25 February 2017

Hike for March 1, 2017

Rosny /Seine forest  -  23 k

Dear walkers,

This week, I propose a hike from Buchelay to Buchelay (Near Mantes la jolie) through the Rosny Forest. 
The path is not too hard but about 23 km and 500 m of elevation.
It's not easy to have a bail out, however if you have a map ... why not ? The pace will be sustained to compensate for the late start.

Getting there :
At Paris St Lazare- Train 51001 Dir Bréval at 9.07, arriving at Mantes la jolie at 9.40
(It's a direct train, do not use "via Poissy" or "via Conflans, it's very long).
Next, leave the station by the footbridge, Mantes la Ville side and take bus "K" which leaves quay 21 at 10.00. 
Get off at Buchelay Mairie where I will wait for you. 

Meet up in front of the platform, travel in the rear car with the group if you wish.
Return to Paris by the same station. 
As usual, take a picnic lunch, water and of course, shoes and clothing adapted to the season without forgetting your good mood.
See you on Wednesday,

Daniel R.

L'homme sage est celui qui connaît ses limites.


18 February 2017

Hike for Feb 22, 2017

Fontainebleau Forest -   Thomery / Fontainebleau  -  18km 

We will hike from Thomery to Fontainebleau-Avon . It should be 18-19k.
We will walk through forest and rock formations (Malmontagne, Rocher de Bouligny & Rocher d’Avon) to reach Chateau de Fontainebleau. 
There will be ups and downs. Wear good footwear, bring snacks and enough water as there is no water in the forest. 

Hikers need personal accident and liability insurance.

-Take train GAMA to Montargis at 9.20 from Gare de Lyon, arriving at Thomery at 10.05, 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, we will sit in the rear car.

- Return trains from Fontainebleau-Avon every half hour.  16:00, 16:31, 17:00…
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" (16.60€)

See you on Wednesday! 



11 February 2017

Hike for Feb 15

St CHERON TO LARDY -   19km or 16km

Dear walkers,

For Wednesday February 15, I propose a walk from St Chéron to Lardy with a possible early return from Chamarande.                              
It will be a country walk of about 19 km with some ups and downs, nothing difficult.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Getting there : 
From St MICHEL take RER C  DEBA  at 9.12 direction Dourdan La Forêt. 
(or at 9.07 from Invalides).
Arrival at St Chéron at 10.12  zone 5. 
At the Gare de St Chéron we can meet in front of the Coffee Shop.

Return from Chamarande or Lardy from another ligne C, trains coming from Angerville and St Matin d'Etampes. 

Bring your lunch and your good spirits (both :-) ) as usual.

Hope to see you,

Mobile 06 89 71 32 65  


03 February 2017

Hike for Feb 8, 2017

 Plessis-Robinson and  Meudon forest. -   11km or 17/18km

Hello walkers,

For Wednesday February 8, I propose a walk through the parks of Plessis-Robinson and a part of Meudon forest.                                    
It will be a mild walk of about 11 km with some ups and downs, nothing difficult.                                                                                         
The picnic spot will be near l'étang de Triveaux after about 8 km then you will have two options :
 to go on with me for another 3 km to the station or to continue with Laurence for another 8/9 km in Meudon forest.

Getting there : From Châtelet Les Halles take RER B SORI at 9.32 direction Robinson.

Arrival at Robinson at 09.58 zone 3. The same train from Denfert Rochereau passes at 9.43.

At the Gare de Robinson walk to the head of the train then to the right and take exit Avenue Jules Guesde.
Meeting place at the top of the stairs.

Return from Meudon Val Fleury RER C zone 3 (with Dominique) or Chaville Rive Droite to Paris St Lazare zone 3 (with Laurence)

Don't forget your lunch and your good spirits.

Hope to see you,

Dominique R.

Mobile 06 33 23 07 31 

27 January 2017

Hike for Feb 1


 Cergy St Christophe  -   21km

Hello IDF-Walkers,

Walk for the 1 February 2017.  I propose this week a loop from Cergy St Christophe to Cergy St Christphe between countryside and "Base de Loisirs de Cergy". About 21 km and 400 m of elevation. Easy !

Getting there :
RER A from Gare de Lyon, departure at 8h32    (Train UVAR, also stops at  Châtelet, La Defense…),         
arriving at Cergy St Cristophe at 9h16 where I will wait you. 
Meet up on departure platform, travel in the rear car with group, if you so wish. 
As usual, bring your picnic lunch, water and Winter gear.

