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The Vuache nature trail

As you pass through the forest on the hillside and across the fields of crops on the plateau, you can find out all about the natural environment thanks to fifteen thematic information boards designed by schoolchildren in the Vuache area.

Sport The Vuache nature trail Jonzier-Épagny


Departing from Jonzier-Épagny (74520)
Average length : 02h05
Distance : 9.8km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

On the Vuache Nature Trail, which goes through the villages of Jonzier-Epagny, Chênex, Dingy-en-Vuache and Savigny, you become a Nature Detective, on the lookout for words hidden on the panels along the path (designed by children).
There are two Environmental Detective leaflets, each in the form of a questions / answers game. All the solutions can be found on the 15 information boards along the path, designed for budding naturalists between the ages of 8 and 10 and over 10's accompanied by their parents. The leaflets also contain crosswords, jumbled words, animals to colour in or draw and information about the flora, fauna, environment etc. The path is signposted along its entire length and has picnic tables, drinking water and a botanical trail displaying some thirty varieties of plant. Part of the trail is accessible to people with reduced mobility (Cf. the Morennes path).
There are two versions of the trail taking 3 hrs (7.5 km) or 4 hrs (9.5 km) to complete.
A leaflet is available on request from the Syndicat intercommunal d’Aménagement du Vuache (SIAV). The leaflets (free in 2010) can also be downloaded from the SIAV website.
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 : 163m
Vertical drop : 163m
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    Free access.


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

    All year round.
    Not recommended in bad weather.

    • Pets welcome
    • Picnic area
    • Car park
    • Orientation board


    Point de départ: Parking d’Epagny 74520 Jonzier-Épagny
    Departing from : Jonzier-Épagny (74520)
    Latitude : 46.073962 - Longitude : 5.975649

    Information panel at the beginning of the path. Signposted access to car parking.

    Information update on 22/12/2021 by Conseil Départemental de la Haute-Savoie