Initially, it was topped by a dome and the plaque recalled the event.
It is actually located in Echenevex.
A unique panorama of Lake Geneva and the Alps from the ridges. The entry in the cirque of Branveau reveals bucolic landscapes! The return to the alpine pastures "les Platières", in a forest environment, offers a luxuriant vegetation. Look out ... the chamois are never far away!
( A little physical for some people due to the succession of ascents and descents)
Note that this hike, is only accessible from 16 May to 30 November, due to a municipal decree prohibiting access to the Vie de Chaux and the presence of a wildlife tranquility zone.
The trail is in the National Nature Reserve of the Haute Chaîne du Jura, please respect the specific regulations for this area, which can be consulted via the link
https://www.rnn-hautechainedujura.fr/reglementation/interdits-en-rnn/ No dogs allowed, even on a leash!
This loop should not be done in the other direction as some sections are more challenging and difficult to pass.
This itinerary is part of the "Ain Outdoor" selection.
Rest stopsRestaurant - Bar La Petite Chaumière
La table gourmande
La table de la Mainaz
Safety informationBefore leaving :
Check the weather forecast and local weather conditions, and make sure there is no precipitationInform yourself about the access walk, the height of the itinerary, the time it takes, the possible retreats (IGN map, GPS, topo-guide, etc...)Assess the possible risks by asking mountain professionals, refuges and gîtesKeep someone close to you informed of your objective and contact them in case of change: departure and return times, number of participants with everyone's telephone number, vehicle(s), parkingAvoid going alone, use suitable gear for the activity, properly set up and in good condition, headlamp, complete first aid kit, survival blanket, etc.Call 112 (European emergency number) in case of a problem.
Tips and hintsVisit our website to find out more about our destination.
Note that this trail is in the Haute Chaîne du Jura National Nature Reserve. Therefore, respect its regulations: https://www.rnn-hautechainedujura.fr/
No dogs allowed.
Author’s map recommendations
Book recommendations for this region:
Appropriate clothing for the season and conditions (cold, hot, wet...)
Suitable hiking shoes adapted to the ground (even for children!)
Hiking poles ( for stability and to take the strain off the joints)
Cell phone and spare battery
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- 16 Waypoints