• Sport

Circuit de la Miat

This circuit travels through the forests of Barby and Curienne, which are in the Mont Saint-Michel Mountains, on the foothills of the Bauges. They face south, resulting in a mild southerly microclimate.

Sport Circuit de la Miat Barby


Departing from Barby (73230)
Average length : 02h30
Distance : 5.5km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

These immense sunny slopes are colonized by lime tree copses, pubescent oak trees, hornbeams, beech trees and many box tree shrubs. On these types of soils you find dry grasslands, home to a distinctive fauna and flora (including many varieties of orchids). Perhaps during your walks you may spot traces of some wild boars, badgers or roe deer which travel through the forest. This forest is particularly dry, so please be careful with cigarette butts.

Start at the "Place de l'Eglise", take the road opposite - "Route du Château" as far as the bend near the statue of the Virgin. Continue straight on via the "Chemin des Chavonnes".
Arriving on the Roman Road, turn left as far as the "sarto" (small cabin). The "Chemin de la Miat" can be found here on your right. After a few hundred metres of rather steep slopes, the well-marked trail snakes through the "Bois de Barby" Woods.
Midway up the climb, you'll notice a bench which will enable you to catch your breath while admiring the scenery of the Chambéry Valley.
Still higher up, well after the bend at the land elevation 563 m, you'll arrive at the highest point of Barby town: the "Roc des Petits Essarts" at 630 m.
At this place you enter the town of Curienne. At the junction, go down left through the large wood by following a wide country lane. Be careful further on: leave this path which would lead you to the D11 road and take the one on your left.
After leaving the wood at the reservoir, cross the road and continue straight ahead on the path which descends towards greenhouses where you reach the D11 road. Follow this road to the right and go past the Château de la Bathie. Then take the "Chemin de Grand Verger" and head back to the starting point via the "Chemin des Boites" and the retention basin.

Total elevation gain : 330m
Altitude max : 630m
Vertical drop : 330m


Yellow markings on a green background.

Difficult passages

After a rather steep start, this circuit is relatively easy, but it would be advisable to wear walking shoes and to bring something to drink.

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    Free of charge.


    Animals allowed
    Languages informatives signs : French
    Not adapted to strollers

    Period of practice

    All year round.

    • Pets welcome


    Place de l'église 73230 Barby
    Departing from : Barby (73230)
    Latitude : 45.570059 - Longitude : 5.98183

    The start of the trail is situated at the "Place de l'Eglise" Square in Barby.
    The nearest bus stop is "Mairie de Barby" on the 7 and 22 bus lines.

    • Not accessible in a wheelchair
    Information update on 07/06/2021 by Grand Chambéry Alpes Tourisme