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Lake trails

Beware, refreshing walks! We take you to discover Bugey’s lakes through 3 hikes. From water to vineyards, from forests to traditional villages, these nature hikes go through various landscapes. As a bonus: the view on Grand Colombier!

Armaille lake

This nature hike a few minutes from the town of Belley allows you to discover the forests of southern Bugey, the impressive pierced rock and the Armaille lake. The end of the route offers beautiful views of Mont Blanc.

    To make the most of it
    • The detour to the pierced rock.
    • The coolness of the woords.
    • The stream and lake of Armaille.
    • The views on Mont Blanc.
    • Nearby, discover the city of Belley and its historic center.

    Lake and vineyards

    This loop in the middle of the Bugey vineyards will take you from the sculpted rocks of Barterand Lake to the Caveau Bugiste located in Vongnes, a winegrowing village with traditional Bugist architecture.


      To make the most of it
      • Lake Barterand, a supervised swimming lake in July and August.
      • The myths of Bugey carved into the cliffs of Lake Barterand.
      • The charming atypical Bugey winegrowing villages and their vineyards.
      • The winegrowers’ cellars and wine tasting.
      • The panorama of the Grand Colombier and the Lavours Marsh Nature Reserve from the orientation table in Vongnes.

      During the hike,in the heart of Marignieu, a traditional Bugist village, Maison Angelot welcomes you every day to discover its wines.

      For even more cellars and wine tasting, a slight detour of a few hundred meters will take you to Vongnes where the Domaine Monin, the Caveau bugiste and its museums welcome you!

      Grey stone hike

      A very varied hiking circuit allowing you to discover the Bugey’s buildings thanks to the crossing of numerous villages and hamlets.

        To make the most of it