18 May 2019

Hike for May 22

Photo Michelle



 Renarde valley : 19 Km with bailing out at 12km
Nice trail through forests, fields and villages from BREUILLET to DOURDAN, through SERMAISE
Denivelation : around 300 m ;    . 

Getting there :
Paris, RER C (direction DOURDAN LA FORET
From GARE D'AUSTERLITZ, at 8H45, TRAIN DEBO

Arr. : GARE DE BREUILLET  09:35 –  zones 1-5 
Warning :  station Pont de l'Alma is closed.

Bailing out is possible at SERMAISE ( trains at 13H43, 14H13)
From DOURDAN : A nice Café near the station !
One train every thirty minutes. 18H06, 18H36 A faster TER at 16H58 and 17H59

Patrick 

NB: Meeting point is at/on the platform, those who wish to travel together usually sit in the rear car. 

Advice to hikers / Conseils aux randonneurs:
Make sure that you are covered by a personal accident and liability insurance, that you are fit enough to do the walk, and have the proper equipment / Assurez-vous que vous êtes couvert par une assurance responsabilité civile, que vous avez la condition physique nécessaire pour faire la randonnée choisie et que vous avez l’équipement adapté.

11 May 2019

Hike for May 15





photo Michelle G


Velizy plateau 22 K with bailout (15k )
I propose a 22 km loop around the Velizy plateau. We'll go through the woods of Meudon, Verrières and Montéclin, where we'll see many rhododendrons in flowers.

Find more data at https://www.openrunner.com/r/9776766

Denivelation accumulated :
335 m ;  Max slope : 16 %                                                                                          Urban route : 6 km.

Getting there :
Paris, RER C (direction GARE DE VERSAILLES CHATEAU – RIVE  GAUCHE)                                 
AT INVALIDES  at 09:33 (VICK)
Arr. : GARE DE VIROFLAY RIVE GAUCHE, Viroflay,  09:59 –  zones 1-3 - 3.65 €
!  station Pont de l'Alma is closed.

One return train every 8 minutes.

Bailing out is possible at Vauboyen
GARE DE VAUBOYEN, RER C direction GARE DE VERSAILLES CHATEAU – RIVE GAUCHE    
         
at 14h24 (VICK) 
14h33 – GARE DE MASSY PALAISEAU RER C, 
Massy Change of train :
GARE DE MASSY PALAISEAU RER B, Massy, direction 
 AEROPORT CDG 2 
TGV at 14:46 (EPAU)
Arr. : 15h08 – SAINT-MICHEL-NOTRE-DAME, Paris, zones 1-4 4.45 €

One train every thirty minutes.

Jacques G 


NB: Meeting point is at/on the platform, those who wish to travel together usually sit in the rear car. 

Advice to hikers / Conseils aux randonneurs:Make sure that you are covered by a personal accident and liability insurance, that you are fit enough to do the walk, and have the proper equipment / Assurez-vous que vous êtes couvert par une assurance responsabilité civile, que vous avez la condition physique nécessaire pour faire la randonnée choisie et que vous avez l’équipement adapté.



03 May 2019

Hike for May 8






                                                                                                               photo Michelle




Moret-Veneux-les-Sablons - Moret-Veneux-les-Sablons 16 km

Dear hiking friends,

This week we propose a loop from Moret-sur-Loing, along Seine, through Champagne-sur-Seine, St Mammès village and along Loing Canal before coming back to Veneux-Les-Sablons. This hike is about 16 Km long. Bail out possible from Saint Mammès, and from Champagne.

We'll have coffee at our usual and friendly "bistrot" before walking and beer with limonade when coming back.

As usual, take a picnic, lunch, water and of course, shoes and warm clothing. It may be muddy ...


Getting there:

From Paris Gare de Lyon Train SNCF(ligne R) at 9h38, direction Montargis,
arriving at Moret Veneux-les-Sablons station at 10h28. 

Return by Moret Veneux-les-Sablons Station, at 15h27, 15h54, 16h27 ...                                    

One train every 30 minutes.


Juli  and Catherine



NB: Meeting point is at/on the platform, those who wish to travel together usually sit in the rear car.

Advice to hikers / Conseils aux randonneurs:Make sure that you are covered by a personal accident and liability insurance, that you are fit enough to do the walk, and have the proper equipment / Assurez-vous que vous êtes couvert par une assurance responsabilité civile, que vous avez la condition physique nécessaire pour faire la randonnée choisie et que vous avez l’équipement adapté.

