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The Cursed Horserider

In the forest not far from Cluses, let's go on an epic adventure !

Sport The Cursed Horserider Cluses


Departing from Cluses (74300)
Average length : 03h30
Distance : 3km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

Aim of the game :
Thanks to the free app Geocaching on your smatphone and the game kit for sale at the tourist office, you will have to solve 6 riddles in the forest before reaching the treasure.

The story :
You are a young squire and, after several years fighting away from your castle, you are back in you country of origin. But before going back to your castle, you have to cross a haunted forest in which a headless horserider roams... Will you succeed ?

How to play :
Go to the Cluses Tourist Office to get your game kit. 1 kit per family. Our team will explain how the app works to help you figure out the different riddles.

The route :
The path begins at the Lidl supermarket in Cluses and follows a way in the forest up to the church of Châtillon-sur-Cluses.
Up there, you can buy sandwiches at the bakery Tiffany and pic nic in the park of the castle ruins.
The way backs follows the same itinerary.
You can stop at the Val d'Arly Cooperative to buy some good local products. You will get a 5% discount on your bill by showing your game booklet.

Way and back
Total elevation gain : 265m
Altitude max : 750m


The path is marked by wooden engraved sign, symbolizing a horserider and showing the directions of Cluses and Châtillon-sur-Cluses.

Further informations

Ground, Hard coating (tar, cement, flooring), Grit

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    5% discount on your bill at the Coopérative Fruitière du Val d'Arly shop in Cluses, upon presentation of your game booklet.


    Group children: 10 € (For schools and leisure centers only)
    Game Kit: 15 € (Price of the game kit for the whole family.).


    Open to children
    Animals allowed
    Languages spoken : French
    Languages of documentation : French

    Cluses is located in the valley, between the towns of Sallanches and Bonneville.

    To do / see in Cluses:
    Visit the Watchmaking and Décolletage Museum, located upstairs above the Tourist Office, 100 place du 11 novembre.

    Stroll in the cool along the Arve or go in search of remarkable heritage elements thanks to the "Au Fil du Patrimoine" route.

    Eat and drink :
    Close to the start of the course, the Val d´Arly Cooperative allows you to prepare your picnic with good local products. You benefit from a 5% reduction on presentation of the game booklet. Picnic tables are also located at the start of the course.

    When you reach the end of the route, the Châtillon-sur-Cluses bakery will allow you to buy delicious sandwiches and pastries.
    In addition to this, you need to know more about it.
    Going back down to Cluses, you will find many restaurants including Le Marysam, Le 8 Mai, Sur le Zinc and Tartempion, offering services adapted to children.

    Find shade:
    The game takes place mostly in the cool forest, but remember to equip yourself against the sun for the end of the course.

    You will find a disc parking area in front of the Cluses Tourist Office to collect your booklet.

    To start the game, park in the car park of the Lidl supermarket, located 350 avenue de Châtillon, in Cluses.

    Bathroom :
    There are no toilets on the course. The closest public toilets are at the Cluses train station.

    Leashed dogs allowed.

    Period of practice

    From 15/05 to 05/09.
    Following the opening hours of our Tourist Offices : Cluses, Mont-Saxonnex, Le Reposoir, Nancy-sur-Cluses.

    • Pets welcome
    • Picnic area
    • Car park
    • Parking
    • Free car park


    100, place du 11 novembre 74300 Cluses
    Departing from : Cluses (74300)
    Latitude : 46.055874 - Longitude : 6.580077

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    Information update on 06/09/2021 by Cluses Arve & montagnes Tourisme