Distance: 9 km
Duration (average) : 2h
Level: Blue level - Moderate
Elevation: 310 D +
Departure: Charavines
Village center, In the countryside
Recommended period (s): Autumn, Summer, Winter, Spring
Yellow paint markings and directional posts at the main intersections (if there is no marking, stay on the main road)


Departing from the Tourist Office, this route will allow you to admire, between the hamlets of Fayard and Janin, the enormous chestnut trees several hundred years old before discovering a more intimate atmosphere in the Thivoley ponds.

You will then reach the hamlet of Mont Follet, the highest in the town of Charavines, located at an altitude of 620 m before descending to the village.

Tour stages:
- Charavines Tourist Office
- Pagetière
- The Fayard
- The Janin
- The Verney
- The reverse
- Follow the detour signs taking the road
- Mont Follet
- Bernardiere
- Barracks
- The Vannes
- Charavines Tourist Office

Tips and Suggestions: 
By taking a short detour via rue de la Caserne, you can go and taste goat cheeses at the Gaec Fure et Tour farm (sale at the farm).

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Equipments & services


  • Public toilets
  • Parking


  • Coach access

Home of animals

  • Animals accepted: not communicated


Our contact details

The ponds of Thivoley

230 Rue des Bains

38850 Charavines

Getting to the starting point