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Miat hiking trail

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Medium
5.5km
+336m
Loop
-336m
Address
Place de l'Église, 73230, Barby
Opening
All year round.

Description

This circuit travels through the forests of Barby and Curienne, which are in the Mont Saint-Michel Mountains, on the foothills of the Bauges. They face south, resulting in a mild southerly microclimate.
These immense sunny slopes are colonized by lime tree copses, pubescent oak trees, hornbeams, beech trees and many box tree shrubs. On these types of soils you find dry grasslands, home to a distinctive fauna and flora (including many varieties of orchids). Perhaps during your walks you may spot traces of some wild boars, badgers or roe deer which travel through the forest. This forest is particularly dry, so please be careful with cigarette butts. The summit of this hike will take you to the highest point in the commune of Barby, the Roc des Petits Essarts, at 630 m. On the way down, don't miss the magnificent castle of La Bâtie which has dominated the valley since the 13th century.

Pricing

Free of charge.

Route GPX track