14 May 2017

Hike for 17 May 2017


Isle Adam forest   -  19 km

This is a 19 km hike from Presle- Courcelles to l'Isle Adam through the L'Isle Adam forest.
Few ups and down.

Bring your picnic lunch, hot drinks, enough water, sturdy shoes, good humour and more, as usual. 


Getting there:

Gare du Nord  Surface TER H regional line, Train PEMI to Persant - Beaumont at 9.10 am,  arriving at Presles-Coucelles at 9:41. (zone 5).

We usually sit together in the last car.

Return trains from L'Isle-Adam-Parmain, every 1/2 hour : 16:28, 16:58, and so on, depending on our pace.  

See you on Wednesday
Cheers,

Patrick  

 06 89 71 32 65



Advice to hikers / Conseil 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.
                         

08 May 2017

Hike for 10 May 2017


Vexin:  Santeuil le Perchay -  16km

Cette randonnée de 16 km nous conduira dans cette jolie région du Vexin français à travers sa campagne vallonnée  et ses sympathiques villages. En raison du peu de train sur ces lignes, nous devrons partir tôt pour profiter de la belle journée prévue et marcher à un rythme raisonnable pour ne pas rentrer dans la nuit.

GETTING THERE: 
Départ / Departure : Gare Saint-Lazare à 8 h 03 train GUMI en direction de Gisors arrivant à 8 h 56  le Perchay où je vous attendrai. Few trains, so an early departure.

Retour / Return : Gare de Santeuil le Perchay à 15 h 27 si personne ne traîne en route, si non à 16 h 36 pour 1 h de trajet pour atteindre Paris Saint-Lazare. 1hr trip back to Paris.

Vous viendrez bien sûr avec votre pique-nique, une tenue vestimentaire appropriée et votre bonne humeur habituelle.

Bien cordialement.

Claude FAURE
01 30 92 04 95
06 84 14 55 35
         
                                


All hikers need personal accident and liability insurance.

28 April 2017

Hikes for 3 May


Two walks this week                                                                                                                                                                
Longer walk with Daniel R.        Guernes , the River Seine  -  26 km                                                                                   

Dear hiking friends,

Houlà, big hike this week ! I propose to discover a place where we never went : "The loop of Guernes". 
Guernes is a small village near Mantes la Jolie located in a loop formed by a meander of the Seine river.

We will begin the hike with a rough climb towards the village of Follainville before returning to the waterfront where we will have lunch. 
Then, we’ll follow the banks of the Seine.

The route is long (26 km minimum, no bail out) but not too hard (about 250 m of elevation). However, it will be necessary to maintain a steady rhythm so as not to miss the return bus if you want to avoid the crossing of Mantes which would add kilometers.

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-St Lazare Train to Vernon at 8h20, arriving at Mantes la Jolie at 8h53
Meet up in front of the platform, travel in the rear car with the group if you wish.

Then exit at the bus station of Mantes la Ville and take the bus, line K, which starts from quay 29 at 9h02 direction "Lycée Condorcet" (Zone 5). Get off at "Pont de Limay" where I will be waiting for you.

Return by the same station direct train at 16h08, 17h08, 18h08

Not sure there is a  bar at the "Pont de Limay", sorry. Attention the tea drinkers :-P

See you on Wednesday.

Daniel
06.10.85.47.67

-- 
L'homme sage est celui qui connaît ses limites.



Shorter walk with Mary Lynne      Foret de Marly  -    12/13 km                                                                                            

This week I propose a shortish walk for those who prefer a less "sportif" walk than the one Daniel R. is proposing. It will be a 12/13 km loop starting at the gare de St. Nom-la-Bretèche. Although it is a relatively short walk it does have several ups and downs. En route, we will pass by the entrance to the newly renovated Desert de Retz (see links below). In fact, it is not at all a desert; in this context the word means a place hidden away. We will leave the forest for a couple of km to walk along a small steam with a beautiful view of the Joyenval golf course. 

Je propose une rando dans la très belle Foret de Marly, une boucle qui part de St. Nom la Bretèche dans les Yvelines. C'est relativement court mais le terrain est accidenté par endroits. La Foret Domaniale est connu pour ses magnifiques chênes et hêtres. En chemin nous allons passer tout près de Le Désert de Retz, un Anglo- Chinois jardin crée aux 18ème siècle, maintenant restauré  et ouvert au public les samedis d'Avril à Octobre. 
Apres, nous allons avoir un beau panorama sur le Golf de Joyenval pendant qu'on longe le petit ru de Buzot avant de pénétrer à nouveau dans la foret.

Remember good walking shoes, plenty of water, a picnic lunch and rain/sun protection.

Travel: 
Departure 9:20 from Gare St. Lazare; train L SÉBU, destination/to St. Nom la Bretèche arrival St. Nom, 10:05. Comme d'habitude vous pouvez montez ensemble dans le dernier wagon. Ce train passera à La Défense à 9:32. Je vous retrouverai dans le train à Vaucresson a 9:48. I will board the train at the Vaucresson station at 9:48. 


Trains de retour tous les 15 minutes. 05, 20, 35, et 50 minutes après l'heure.

See you on Wednesday!
Mary Lynne 
06.70.88.18.59



All hikers need personal accident and liability insurance.

