22 October 2017

Hike for 25 October


Fontainebleau Forest -  Cuvier-Chatillon  
about 18 km 

We will hike from Bois le Roi to Fontainebleau-Avon via Rocher Canon, Cuvier-Châtillon & St Germain, elevation about 300m.There will be ups and downs and rocks. 
You must be in good form to maintain a steady pace. Wear good footwear, bring snacks and enough water as there is no water in the forest. 


Getting there:
-Take train 91003 Line R to Laroche-Migennes at 8.49from Gare de Lyon, arriving in Bois le Roi at 9.21, 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.

- Return trains from Fontainebleau-Avon every half hour.  16:00, 16:31, 17:00… 45 min to Gare de Lyon because of maintenance work.
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" 

See you on Wednesday! 

Laurence

NB: Meeting point is at the platform, those who wish to travel together usually sit in the rear car. 


Advice to hikers / Conseils aux randonneurs:
Make sure that you are covered by a personal accident and liability insurance, that you are fit     enough to do the walk, and have the proper equipment / Assurez-vous que vous êtes couvert    par une assurance responsabilité civile, que vous avez la condition physique nécessaire pour     faire la randonnée choisie et que vous avez l’équipement adapté.                                                


13 October 2017

Hike for 18 October




Esbly  -  19 k - No bailout

Dear walkers,    

Lucie and myself managed a recce hike recently followed by the real thing end of August but with few walkers! .  We are renewing the experience next Wednesday and invite anyone who wishes to join up with us not to hesitate.  

Getting there:
Gare de l'Est for 9.30 train, Direction MEAUX, get off at Station ESBLY;
Length of journey, 30 minutes, zone 5 (mobilis,more expensive that A/R ticket)
Return journey from Esbly, trains around 16.25, 16.56 , every half hour

On arrival at Gare d'Esbly very quickly we will be walking along the banks of the Grand Morin River.  When we have gone through the village of Couilly Pont aux Dames, we will embark on a little climbing through woods, cornfields, eventually arriving in the park of Quincy Chateau where we'll stop for lunch.  After lunch, we'll be crossing over the Dhuis aqueduc, some more fairly easy climbing up and down, negotiating the path through the Mareuil forest but ending up on a delightful path along the banks of the Canal de Meaux (sometimes the silence disturbed by the engines of passing barges), arriving quite near Esbly Train Station.  And there's a café just opposite the Station!
The path may be muddy and slippery at times.


Rendezvous: Gare de l'Est (Lignes de Banlieues)
horaire: 9.15 pour train de 9.30 , station de descente: ESBLY, direction MEAUX
(30 minutes de trajet, zone 5,  mobilis plus cher qu'un A/R)
Retour de la gare d'Esbly : trains 16.25 ou 16.56 environ

Itineraire de la Rando: Durée 19 km, pas de bailout

A partir de la Gare d'Esbly nous longerons le Grand Morin,
ensuite après la traversée du beau village de Couilly Pont aux Dames nous attaquerons  les "douces" collines, champs, bois; déjeuner dans le parc du château de Quincy (à environ 12.30)
Puis après notre pause déjeuner nous nous embarquerons a nouveau sur un trajet avec ses petites montées et descentes suivrons l'aqueduc de Dhuis, ensuite le chemin de Mareuil a travers une foret, au bout de laquelle nous retrouverons le Canal de Meaux. Nous suivrons le chemin de Halage, par le GR 14a pour rejoindre Esbly. Le chemin pourrait etre parfois un tantinet glissant, boueux .
Brasserie pour nous désaltérer face a la gare!


Cathy & Lucie
 06 47 87 91 49


NB: Meeting point is at the platform, those who wish to travel together usually sit in the rear car. 


Advice to hikers / Conseils aux randonneurs:
Make sure that you are covered by a personal accident and liability insurance, that you are fit enough to do the walk, and have the proper equipment / Assurez-vous que vous êtes couvert par une assurance responsabilité civile, que vous avez la condition physique nécessaire pour faire la randonnée choisie et que vous avez l’équipement adapté.


