Distance: 2.9 km
Duration (average) : 1h
Level: Blue level - Moderate
Level: Special family with children
Elevation: 123 D +
Departure: Bilieu
Not suitable for strollers
Yellow paint markings and directional posts at the main intersections (if there is no marking, stay on the main road)
Lake or body of water -5 km away, Lake view, In the countryside
Recommended period(s): Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
No delicate passages


Throughout this circuit you will be able to discover magnificent panoramas, in particular at the level of the Croix des Cochettes, on the lake of Paladru as well as on the surrounding reliefs of the Valdaine and the solid mass of Chartreuse.

Free information : Charavines beach (free, 5 min by car).

Topo / step by step : Start the walk by taking the chemin du sabot de la sour which allows you to pass in front of the small village church. A beautiful climb awaits you to reach the cross of gilts but the superb panorama of the lake is the reward! Take the time to sit down (a bench awaits you there) and enjoy.
The return will be through the woods, then by small roads also offering beautiful views of the surrounding hills.

Stages of the circuit with the name of the signposts to follow:
- Petit Essart
- Big Wood
- The Cross of the Gilts
- Grand Bilieu
- Petit Essard

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.

Tips and Suggestions : Yellow paint markup and directional posts at the main intersections (if there is no markup, stay on the main road)

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  • Blue level - Moderate
  • Special family with children


Free access.

Equipments & services


  • Parking


  • Pet Friendly


Parking next to the cemetery (or at the church)