15 October 2015

Hike for October 21 and preview for October 28

Next Wednesday, October 21, Daniel Perot will lead us for 15 km, expandable to 22 km, along the Grand Morin. 

The following Wednesday, Oct. 28, we will have two options, Daniel Robinot for 20 + km, destination not yet  communicated, and 12 km with Francois Bechet around Longpont sur Orge. 

Now, here is Daniel's information for next Wednesday:

       A new route and an opening for Spring

On Wednesday, October 21st we will walk alongside the banks of the river Grand-Morin in the department of the Seine et Marne. There are traces of Roman settlement along the Grand Morin, and there were many water mills and paper factories up until the 15th century. Our itinerary will be a loop starting and ending in Faremoutiers.
Departure 9:16 at Gare-de-l'Est.
Arrival 10:08 Faremoutiers (Pommeuse).
Train CITU. Direction Coulommiers. Zone 5.
Likely return: 15:45 from Faremoutiers, arriving at Gare-de-l'Est, 16:42.
Next is 16:45 arriving 17:42. Train PITU.
The distance will be 15 km.
The terrain: a few lovely slopes and kind glorious mud.
Bring you usual gear, picnic and water. If this weather continues, you will need hats, gloves, and maybe even a thermos of something hot for the picnic. 

A POSSIBLE OPTION for a 21/22-km walk.
(Please note: these 6 kilometers more were not scouted. bring your maps and GPS)
Possible but unlikely return 16:45 arriving 17:42.
Likely return 17:40 arriving 18:42.
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A bailout (exit) after 8 km is possible, but
due to the distance from Paris or suburb, probably not a option you will want to take.
You can call Daniel for more information.

I'm looking forward to seeing you.
Tel. 09 50 56 65 26.
Mobile (only on the day of the walk) : 06 51 22 35 16.

10 October 2015

Hike for October 14

Next Wednesday we will walk 9,5km at a mild pace along the part of the Coulée Verte du sud parisien, from Chatillon to the Parc de Sceaux. There is an open-air exposition about recent works in the garden embroidery in front of the Chateau. It will be possible to leave earlier, after 7km near station La Croix de Berny RER B or to continue walking and go backbr to Metro station for additional 5,5km. 
Meeting place:
Take the Metro line 13 that passes through Gare St. Lazare and Gare Montparnasse direction Chatillon-Montrouge.
Get off at Châtillon-Montrouge (zone 3), take la Sortie Châtillon (on right) where I will wait for you. We will 
start at 10h.

Return from station Parc de Sceaux RER B, frequent trains to Paris.

Don't forget your picnic lunch.

Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday

D. Raveau  06 33 23 07 31

03 October 2015

Hike for October 7

Hello Hikers,

Jacques Génin has proposed to lead us next week in the always beautiful Valley de Chevreuse. 

Here is his proposal :  

A 16-km loop beginning at Bures-sur-Yvette. We will follow the ancient railway project Paris-Chartres which had never been completed. After a tour in Gometz-le-Châtel, we will find the river Yvette at Gif and follow it to Bures. Parts of this trip are slightly hilly, good paths, no mud expected.

Bail out possible at 11 km close to the station of Gif-sur-Yvette.

Transportation :

RER B, direction Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse,  at St-Michel-Notre-Dame at 9:25, arrival at Bures-sur-Yvette at 10:01.
Return from Bures-sur-Yvette near 15:00. There are 4 trains each hour to Paris.

Jacques Génin

Let's keep our fingers crossed that we don't have a repeat of the soggy walk we did in that vicinity three weeks ago!