07 October 2017

Hikes for 11 October




Shorter hike
Vallons de la Bièvre -  12 km  
Hello walkers,

As an option for next week I propose a walk of about 12 km at a mild pace along the Vallons de la Bièvre (la Coulée Verte du Sud Parisien).
Created in the 1980s when the TGV Atlantique was built, the space above and alongside the rail-road line was transformed into 
a green ribbon for hikers and cyclists.
We'll walk from Châtillon through Bagneux, Fontenay aux Roses, Chatenay-Malabry then from Antony to Verrières on the Coulée Verte bis. It will be mostly flat with a slight climb at the end. 

Meeting place:
Take  Metro line 13 that passes through Gare St. Lazare and Gare Montparnasse direction Chatillon-Montrouge.

Get off at Châtillon-Montrouge (terminus, zone 3), take la Sortie Châtillon (on right) where I will wait for you. We'il start at 10am so please, be there earlier.

Getting back:
Return on the RER B or C from Massy Verrières (zone 4). 
Possibility to leave after about 7 km taking RER B at Croix de Berny near Parc de Sceaux.

Bring a picnic lunch (there's a nice spot for picnic) and your smile.

A mercredi,

Dominique
             
mobile : 06 33 23 07 31   


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Longer hike
Thomery -  Veneux les Sablons  -  16 km

This week  we propose a loop through Fontainebleau forest.
Bring your baskets: may be we'll find mushrooms !

This hike is long about 18 Km, with somme up and downs, but not very hard (no bailout), through the "Rocher Brûlé" and "La Malmontagne". We will maintain a sustained rhythm in order to have time to pick up "cèpes", "coulemelles", or "girolles"... and not to return too late.

As usual, take a picnic lunch, water and of course, shoes and clothing adapted to the season without forgetting your good mood.

GETTING THERE:

From Paris Gare de Lyon Train SNCF ligne R at 9h20direction Montargis, arriving Thomery at 10h08.
Meet up in front of the platform, travel in the rear car with the group if you wish.

Return by Veneux les Sablons Station, at 15h52, 16h24 or 16h51...


Catherine et Juli

See you on Wednesday.



Advice to hikers / Conseils aux randonneurs:
Make sure that you are covered by a personal accident and liability insurance, that you are fit enough to do the walk, and have the proper equipment/ Assurez-vous que vous êtes couvert par une assurance responsabilité civile, que vous avez la condition physique nécessaire pour faire la randonnée choisie et que vous avez l’équipement adapté.

NB: Meeting point is at the platform, those who wish to travel together usually sit in the rear car. 

29 September 2017

Hike for 4 October


Petit Vaux to Lozere   -  16 km.                   
                                                                                                                                                                                              Start: Petit Vaux (RER C)                                                                                                                                                 
Finish: Lozere (RER B)
Terrain: Mostly flat. A slight climb at the end. Cross-country section might be muddy if it has rained a lot recently.

This week's walk will be in honor of Stuart Ellis who says that this was one of his favorite hikes. Some of you may remember doing it with him in December 2012. Our itinerary will take us along 
two streams and through some woods and a couple of villages starting at the station Petit Vaux 
in the town of Epinal sur Orge and ending at Lozere, one of the stations of Palaiseau in the Chevreuse valley.

From the station at Petit Vaux we will walk along the Yvette River to Gravigny/Balizy from where we will follow thé Rouillon stream through the Bois des Templiers to Ballainvilliers, then along the path of the former Arpajonais railway to Saulx les Chartreux where we will have our picnic lunch 
in the Jonchère Park.
After lunch we will head to the Bassin de Saulx where we can walk around and enjoy the wildlife before rejoining the Yvette and heading to the RER B station Lozere on a well-maintained footpath. 

As usual, bring plenty of liquids, wear clothing adapted to the weather, and your smile.

GETTING THERE:
To arrive at Petit Vaux there are several options but I have chosen the simplest so that we can all be together in case of a problem with the trains.

RER C, direction Versailles Chantiers, leaving St. Michel Notre Dame at 9:03, Gare d'Austerlitz
à 9:07 and Bibliothèque Francoi Mitterand at 9:10, arriving at Petit Vaux at 9:36. 
I will board the train at Bibliothèque Francois Mitterand. I will look for the group in the
last train car. 

You could also take RER B to Massy- Palaiseau and change to the RER C  Coming from Versailles Chantiers, but you would arrive at 9:23, 13 minutes before the train coming from Bibliothèque. 

This same RER C train Vick leaves Versailles Chantiers at 8:44.

Return trains from Lozere RER B at 15" intervals. 

