Castles and farms of the Bas Dauphiné
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Numerous panoramic views of the Haute Bourbre valley and the peaks and full of heritage discoveries. The adobe farms and four-sided roofs made of flaked tiles, fortified houses and castles will offer you a few breaks.

Animal are allowed on a leashNearby public transport stopMarked routePanoramic view
The characteristics of the route.
Val-de-Virieu (38)
  • Distance 14.6 km
  • Elevation gain 520 m
  • Elevation lost 510 m
  • Min. elevation 406 m
  • Max. elevation. 724 m
  • Duration (depending on pace) 3h45
  • Marking Yes
At the beginning of the village of Virieu, you will quickly notice the pretty place du Trêve with its covered market hall and some sketches of the painter Jongkind. At the Trêve post, take the small path in the forest to go up to the medieval castle of Virieu (possibility to go up by the road for an easier surfacing). Once on the heights, nice views are waiting for you before hiking in the forest that leads to the cross of the dead monk. Then take the first path on the right, contemplate the castle of Pupetières and gradually go down towards the village.

If you start from the railway station of Virieu-Panissage, follow the yellow markings towards the center of the village of Virieu (+750m).

From the church parking, follow the yellow markings and the following crossroads:
> Le Trêve
> Château de Virieu
> Les Cardelles
> Croix de l’Homnezy
> Chemin de Ripaillon
> Les Frênes
> Croix du Moine Mort (take the first path on the right)
> Mallein
> Combe Mounard
> Les Platières
> Les Tournelles
> Le Trève
> Virieu (church parking lot)
Marking : All along the route, follow the yellow markings.
Equipments : Public WC, Car park,

Delicate passages : The ascent towards the castle of Virieu by the path is rather steep and proposes some steps, possibility of borrowing the road for an easier coating.

Admission fee : Free access.

Opening : All year round.
Area : Vals du Dauphiné
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