25 April 2017

Walk for 26 April

Champagne-sur-Seine - Vulaines-sur-Seine - Fontainebleau - 11 or 20 km                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                                                                              The hike will start in Champagne-sur-Seine (right bank and will end at Fontainebleau-Avon train                        station, about 19-20k.                                                                                                                                                                           
In the morning, we’ll walk in the forest and along the river to Vulaines-sur-Seine/Samoreau.
In the afternoon, we will cross the river to hike in Forêt de Fontainebleau.

After lunch and about 11K, there will be a bail-out point as we will be near the Vulaines-sur-Seine/Samoreau train station. 
If you wish to leave then, before we cross the river, I suggest that you look at a map to locate the station, not far from the bridge or nearby museum.
Vulaines-sur-Seine has a museum dedicated to French poet Stéphane Mallarmé. 

There will be some ups and downs, a short steep ascent at the very start, with steps, we will walk at a steady pace. Wear good footwear. Carry enough water. 

Hikers need personal accident and liability insurance.

GETTING THERE:
 -Take train GAMA from Gare de Lyon direction/to Montargis at 9.20, arriving at Melun at 9.47, then change for train KOHO to Montereau at 9.52 arriving in Champagne-sur-Seine at 10.17; Zone 5
Departure should be from Hall 1-lettered platforms- but check on arrival. I will meet you at Gare de Lyon by the platform, we usually travel in the rear carriage.

-Return trains from Fontainebleau-Avon every half hour: 16.00 (arr:16.41) - 16:31 (arr:17.15) - 17.00 (arr:17.41) 
There is a brasserie next to the train station.

-Return trains from Vulaines-sur-Seine/Samoreau Via Melun, every hour at.47: 13.47-14.06/14.13 arr Gare de Lyon 14.41, 14.47 …

Unless you have a "Passe Navigo” or benefit from discounted fares, buy a "Mobilis 5 zones" (17.30€)

See you on Wednesday,

Laurence

                                                                                                     

16 April 2017

Walk for 19 April 2017


                                                        Photo: Daniel R. Spring 2017


From Dourdan to St Chéron   -   16 or 20 km

Dear walking friends,

It is a nice walk through forests, fields and valleys.
20 km ou 16 km  (Dénivelé : 200 m)

Getting there:
Take RER Ligne C   : Train DEBO Destination Dourdan la Forêt at 8:37 from Invalides or 
at 8:42 from St Michel N D.  We can meet in the last carriage.
Arrival at DOURDAN at 9h51.
Be careful : get off at DOURDAN, before the terminus (Dourdan La Forêt).

Return, Line C from St Chéron at 15:47 or 16:17. Every half hour.

Shorter walk possible  (16 km ) after the lunch, directly to St Chéron.

Bring the usual stuff (good humour, food and drinks)

Patrick 
Tel : 0689713265

All hikers need personal accident and liability insurance.



                                                                                                               

08 April 2017

Walk for 12 April 2017




Parc du Morbras - Forêt Notre-Dame -  13km

Dear Walkers,
Our hike on April 12th,
In the Parc du Morbras...
In Spring, springs spring like springs.
Au printemps les sources jaillissent comme des ressorts.

Daniel Pérot, poet, 1945--20--.
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> This park is situated in Sucy-en-Brie and mainly in Ormesson.
> From the RER station we will cross the paths which lead us to the park.
> There we will admire the cherry trees of Japan and lilacs and walk along the brooks.



> Then we will continue in the Forêt Notre-Dame.
> Total distance: 13 km.
> ----
Getting  there...
> Take RER A at Châtelet/les Halles at 9:22.
> Direction Boissy-Saint-Léger (zone 4).
HEAD OF THE TRAIN.
> Arriving at SUCY-Bonneuil at 9:47.
> Sortie 1, Place de la Gare, where I'll wait for you. Our meeting point.
> ----
Return from another station, Boissy-Saint-Léger, same line, zone 4.
> ----
> There is no possibility for toilet (technical stop) during the first 30/45 minutes of the  walk.
> Just in case... I recommand the train leaving Châtelet/les Halles 20 minutes before.
> So, after the exit there is a Café, a few meters to the right (after the bridge).
> Your attention please... The meeting point is place de la Gare and not at the Café.
> Come with appropriate clothes, shoes (mud is always possible in the forest), and buble paper to seat on the benches...
> Do not forget your picnic. 
> ----
> I'm looking forward to seeing you.
> daniel.perot@free.fr
> Tel. 09 50 56 65 26.
> Mobile (only the day of the walk) 06 51 22 35 16.

31 March 2017

5 April 2017


Cesson  -  17km

Dear Walkers,

This week I propose a 17 km walk, a loop, from Cesson on the RER D line, two stops before Melun. It will take us through parks, woods, fields and villages. We will enjoy our picnic lunch along the Seine near the village of Boissettes. The terrain is mostly flat and there is a possibility to bail out after 11.5 km at the Le Mee RER station. The first half of the walk will be a continuation of the March 8 walk along the GR 2.


Getting there :
RER D, train ZACO, leaving the Gare de Lyon at 9:20, direction Melun,  arriving at Cesson at 10:06. We will meet on the platform to board the first train going out of the station.
Give yourself enough time to find the correct quai as sometimes it changes at the last minute. 
Return trains run every 15". 

Remember to bring plenty of water, sun and rain protection and your usual good humor.

Mary Lynne 
0670881859