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Hiking in Bugey: La Ronde des Plans

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  • Narcisses sur le Plateau de Retord
    Narcisses sur le Plateau de Retord
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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 resort of Plans d'Hotonnes.
easy
Distance 10.4 km
2:00 h
309 m
235 m
1,267 m
1,032 m
On a clear day, the Crêt de Beauregard panorama facing Mont Blanc offers an impressive panorama of the entire Alps.
Between the beech forests and the valleys of the south of the Jura Massif, you will stroll along the paths of the set of Luc Jacquet's film "The Fox and the Child".
From the Terments cross to the end of the hike, you will also benefit from several viewpoints over the Plans d'Hotonnes, ski resort in the south of the Jura Massif, a paradise for cross-country skiers and snowshoe hikers. winter and mountain bikers, hikers, orienteers, biathletes and simply lovers of the wide open spaces of the Plateau de Retord the rest of the year.

You will cross several mountain pastures, we thank you for keeping your dogs on a leash at all times. Some herds may be accompanied by guard dogs, we thank you for not trying to pet them, not feeding them, not approaching them, not crossing the herd but rather calmly walking around it.

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The circuit is detailed on a sheet on sale in the offices of the Tourist Office.
Circuit detailed in the topo-guide "hiking in Bugey" of the Departmental Committee for hiking in Ain including 71 hikes to discover Bugey.
On sale at the Tourist Office.

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Highest point
1,267 m
Lowest point
1,032 m
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Farm cooking "To the rhythm of the herd"
Hotel Restaurant Berthet
Restaurant Berthet

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APIDAE tourism data updated on 10/10/2022 by "Office de Tourisme Bugey Sud Grand Colombier".
Spotted an error? Write to e.bebi@bugeysud-tourisme.fr with the following information:
File name: Circuit de randonnée de la Ronde des Plans | Record identifier: 167045 | URL (link) for this Outdooractive page.

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Le départ est situé devant la Maison des Plans, le bureau d'information touristique des Plans d'Hotonnes (1,034 m)
Coordinates:
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46.039042, 5.701776
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46°02'20.6"N 5°42'06.4"E
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31T 709055 5101934
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L'arrivée est située devant la Maison des Plans, le bureau d'information touristique des Plans d'Hotonnes

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46.039042, 5.701776
DMS
46°02'20.6"N 5°42'06.4"E
UTM
31T 709055 5101934
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
10.4 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
309 m
Descent
235 m
Highest point
1,267 m
Lowest point
1,032 m
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