Distance: 16.1 km
Duration (average) : 4h
Level: Blue level - Moderate
Elevation: 374 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.

Further information : Public toilets: behind the Pin church The town of Tullins, with its historic center and its shops, is less than a kilometer from the car park. Waterproof shoes recommended (crossing a small stream without difficulty) Not recommended in wet weather (passages in the forest which can be slippery) Plage du Pin nearby (fee payable in summer season) Grange Dîmière nearby (free visit)

Topo/step by step: 
Stages of the circuit with the names of the signposts to follow: - Le Pin, at the foot of the church - Les Allex - Le Brandoux - La Montagne - Simandre - Brunet - Les Prairies - Sonnière - Les Trois Croix - Brunet - Simandre - Côte Simandre - Chemin de la Vie - Le Brézin, - Les Allex - Le Pin

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)

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

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Free access.

Equipments & services


  • Public toilets
  • Parking

Home of animals

  • Animals accepted: Yes
  • Dogs on a leash


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

Our contact details

Between earth and sky

Town Hall parking lot

155 Virieu Road

The Pine

38850 Villages of Lake Paladru

Getting to the starting point