winter.

distance 4.26mi Vertical gain +604ft Vertical drop -574ft Durée 2h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Véranne - 42 - Loire

An easy hike along the ridges of Pilat linking three major summits, via trails through forests and moors. Along the way we discover magnificent views of the Alps, the Massif Central and the Rhône Valley.

distance 6.28mi Vertical gain +331ft Vertical drop -328ft Durée 3h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Marcellin-en-Forez - 42 - Loire

A walk through Forez on waymarked trails.

distance 5.78mi Vertical gain +748ft Vertical drop -755ft Durée 3h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Fontanès (Loire) - 42 - Loire

Beautiful route along the ridges around the village of Fontanès. Free parking in the castle grounds.