27 April 2019

Hike for May 1

Mantes la Jolie – about 20 Km

Hello dear walkers,
This week I propose a hike near Mantes la Jolie between hills, country side and the banks of the Seine river. About 20 km and 350 m of elevation.
We will start early to return early but, good news, there is a café at the station.

Getting there : 
Train 13103 from Paris St Lazare at  8:19 (to Vernon), arriving at Mantes la Jolie at 8:53 
Exit:  Mantes la Jolie side (not Mantes la Ville), up the stairs to the right, 
front of the train station where 
I will be waiting for you.
Return by the same station.
As usual, take a picnic lunch, water and shoes & clothing adapted to the season.
See you on Wednesday,
Daniel R. 

Meeting point is at/on the platform, those who wish to travel together usually sit in the rear car.

Advice to hikers / Conseils aux randonneurs:Make sure that you are covered by a personal accident and liability insurance, that you are fit enough to do the walk, and have the proper equipment / Assurez-vous que vous êtes couvert par une assurance responsabilité civile, que vous avez la condition physique nécessaire pour faire la randonnée choisie et que vous avez l’équipement adapté.

Announcement
Photo Expo "Regards" at Domaine de Villarceaux in the Vexin  
May 1 to 19 (14h - 18h)
A beautiful setting where you can see some photos by our 
leaders Claude Faure & Daniel Robinot 

Claude : " j'expose une série de photos sur une agricultrice bio qui vient de s'installer près de Gasny"
Daniel : "I will be there Thursday May 2 & Sunday May 12."


20 April 2019

Walk for 24 April














Photos by Thuy &  André
                                                                                                                
   



















Spring walk in the Forêt de Marly  - 15k

We propose a 15 km hike in the eastern part of the Forêt de Marly. 
It will start and end at the Gare de Bougival. It will be entirely in the forest                              except when we will cross the site where Louis XIV’s chateau once stood.                              We will also glimpse the modern “Louis XIV” chateau owned by the Prince heir to the throne of Saudi Arabia.


There will be several hills, especially in the morning. We are doing this hike now                                      before spring rains make the paths slippery.

Getting there:                                                                                                                                                                  
Gare St.Lazare, Line L, train SEBU, departs at 9:09, direction St. Nom La Bretèche,                                                                                                              arrives at Bougival at 9:43. 
The L trains are accessible at La Défense as well.                                       
We will board the train at the Val D’Or station.

Return trains: 15:31, 15:46, 16:01, etc.

Bring your usual gear, picnic lunch and your positive energy, “comme d’hab”.


Anne Marie and Jean



NB: Meeting point is at/on the platform, those who wish to travel together usually sit in the rear car.


Advice to hikers / Conseils aux randonneurs: Make sure that you are covered by a personal accident and liability insurance, that you are fit enough to do the walk, and have the proper equipment / Assurez-vous que vous êtes couvert par une assurance responsabilité civile, que vous avez la condition physique nécessaire pour faire la randonnée choisie et que vous avez l’équipement adapté.

14 April 2019

Hike for 17 April


Fontainebleau Forest

Longer hike
The hike will start and end in Fontainebleau-Avon. It should be about 17k.
We will walk through the forest to Rochers du Mont Ussy and to Rochers Cassepot where we will have lunch.
There will be some ups and downs (estimated cumulative elevation gain: 300m). We will walk at a steady pace.
Wear good footwear, bring enough water and snacks.

Shorter hike with Jean-Louis about 14k
The hike will follow the general same route, following easier paths if need be. After lunch at Rochers Cassepot, you will return to the station by a shorter and easier route, at least 5k. To be discussed at lunch or earlier if need be.

Getting there:
-Take train to Montargis at 9.16 from Gare de Lyon, arriving at Fontainebleau-Avon 9.55, Zone 5 (the train stops at Melun).
Departure should be from Hall 1 -lettered platforms- but check on arrival.                                                   I will meet you at Gare de Lyon.
-Return trains from Fontainebleau-Avon every half hour, 40 min journey:
15:34 -16.03 – 16:32 – 17h03 …
There is a brasserie next to the train station.
If you do not have a “Passe Navigo”, or benefit from any discounted fares, buy a "Mobilis 5 zones”.
See you on Wednesday,
Laurence

NB: Meeting point is at/on the platform, those who wish to travel together usually sit in the rear car.
Advice to hikers / Conseils aux randonneurs: Make sure that you are covered by a personal accident and liability insurance, that you are fit enough to do the walk, and have the proper equipment / Assurez-vous que vous êtes couvert par une assurance responsabilité civile, que vous avez la condition physique nécessaire pour faire la randonnée choisie et que vous avez l’équipement adapté.

13 April 2019















Under the cherry tree