See you on Wednesday!
Mary Lynne
06.70.88.18.59

Advice to hikers / Conseils aux randonneurs
Make sure that you are covered by a personal accident and liability insurance, that you are fit enough to do the walk, and have the proper equipment / Assurez-vous que vous êtes couvert par une assurance responsabilité civile, que vous avez la condition physique nécessaire pour faire la randonnée choisie et que vous avez l’équipement adapté.

17 September 2017

Hike for 20 September

Rambouillet -  Rochers d'Angennes  -  25 km                                                        

Dear hiking friends,

This week  I propose to return to "Rochers d'Angennes" in Rambouillet Forest. 
May we will be able to  find mushrooms !
This hike is long, about 25 Km, but not very hard (no bailout). We will maintain a sustained rhythm in order not 
to return too late.
 As usual, take a picnic lunch, water and of course, shoes and clothing adapted to the season 
without forgetting your good mood.

Getting there:
 From Paris-Montparnasse Train TER at 9h06, arriving at Rambouillet at 9h43
Meet up in front of the platform, travel in the rear car with the group if you wish.

 Return by the same station direct train at 15h16, 16h16 or 17h20 (or no direct trains).


See you on Wednesday.

Daniel
06.10.85.47.67

Advice to hikers / Conseils aux randonneurs:
Make sure that you are covered by a personal accident and liability insurance, that you 
are fit enough to do the walk, and have the proper equipment / Assurez-vous que vous 
êtes couvert par une assurance responsabilité civile, que vous avez la condition 
physique nécessaire pour faire la randonnée choisie et que vous avez l’équipement adapté.

 

10 September 2017

Hike for 13 September

Forêt d’Hautil -  about 17k                                                                                                                   

This hike will take us to Forêt d’Hautil and the Oise river.  
To reach our lunch spot by 1pm we will have to walk at a steady pace so, it will be a fast walk in the morning (about 5k/hour) with a few ups.
There will probably be some mud, wear good shoes.

Getting there:
Gare St Lazare  at 8:43 DIR. MANTES LA JOLIE, TRAIN MOCA. Arr Andrésy 9:19.

Return from Gare d’Andrésy, 40 mn to Gare St Lazare: 15:30, 16:00, 16:28, 17:02, or change at Conflans Fin d’Oise to catch RER A. 

Laurence


NB: Meeting point is at the platform, those who wish to travel together usually sit in the rear car. 


Advice to hikers / Conseils aux randonneurs:
Make sure that you are covered by a personal accident and liability insurance, that you are fit enough to   do the walk, and have the proper equipment / Assurez-vous que vous êtes couvert par une assurance      responsabilité civile, que vous avez la condition physique nécessaire pour faire la randonnée choisie et    que vous avez l’équipement adapté.                                                                                                              

02 September 2017

Hike for 6 September



Fontaine-le-Port - Champagne-sur Seine  18 or 12 k 

Fontaine-le-Port - Vulaines-sur-Seine/Samoreau - Champagne-sur Seine.
There you'll appreciate the charming city of Samois 
where Django Reinhard lived.
The distance will be 17/18 km. A 12-km walk is possible for a bail-out.
Move towards the head of the train at this station (Vulaines-Samoreau)
 as the step (footboard) may be very high and very narrow 
& the door handle hard.

Getting there
Departure Gare-de-Lyon at 09:20. Direction to Montargis.
Arriving at Melun at 09:47.
Then change for train to Montereau at 09:52.
Arriving at Fontaine-le-Port at 10:04.
Departure should be Hall 1-lettered platforms but check on arrival.
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NOTE -- We will sit on HEAD OF TRAIN.
We will have only FIVE MINUTES to catch our correspondence and 
cross an underground with steps.
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Unless you have a "Pass Navigo" or benefit from discounted fares ,
buy a Mobilis, (zone 5).
Return from Champagne-sur-Seine station to Gare-de-Lyon.
15:42, 16:42, 17:42. Arriving  16:41, 17:41, 18:41.

See you, Daniel.
  


Advice to hikers / Conseils aux randonneurs:
Make sure that you are covered by a personal accident and liability insurance, 
that you are fit enough to do the walk, and have the proper equipment / 
Assurez-vous que vous êtes couvert par une assurance responsabilité civile, 
que vous avez la condition physique nécessaire pour faire la randonnée choisie 
et que vous avez l’équipement adapté.