• Sport

Reminders of the Past

This walk reveals the Vuache area's rural heritage - churches and villages, old farmhouses, agricultural traditions and legends.

Sport Reminders of the Past Chevrier


Departing from Chevrier (74520)
Average length : 02h30
Distance : 7km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

The foothills of the Vuache reveal their traditional character in a rich unspoilt natural environment. From the village of Chevrier (car park), there is a signposted 6.5 km footpath. Sightseeing: the village of Chevrier and its 15th-century chapel, the ruins of Pomel mill, the passage known as Défilé de l'Ecluse, migratory birds, Caesar's wall, the River Rhône, the Domaine des Templiers, the chain-operated ferries, the bread oven in the hamlet of « Chez Gros », the Carnot Bridge and the orchards of Haute-Tige.
A free leaflet entitled "3 sightseeing trails in the Vuache" is available on request from the Syndicat intercommunal d’Aménagement du Vuache (SIAV).
Reference: 1:25,000 map of footpaths in the Vuache area, IGN map of "Bellegarde sur Valserine" (tourist office) and FFRP trail guide entitled "Pays du Salève et du Vuache.... à pied".

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 : 160m
Vertical drop : 160m

Fort l'Ecluse and JP Bordon, 74520 Chevrier - Farm gate sale of apples, pears and fruit juice.


Free access.


Open to children
Animals allowed
Languages informatives signs : French

Recommendation: 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

Throughout the year : open daily (Not recommended in bad weather).

  • Pets welcome
  • Car park


Point de départ: Eglise de Chevrier 74520 Chevrier
Departing from : Chevrier (74520)
Latitude : 46.108114 - Longitude : 5.917538

Information panel at the beginning of the path.

Information update on 09/09/2021 by Office de Tourisme des Monts de Genève