See you soon.


L'homme sage est celui qui connaît ses limites.


22 January 2017

Hike for Jan 25, 2017

Bois de Vincennes   -     14 km / With extension + 3 km / With bailout: 5/6 km

Happy New Year Fellow-Walkers,     
Our Walk on 25 January 2017.
I will lead you to the 4 lakes of the Bois de Vincennes.
Approximate distance: 14 km / With extension + 3 km / With bailout: 5/6 km. 
The party -- A snack at the gazebo and a lunch in an ancient
cartridge factory which now houses several theaters.   
Bring your picnic lunch, water and Winter gear.
Don't forget your "galette des rois" and your crowns.
Concernant le pique-nique --
Oublions le grignotage, ce sera meilleur pour la santé.
Amenons nos galettes des rois et partageons-les... avec ou sans frangipane,
aux pommes, etc.
Ainsi nous aurons plusieurs couronnes, la marche n'en sera que plus joyeuse.
Ne faites pas de folie quand même, nous ne sommes pas encore roi ou reine.
Les chocolats resteront appréciés. Le cidre et la poire. Why not?

Meeting -- 10:00 am at square des Combattants-d'Indochine at the foot of
the golden statue, 4, place Edouard-Renard devant le salon de coiffure.
Get there -- Métro Porte Dorée (line 8). Sortie 1, 2, 3... parc zoologique.
Return by metro --  Joinville-le-Pont -- Vincennes metro or RER -- Porte Dorée.


Tel. 09 50 56 65 26.
Mobile (only on the day of the walk) : 06 51 22 35 16.

17 January 2017

Hike for Jan 18, 2017

Canaux des pays de Marne et du Morin - 23/25 kms

Hello fellow-walkers,                                                                                                                            

A BRIEF DESCRIPTION                                                                                                                      
De Esbly à Lagny par les canaux des pays de Marne et du Grand Morin en partie le long de l'eau avec une liaison par les coteaux des vallées du Grand Morin et de la Marne offrant de beaux points de      vue, la traversée de quelques villages, notamment Couilly-Pont-aux Dames et Quincy Voisins avec son château dans les jardins duquel nous ferons notre courte pause picrique                                               
From Esbly to Lagny along the canals of the Marne and the Grand Morin going from one to the          other across  hillsides with panoramas overlooking valleys.  We will also walk through pictoresque      villages such as Couilly-Pont-aux-Dames and Quincy Voisins with its impressive Castle.*  We will        have a short break in the castle gardens for our picnic lunch.                                                             

Getting there: 
Depart: Gare de l'Est Train pour ESBLY à 9.01 arrivée gare d'ESBLY 9.32                                       
Retour par la Gare de Lagny, trains toutes les 26 minutes, par exemple:  16.02, 16.28 etc                

Departure:   Gare de l'Est: train pour ESBLY à 9.01 arriving  Esbly Train Station at 9.32                 
Return from Gare de Lagny: trains every 26 minutes: for example 16.02-16.28 etc                           

Retrouvailles sur le quai devant voie du départ du train ou dans le dernier compartiment                   
Meet up in front of departure platform, travel in the rear car with group, if you so wish.                 

Distance: 23/25 kms, peu de montées/descentes - Length: 23/25 km, few hilly parts.                      
On espère maintenir une bonne cadence pour arriver avant la nuit!                                                     
We hope to keep up a good pace so as to get to the end before nightfall!                                          

Météo prévu: -6°C à -1°C - alors, si difficultés, possibilité de raccourcir à 15 KM et revenir par la     Gare de Esbly.                                                                                                                                       
Weather forecast: - -6°C/-1°C; in problems encountered, hike could be shortened to 15 KM in which case return train will be from ESBLY                                                                                                    

N'oubliez pas des vêtements et des chaussures adaptés à la météo, votre pique-nique et votre bonne      humeur habituelle.                                                                                                                                            
 All hikers need personal accident and liability insurance to take part in a hike                                                                             
See you then                                                                                                                                         
Cathy and Bernadette                                                                                                                           
(under the watchful eye of Jean-Louis and very likely others!!)                                                           
Mobile Cathy: 0647879149 (sms or phone msg)

*Le château fut construit au XVIIe siècle, remanié au XIXe siècleet est entouré d'un beau parc.