A walk of medium difficulty (12km, 3h45, 673m of positive gradient), in steep gorges, starting from the cottage. Several remarkable points.
60% of this route is in the shade: it is the ideal walk to rest from the heat of summer, but avoid this course in very wet weather. The loop is family friendly and has no technical difficulties. It is marked “country trail” (red and yellow)
The walk explores the bottom of the Terneze gorges: same beginning as the Canyon’s walk, but then crossing the Terneze by the Boyat footbridge. We then head north towards the place called Le Verger (650m) to descend to the hole of Hell where an Himalayan footbridge allows to cross the Leysse. On the climb to St Jean d’Arvey, a half-slope path overlooks the Leysse Gorge to cross the Leysse back to the “Chateau de la Bathie”. Return by the path to the flank of the gorge (left bank) to the path that descends from the village.
Several shorter options are possible, but a bit “technical”. So avoid with young children.
- You can only go back and forth to the bridge and then turn around;
- or, always in this option 1, return to “The Orchard” and then fork towards the Sordet Bridge where you can cross the Terneze ford. WARNING: Crossing scree difficult for the young and ford according to the level of the river. Do not attempt to pass over the bridge;
- more simply, go back and forth to the Sordet Bridge, without going through the canyon.