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The Rothonne forest in Belley

Forest walks, fun or historical trails, mountain bike loops, enjoy a family outing on the trails of the Rothonne forest, a few minutes from the town of Belley.

A forest for everyone
A parking lot is reserved for people with disabilities.
7 wooden edutainment equipment accessible to everyone including people with reduced mobility are installed along 1 km, on the main path.
Picnic tables are also accessible to people in wheelchairs: without leg hindrances, they have an elongated tabletop on each side.
The arboretum is also arranged for audiences with special needs: the slope, the width of the path and the granulometry have been improved for this purpose.

A bit of history
This forest, which covers 380 hectares, have been given in the Middle Ages to the Bishop of Belley by the Count of Savoy.
In the 19th century, after the installation of the garrison in Belley, the Rothonne forest became a maneuver and shooting range from 1870 to 1889.
In 2012, other developments made the place more accessible to all audiences and more fun.
* Source: Tourist and archaeological wealth of the City of Belley – Pre-inventory. Société savante du Bugey

Hiking, running and mountain biking trails 
Three hiking and mountain biking trails, ranging from 3 to 8.5 km, are markedall the way, you just have to follow the animal of your choice. The squirrel (3 km), the fox, (5 km) and the deer (8.5 km).

A 17 km mountain biking circuit starting in Belley also goes through the forest.

A discovery course for children: the nature challenge.
Ready to solve a police investigation?
The acorns have been stolen from Zoe Grumpy! Collect the clues near the edutainment equipments and go to the detective’s office…
(in French)

The 133rd infantry Trail
A trail was created in 2014, in memory of the soldiers of the 133rd Infantry Regiment based in Belley.
On the occasion of the 100th year of the Great War, the town wished to highlight the presence of exercise trenches and a firing mound that were used to train the soldiers of the 133rd RI before World War I. Explanatory panels, metal silhouettes and artistic works can be found on the trail.

Focus on...

Go in search of the city's protective stone...

Lupa and the prophecy of shadows

Escape game in Belley (in French)

Who stole Lupa’s stone?
With the help of an adventure bag containing a map, logbook and all the necessary material to solve the clues, you will have to proceed by elimination to solve the final test and find Lupa’s protective stone.

From riddle to riddle, armed with your courage and your team spirit, you will set out to discover the emblematic heritage of Belley.
You will have to observe the facades, solve riddles and rack your brains!
Each step solved will allow you to obtain the code to open a secret box, which will contain the key to continue the game…

A fun journey, but also educational, since the logbook includes many anecdotes on Belley’s history and heritage.

Course of 1h30 to 2h to be made in family, with children from 7 to 12 years old approximately, realizable all year long.
Adventure bag on sale at the days and hours of opening of the Tourist Office.