Panorama sur les vignes du Bugey à Flaxieu au pied du Grand ColombierPanorama sur les vignes du Bugey à Flaxieu au pied du Grand Colombier
©Panorama sur les vignes du Bugey à Flaxieu au pied du Grand Colombier|Laurent Madelon

Walks in the vineyards

The Bugey vineyards are best discovered on foot in the heart of traditional wine villages. Enjoy a gourmet getaway and the conviviality of the Bugey region by discovering its gentle hills and cellars during a stroll through the vineyards, so dear to Brillat-Savarin, the gastronome writer native of this area.

Lake and vineyards

This family-friendly loop through the Bugey vineyards will take you from the sculpted rocks of Lake Barterand to the Caveau Bugiste located in Vongnes, a winegrowing village with traditional 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.
    • Panorama on Grand Colombier and the Lavours Marsh Nature Reserve from the Vongnes orientation table.

    In the course of the hike in the heart of Marignieu, a traditional Bugist village, Maison Angelot, a certified High Environmental Value farm, welcomes you every day to taste its wines.

    For even more cellars and 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!

    Circuit des caveaux bugistes

    This hike in the heart of the Bugey vineyards will take you to the wine villages of Vongnes and Marignieu, as well as the chapel of Poirin.

      To make the most of it
      • The panorama on the Grand Colombier from the orientation table of Vongnes.
      • Free wine tastings at the Caveau Bugiste, the Domaine Monin and the Maison Angelot for individuals.
      • The Caveau bugiste, its exhibition room and its museums accessible for free all year long.
      • The architecture of the wine villages of Marignieu and Vongnes.

      Do not hesitate to push the door of the various cellars located on the route, you will be welcomed by the winegrowers for  great moments of sharing and tasting.

      Vineyard stroll in Marignieu

      This circuit will take you to discover the charming village of Marignieu while passing from vineyard to vineyard on the slopes of this part of Bugey.

      To make the most of it
      • The charming and atypical village of Marignieu.
      • The 1448 chestnut tree and its history.
      • The vineyards of this wine-producing village.
      • Numerous viewpoints and an orientation table with a view of Mont Blanc, the Grand Colombier and the Rhone canal.
      • The cellar of the Maison Angelot.

      After the walk, the winemakers of Maison Angelot welcome you every day of the year for a free friendly and captivating winetasting.

      La croix saint clair hike in Izieu

      Easy hike on the Route de la Grande Montagne offering a beautiful view of the South of Bugey from the atypical village of Izieu located at the southern end of Bugey and the Ain department.

        To make the most of it

        A few steps from the start of the hike, the Caveau Martin-Barbaz presents its AB-certified organic wines. Bugey white: Chardonnay, Roussette. Bugey red : Pinot, Mondeuse. Bugey rosé. Bugey Méthode traditionnelle white and rosé.

        Enjoy the bugist gastronomy at l’Auberge du Grand Thur in Izieu! Jennifer welcomes you in a warm setting and offers you a charmful local cuisine.

        Classified as a historical monument, Maison d’Izieu museum-memorial is one of the must-see places to visit in the region. A place of life that has become a place of national remembrance, Maison d’Izieu, a museum and memorial, invite you to discover history, justice and memory during guided tours of the house, browsing its permanent and temporary exhibitions.

        Le Golet au loup

        Hiking circuit of 7.6 km following the course of the river Séran with several beautiful points of interests:

        • The Fierloz.
        • The Cerveyrieu waterfall.
        • The Massignieu-de-Belmont vineyard.

        To make the most of it
        • Fierloz is a 74-hectare limestone plateau with lapiaz formed 140 million years ago.
        • The panorama from the Virgin of the Fierloz massif.
        • Cerveyrieu waterfall, a spectacular waterfall with a landscaped lookout.
          Séran river.
        • Great food after the hike at the local restaurants.

        Take a tour of the charming tasting cellar in Massignieu-de-Belmont and discover Bugey wines produced by Claude Collomb: Chardonnay, Roussette du Bugey, Rosé, Pinot, Gamay, Mondeuse and sparkling “Méthode traditionnelle”.
        Free tasting and sales at the cellar, by appointment.