Dear Hikers.This week we will return to the Essonne department for one of idfwalkers' favorites, a lovely walk along the Juine River.
This 14 km hike will start in BOURAY sur Juine and will end at LARDY. RER C, zone #5.
A gentle uphill onto a forest path leading to LARDY, then on through the forest to CHAMARANDE hopefully passing its Chateau. The walk from Chamarande to Lardy is along the River Juine passing a particularly lovely spot in Janville, where there is a beautiful park, and old mill, a small dam, and many old stone houses.TRANSPORTATIONWe will meet at the RER 'C', BIBLIOTHEQUE F. MITTERRAND, at 8:55 for the train ELBA, 9:05, DIRECTION St. MARTIN D'ETAMPES, arriving at Bouray at 9:45.(This same train passes through INVALIDES at 8:52, and St. MICHEL / NOTRE DAME at 8:58)We will meet at the REAR of the platform, the last car of the train.The RER 'C' platforms can be confusing. Be sure to go to the platform that includes the destinations 'DOURDAN' and / or 'ETAMPES'.Trains return to Paris every 30 minutes, from EACH of the stations, at approximately :15 and :45 depending upon the station.A MOBILIS, ZONES #1-5 is recommended for the maximum flexibility.As of now, the lunch spot has not been identified. So, please bring a SNACK (fruit, etc.) if lunch is later than usual.As always good walking shoes are the order of the day. A lunch. Some chocolate for the leader. A readiness to laugh.Bob Levy can be reached at:09-79-67-70-88And on the day of the walk:06-43-45-58-33