Lac de Choisine

Lac de Choisine

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The first part of the trail is quite easy-going with scenic views. It continues with very technical sections down into the dale of Choisine travelling past the catchment lake.

1 point of interest

  • Colombier le Vieux

    Bordered by the Daronne and Doux rivers’ gorges the village of Comombier le Vieux dominates the surrounding landscape. Other than its undeniable nature heritage, you will also find beautiful traces of lordship architecture dating back to XVlth century with the château de Bellecombe recently restored aliong with the fortified manor house of Ruissas. Colombier le Vieux was used to illustrate the book La Maison Rouge by Maurice Genevoix. The latter tells how the village was passed to the Huguenots and targeted by a troop paid by the catholics. A book to enjoy reading.


Cross the square towards the village hall and continue along the road heading for les Odiers becoming a track further on. As you go down turn left onto the path going up into the woods. When you reach the road go opposite and through les Claustres. Turn right onto the path between low stone walls as far as the chapel. As you go down through the cherry trees the path levels off before joining the road and going along the ridge to reach the Mur de Boze. Go along the main road for a few metres before turning left alongside the impressive surrounding wall. Before going down into the dale take the path on the left. Go through the hamlet l'Espelière and past the tennis court. On leaving the hamlet go onto the path leading down into the dale. It becomes narrower and pretty steep as it veers to the left. Go along the animal pasture. Bear right to start a succession of rough and technical tracks. Follow the trail markings. Go along past the hill catchment until you come to the road facing you. Go across the small bridge and up to the road then continue to the crossroads above Miaillier. Turn left then left again immediately onto the path between fields. The path narrows entering the woods then becomes a succession of bumpy terrain going down to the Choisine shallow waters. Cross the water and continue up the rough, zigzagging path facing you. Bear left to come out of the woods. Go round the right side of the forestry holding, coming out onto a small road that takes you back to the village.
  • Departure : Colombier le Vieux - Market square
  • Arrival : Colombier le Vieux - Market square
  • Towns crossed : Colombier-le-Vieux and Bozas

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Information desks

6, place du 8 mai 1945 - BP 70019, 26601 Tain l'Hermitage

http://www.ardeche-hermitage.cominfo@ah-tourisme.com04 75 06 06 12

Access and parking

Follow the D234 from Saint Félicien to Colombier le Vieux

Parking :

Market square


Emergency number :114

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