• Sport

From Nant to Rhône

A trail that reveals the region's environmental and historic diversity. Breathtaking views of the surroundings mountains. Spectacular gorge, pillars of rock, suspension bridge and picnic area on the banks of the Rhône.

Sport From Nant to Rhône Clarafond


Departing from Clarafond (74270)
Average length : 03h30
Distance : 13km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

On the "Nant to Rhône" trail located within the boundaries of Clarafond-Arcine and Eloise, you'll find the brand new interpretive path laid out by the Syndicat intercommunal d’Aménagement du Vuache (SIAV) so that you can discover something about the region's animals, flowers, legends and archaeological remains.
From the car park at the Crêt du feu, the trail follows an easy, signposted walk dotted with 16 information panels. You can also enjoy breathtaking views of the Vuache and Jura Mountains, the River Rhône, and a number of geological curiosities such as the spectacular Parnant Gorge and the pillars of rock known as "Fairy Chimneys". You can cross the Rhône on a suspension bridge or timber footbridges, or take a rest in the shade of the trees on a picnic area with tables and benches.
There are two versions of this walk: 3hrs 30mins (8.5 kms) or 4hrs 30mins (12.5 kms). A free leaflet is available on request from SIAV.

Documentation available from Town Halls, Tourist Offices and local shops: detailed 1:25,000 map of footpaths in the Vuache area (4 €) and the FFRP trail guide (Pays du Salève et du Vuache... à pied" (13.30 €)

Total elevation gain : 400m


Marking of the Haute-Savoie department

Difficult passages

Steep descent to the Crêt à l'Aigle

Map references

Map of the hiking routes of the Pays du Vuache at the 1/25000th, IGN map "Bellegarde sur Valserine", 3330 OT

Topoguides references

Topo-guide of 37 walks and hikes: Pays du Salève and the Vuache by foot. Available for sale at the Tourism Office of Saint-Julien-en-Genevois. Topo-guide n° 14: Du Nant en Rhône (Haut-Rhône Tourisme).

Further informations

Ground, Hard coating (tar, cement, flooring)

    1 1

    3-star hotel-restaurant (Le Fartorêt) in Eloise.


    Free access.


    Animals allowed

    You will require hiking boots and appropriate clothing in wet weather. To avoid disturbing the wildlife and farm animals, please stay on the footpaths and keep your dogs on a lead.

    Period of practice

    From 01/01 to 31/12.

    • Pets welcome
    • Picnic area
    • Car park


    Point de départ: Parking du Crêt du feu Arcine 74270 Clarafond
    Departing from : Clarafond (74270)
    Latitude : 46.074501 - Longitude : 5.900876
    Moving across the city : Éloise (01200), Clarafond (74270)
    Information update on 14/09/2021 by Haut-Rhône Tourisme