Before leaving, it is advisable to take into account your mood and physical strength in order to properly adapt the length and difficulty of the hike to your abilities. Our walks do not have a high altitude level but sometimes, it is spread over more than 10 kilometres. Be ready and don't overestimate yourself.
You should locate your starting point and route on the map which can be more complete with an IGN map that highlights all the paths or with an application that programs your circuit. You can download all our routes from our website.
If you go hiking with some children, you should choose walks with facilities for picnics and sights of interest for them. Our guide can give you some ideas such as swimming spots, rocks, etc.
Choosing one’s itinerary also means, sometimes, to know how to adapt to a variety of elements such as weather conditions. During a heat wave for example, it is better to change one’s plan and prefer a hike in the forest where cool shaded spots are not lacking. However, in case of unexpected thunderstorm or fatigue you should switch to plan B and a visit to a nearby heritage site could be a good alternative.
Do not hesitate to ask for advice from one of our many holiday host advisors who are ready to welcome you in all our Tourist Offices in the area and can provide you with the information you request. They know everything you want to know about the region whether it is historical or natural sites, gentle or more athletic hiking trails. They can answer your wishes and will offer you THE ideal trail according to your interests, your physical ability and even according to the season. Did you know that the place called Parapluie is a good area for mushroom picking? But please do not share it with everyone! Mushroom spots are like wild strawberry or blackberry spots, they can be shared and whispered but only to people, whom you trust and will not repeat your secret over and over again!
Same thing for wild blueberries which are called locally “Brimbelles”. Those can be picked in the summer season and may be found here and there in small hiding places for example not far from the Fontaine des 3 Soldats. But "Hush", nobody told you !