In Valdaine, the territory stretches between plains and hills. Outdoor activities such as hiking or mountain biking are prevailing! But the sector conceals many other treasures around its history and its heritage. Manufacturing secrets and artisanal tastings, villages and castles… the trip promises a complete change of scenery!
Did you know?
"La Valdaine" is a contraction of Val d'Ainan. " Val is an alteration of "valley" and the Ainan is the stream that runs through the valley. It takes its source in the marshes of Chirens and merges with the Guiers a few kilometers north of the town of Voissant.
Take a walk from the multi-hike station
There's nothing like strolling through the heart of large natural spaces and breathing deeply to feel good! You will find in Valdaine the ideal starting point, in Saint-Geoire-en-Valdaine, for walks, horseback, trail and mountain bike trails. A true multi-hike resort, various facilities dedicated to sports have been set up here: fitness and outdoor stretching/warming up areas, pump-track, picnic tables, games for children... Everything is there to fully enjoy the surrounding outdoor activities!
Treat your taste buds
This rural valley also welcomes producers and <i>savoir-faires</i> not to be missed for a well-deserved gourmet break! Treat yourself and take home some local products!
History and heritage
If the industrial past of the valley has left few traces, its history is still very visible! The village of Saint-Geoire-en-Valdaine has 7 castles in its municipality and if the majority are not open to visitors, perhaps you will have the opportunity to discover the one which currently houses the town hall as well as the Château de Longpra… And let us not forget the Saint-Georges church, listed as a historic monument since 1907!