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The " Druides " blue route n°4 Gex-Mourex-Vesancy

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  • vue sur le Jura, depuis Chauvilly
    vue sur le Jura, depuis Chauvilly
    Photo: Anne-Marie Barbe, Jura Mountains & The French side of Geneva
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Between Divonne les Bains and Gex, the Mont Mourex offers a stunning panorama of the high Jura chain, the Alps, the Pays de Gex and the Rhone valley.
easy
Distance 10.3 km
1:05 h
209 m
205 m
717 m
573 m
Blue trail for mountain bikes (n°4).

There are many hiking and mountain bike trails on Mont Mourex, between Divonne-les-bains and Gex. It offers a spectacular view of the Jura mountains, the Alps, the Pays de Gex and the Rhone valley.

Address: Camping de Gex, Parking du Mont Mourex.

Author’s recommendation

This itinerary is part of the "Ain Outdoor" selection.
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Anne-Marie Barbe 
Update: February 22, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
717 m
Lowest point
573 m
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Track types

Asphalt 22.50%Dirt road 0.50%Forested/wild trail 10.08%Road 13.69%Unknown 53.21%
Asphalt
2.3 km
Dirt road
0.1 km
Forested/wild trail
1 km
Road
1.4 km
Unknown
5.5 km
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Rest stops

Fromagerie Michelin

Safety information

In case of emergency, contact 112.

Tips and hints

For further information visit our website

Start

GEX (581 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.334109, 6.067239
DMS
46°20'02.8"N 6°04'02.1"E
UTM
32T 274284 5135351
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Destination

GEX

Turn-by-turn directions

departure from the Gex campsite.

Follow the path along the railway line towards Divonne.

At the junction of a paved road, turn left into the housing estate and join the road to Pitegny and turn right (facing the Alps).

At the Chauvilly bridge road, take the Chauvilly road on the left (towards Divonne) for 600 m, then at 3:00 am, take on the right an agricultural road (facing the Alps), which climbs slightly, to join the Mourex road.

Enter the village of Mourex, in the middle of the bend on the right (nice stone house), take on the left "Mont Mourex", a small narrow tarmac road which ends in a carriage road.

When you reach a square/parking lot, take the path on the left: direction "Vesancy". The path descends slightly and then bends to the right.

Then turn left to return to the Gex side. The path joins the RD 984c.

Watch out as you cross the road to reach Vesancy! Take the path just beside it which goes up towards the village and crosses it. After the chicanes, in the curve, go straight up the hill (le chemin de Bottenay - direction Gex).

Continue in the same direction along the chemin Regaud, at the next intersection: turn left (opposite Les Alpes), then right, rue de l'Oudard, then left (opposite Les Alpes), rue Georges Charpak.

At the traffic lights, turn right for 100 m then cross opposite to reach the campsite/fire brigade museum. Go under the bridge to finish your walk.

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Public transport

Getting there

Parking

Coordinates

DD
46.334109, 6.067239
DMS
46°20'02.8"N 6°04'02.1"E
UTM
32T 274284 5135351
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

IGN map 3327 ET Morez/Les Rousses/La Faucille

Equipment

The MTB little booklet:

Stay on the marked trails for your safety and follow the direction of the itinerariesNever over estimate your abilities and keep your speed under controlbe careful and courteous when passing or crossing other riders, as pedestrians have prioritycheck the condition of your mountain bike and bring supplies and repair accessoriesIf you set off alone, leave your itinerary to othersUse of a helmet is strongly recommendedRespect private property and cultivated areasBeware of agricultural and forestry machinery Close the gatesAvoid picking flowers, fruit and mushrooms in the wildDo not disturb the peace of wild animalsKeep your rubbish, be discreet and respect the environment


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Difficulty
easy
Distance
10.3 km
Duration
1:05 h
Ascent
209 m
Descent
205 m
Highest point
717 m
Lowest point
573 m
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