24 March 2017

Hike for 29 March 2017




Les Vaux de Cernay  -  23 k

Dear walkers,

This week, I propose a lovely hike from Le Perray en Yvelines along the 'Vaux de Cernay.
The path is not too hard but about 23 km and 500 m of elevation.
We will have our lunch at the "Cascades et Rochers des Vaux de Cernay", beautiful place that some know.
It's not easy to have a bail out, however if you have a map (IGN 2215 OT - Forêt de Rambouillet) ... why not ? 

Getting there :
At Paris Montparnasse- Train REPU Dir Rambouillet at 8.24, arriving at Le Perray en Yvelines at 9.27
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.
06.10.85.47.67

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




17 March 2017

Hike for 22 March 2017



Epernon to Maintenon  -   19 km

Hello dear walkers,

To pay tribute to our greatly missed leader Judy who is enjoying her retirement in Scotland, we are going to walk from Epernon to Maintenon following her path.
It’s a mainly flat 19 km walk (except one rather steep 50 m slope). The highlights at the end of the walk are the Louis XIV aqueduct and Château de Maintenon.
We will walk along the pretty Drouette river, have a glimpse of the Château de Morville, go through attractive villages, see churches, endless views and a surprising but famous sculpture in an inappropriate place.

TRAVEL
BE AWARE, both Epernon and Maintenon are outside of the zones so you will need full-fare train tickets even if you have a pass Navigo (Paris-Epernon 11.90 euro, Maintenon-Paris 13.20 euro).

Take the 9.06 train from Montparnasse direction Chartres to Epernon arriving at 9.51. This train stops at Versailles Chantiers at 9.20. We will meet you at the rear car of the train.
Warning: On line 4, metros don't stop at Montpanasse-Bienvenue station because the platforms are closed.

Return trains from Maintenon are roughly hourly, we should finish in time to catch the 15.55 train, the next one will be at 16.55.

Wear suitable clothes and footwear. Bring lunch, enough water and  snack depending on your needs. There are no opportunities for a bailout on this walk.

Hikers need personal accident and liability insurance.

See you on Wednesday

Catherine T. & Thérèse B. 
06 89 69 22 09

11 March 2017

Walk for 15  March 2017


No country walk is planned for this week.

04 March 2017

Hike for March 8

Along the Seine  -  16 km

Hello Walkers,

This Wed, we shall walk from le Plessis-Chênet to Cesson, 16 km along the Seine, (no bailout).

Getting there. 

-Take  RER D (ZUPE) at Gare-de-Lyon
There it is some time a little complicated.
Please MEET-UP in advance at 9:50/9:55. PLATFORM 1 (in principle!) and HEAD OF THE TRAIN.
Destination : le Plessis-Chênet (dir. Melun, via Corbeil Essonnes).
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Departure --  Gare-de Lyon : 10:09.
Arriving -- le Plessis-Chênet : 11:00.    (Zone 5)
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Return to Paris from la gare de Cesson (et non pas la guerre de sécession)
at 16:21 (arriving 17:07)... 16:26, 16:51.

A bientôt...
And Singing in the rain with Daniel P. and Cathy D.
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daniel.perot@free.fr
Tél. 09 50 56 65 26.
06 51 22 35 16 (only the day of the walk). 


* And if our walk of the day became a start-up for a hiking-trail from le Plessis-Chênaet to Montereau?

107 km on the GR. -- Step by step if you prefer, but no bailout.

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.
06.10.85.47.67



-- 
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.

GETTING THERE:
-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! 

Laurence


   


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,

Patrick
Mobile 06 89 71 32 65