Distance: 16.1 km
Duration (average) : 4h
Level: Orange level - Quite difficult
Elevation: 466 D +
Departure: Villages of Lake Paladru
Yellow paint markings and directional posts at the main intersections (if there is no marking, stay on the main road)
Recommended period (s): Autumn, Summer, Winter, Spring


Along this route, discover the diversity of earthen buildings such as bourgeois residences from the end of the 19C, barns from the 18C, farms, bread ovens, a chapel or even a few rare low walls that punctuate the area countryside.

Earthen architecture is one of the earliest knowledge that allowed man to develop his environment. Passed down through the centuries, today it constitutes an architectural heritage of great wealth on the territory of the Pays Voironnais.
A single technique for their construction: rammed earth, which was widely used in the countryside of Bas-Dauphiné between the 17th and the 20th centuries. Throughout your itinerary, you will be able to appreciate the diversity of textures, types of implementation, decorative patterns or even the spectacular Dauphinoise roofs which, like good "hats", shelter these buildings of character ...

During this peasant hike, you will see different herds (cows, sheep, horses, etc.) in the fields or on the farm depending on the season.

The municipality of the Villages of Paladru was born from the merger of the villages of Le Pin and Paladru in 2016.

Additional information Public toilets: behind the church of Le Pin. Shops in the town center. Waterproof shoes recommended (passage of a small stream without difficulty). Not recommended in wet weather (passages in the forest which can be slippery). Plage du Pin nearby (paying in season summer). Grange Dîmière nearby (free visit).

Sustainable tourism : Mother Nature thanks you for leaving with your waste, she digests it badly!
Respect crops and private property by staying on marked trails.

Topo / step by step : Stages of the circuit with the name of the signposts to follow:
- Le Pin, at the foot of the church
- The Allex
- Le Brandoux
- The mountain
- Simander
- Brunett
- The Three Crosses
- Doorbell
- The prairies
- Brunett
- Simander
- Simandre Coast
- Path of Life
- Le Brezin,
- The Allex
- The Pine

Tips and Suggestions: Pedestrian map of the Pays Voironnais at 1/25000 (on sale at 5 € in the reception offices of Voiron and Lac de Paladru) 

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  • Orange level - Quite difficult


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  • Pet Friendly


Departure car park: place Saint-Christophe, near the church of Le Pin (Villages de Paladru)