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,



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.