This hike will take you exploring the Vallin forest, a mystical place where you'll find the Rompu and Ravoux ponds and others, as well as a limestone stream and a ferruginous one. The hike ends with a beautiful panoramic view.
From the church car park, head towards La Taillat. At the signpost, take the grassy path towards Les Quatre Sapins to reach the crossroads in Saint-Joseph. The route then takes you on a lovely loop through the Vallin forest, passing by the Vallin ponds. The loop takes you back to Saint-Joseph. From there, go back to the sign for Les Quatre Sapins, then head towards Dessus Mirieu, going past Ravoux pond before following the path upstream along the Gadizieu stream. Continue through Dessus Mirieu and join the D520 road at the sign for "Le Rapoux". Keep left and walk along the road (be careful) for 50m. On your left, take the Chemin de Brumière as far as the "Le Bessay" sign. Keep going until you reach the sign for "Croix des Poulets", then follow the road back to Torchefelon.
- Pedestrian sports, Itinéraire de randonnée pédestre
- Target clientele:
- For beginners / novice
- 13.9 km
- Trail type:
- Elevation gain:
- 265 m
- Daily duration:
- Map references:
- Carte IGN série bleue 3133 E
- Topographical references:
- cartoguide Les Vals du Dauphiné
- Difficult sections:
- Remember to bring clothing and equipment appropriate for your ability level, the route, and the weather conditions. Be careful during the 50m stretch on the D520 road.
- Type of waymarkers:
- yellow markers ('PR', day hike route)
Bring clothing and equipment appropriate for your ability level and the weather conditions. Do not leave the marked paths.
Contact details & information
Communauté de communes Les Vals du Dauphiné
- 38690 Torchefelon
From La Tour du Pin, head towards Bourgoin-Jailleu on the D1006. At Cessieu, take the roads leading to St Victor de Cessieu, then Torchefelon. Park in the car park near the church.
All year round.
Subject to favorable weather.