Distance: 2.9 km
Duration (average) : 1h
Level: Green level - Very easy
Level: Special family with children
Elevation: 123 D +
Departure: Bilieu
Not suitable for strollers
The path is marked with yellow directional blade posts at the large crossroads + yellow paint on the rest of the circuit.
Lake view, In the country, Lake or body of water within 300 m
Recommended period (s): Spring, Autumn, Summer, Winter


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.

Parking: next to the cemetery
Start the walk by taking the chemin du sabot de la sure which takes you past the small village church. A nice climb awaits you to reach the cross of the gilts but the superb panorama of the lake is the reward! Take the time to sit down (a bench awaits you) and enjoy.
The return will be through the woods, then by small roads also offering beautiful views of the surrounding hills.

Tour stages:
- Petit Essard
- Big Wood
- The Cross of the Gilts
- Grand Bilieu
- Petit Essard

Portrait : Take advantage of the beautiful panorama of the lake with this beautiful space fitted out with picnic tables for a pleasant meal break. Easily and easily reach the relaxation area on foot from Charavines by taking the greenway. Catering on site.

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  • Green level - Very easy
  • Special family with children


Free access.

Equipments & services


  • Parking