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Hike: Sentier des Charteux

Sport, Pedestrian sports, Hiking itinerary in Arvière-en-Valromey
8.5 km
  • From Lochieu, in the footsteps of the Carthusian monks who lived on the site of Arvières in the Grand Colombier massif, discovery of the Arvières national forest: ruins of the former Carthusian monastery, interpretation panels, ethnobotanical garden, restaurant.

  • This hike will take you in the footsteps of the Carthusian monks who inhabited the forests of the Grand Colombier from the 12th century to the French Revolution.
    From about 800 meters in altitude, it will take you up to almost 1200 meters to discover the site of Arvière, a wild and isolated place, a privileged refuge for contemplative life.

    To discover along the route:
    - La Correrie d'Arvière in La Rivoire. (Another building used by monks in lower altitude).
    - Le pont du Faon. (Bridge...
    This hike will take you in the footsteps of the Carthusian monks who inhabited the forests of the Grand Colombier from the 12th century to the French Revolution.
    From about 800 meters in altitude, it will take you up to almost 1200 meters to discover the site of Arvière, a wild and isolated place, a privileged refuge for contemplative life.

    To discover along the route:
    - La Correrie d'Arvière in La Rivoire. (Another building used by monks in lower altitude).
    - Le pont du Faon. (Bridge above the river Arvière)
    - La Grotte de Saint Arthaud. (Small cave on the way up).
    - Le sapin Janicot. (300 y.o tree).
    - The wild river Arvière.
    - Arvière: Chalet d'Arvière (restaurant), the botanical gardens, the ruins of the Charterhouse.

    Follow the initials "CX".

    Circuit detailed in the topo-guide "hiking in Bugey" of the Departmental Committee for hiking in Ain including 71 hikes to discover Bugey.
    On sale at the Tourist Office for €14
  • Departure
    Arvière-en-Valromey
  • Environment
    • In the country
    • Forest location
    • Mountain view
    • Village centre
    • Close to GR footpath
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
Services
  • Equipment
    • Car park
    • Free car park
  • Services
    • Pets welcome
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