22 May 2018

Hike for 23 May



THIS  HIKE IS CANCELED


Around Etampes-   13-14  km 

Because may 23th is given as a strike day, we propose a short walk, a loop around Etampes, 12-14 km and a visit of the town. 
The path includes some small hills.

Etampes was an important royal city on the Paris-Orleans road. From the Middle Ages remain the collegiale Notre Dame and the Guinette tower.



Getting there:


See you on Wednesday

Denis and Marcelle


NB: Meeting point is at/on 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 May 2018

Hike for 16 May 2018





St Cloud  -  Versailles -   15 -17 km 

Parc de Saint Cloud, Versailles via Etangs de ville d’Avray  and forêt de Fausses - Reposes : un "classique". 
We will go a little bit up at the beginning and at the end. Fair weather forecasted.

Bring a picnic lunch, enough water.


Getting there:

Saint Lazare Train Station : Line L , Take Train VASA  to St Cloud  at 9.04 am ( Direction : Versailles Rive Droite ). Passes through La Défence at  9.17 .
Return from Versailles Rive Droite every quarter of an hour ( 16.03, 16.18, 16.33,..)

Hope to see you,

Patrick






NB: Meeting point is at/on 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.


06 May 2018

Hike for 9 May 2018







Gif sur Yvette - St Rémy   -   20 km -  No bail out

Dear Walkers,
this week we will hike south of the  beautiful Vallée de Chevreuse again because of the SNCF strike. 
We will walk at a steady pace to arrive early enough at the train station.
As usual, take a picnic lunch, bring enough water as it will be over 20°C in the sun, and of course, shoes and 
clothing adapted to the season.

Getting there:

RER B “PLAC” direction St Rémy les Chevreuses, at  Châtelet-Les Halles Station at 8.53  (next train 9.08), arrival at Gif sur Yvette at 9.36

We can catch the next trains in case of a problem with the first one. 

Return from St Rémy station  15:52, 16:07, 16:22… return ticket, full fare= 10.40€

                                                       
I hope to see you there,

Patrick 




NB: Meeting point is at/on 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.


28 April 2018

Hike for 2 May 2018







                                                    IDF Walkers 18 April 2018 - Chevreuse
                                                                                                     Photos: Michelle Goldstein ©  


Coulée verte - Parc de Sceaux   -   13k


Hello Walkers,

As a short option for next Wednesday, I propose a 13km walk along the Coulée verte, located south of Paris. 
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 start at Châtillon then follow the track through Bagneux, Fontenay aux Roses, Sceaux with a detour to Parc de Sceaux where we'll have a look on the Château then we'll picnic under cherry trees. I hope the weather will permit us to sit on the carpet of petals, since the blossoming has just ended, sorry. 
After lunch (it will be 9km), you can take RER B at the nearby station Croix de Berny, zone 3, frequent trains to Paris. 
Otherwise we'll go on along the Coulée Verte passing through Châtenay then Antony to Massy-Verrières.

Getting there:

Take the Metro line 13 that passes through Gare St. Lazare and Gare Montparnasse direction Chatillon-Montrouge.
Get off at Châtillon-Montrouge, take Sortie Châtillon (on right) where I will wait for you. RV at 10am.

Return on the RER B or C from  station Massy Verrières (zone 4), trains every 15 minutes.

Looking forward to seeing you,


Dominika  





NB: Meeting point is at/on 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.
  

22 April 2018

Hike for 25 April




Dear hiking friends,                                                                                                                                                                                                 

here is the information for this Wednesday. You get to choose between two hikes.

Shorter walk
  
Crécy-la-Chapelle.   -   about 12/14k

Our Walk for Wednesday 25th will be a loop in Crécy-la-Chapelle.
The distance is 12/14 kilometres including a medium hill.
Crécy-la-Chapelle is sometimes called  *la Venise briarde,*. e.g. the region "la Brie", its river "le Grand Morin" and lovely brooks. This  walk in one of the loveliest spots to the east of Paris in the valley of the Grand Morin. 
Normally there will be no problem with strikes on Wed.

Getting there:
From Paris (Gare-de-l'Est) to Crécy-la-Chapelle/Crécy-en-Brie. (Zone 5).

1. Departure: Gare-de-l'Est  at  09:31Direction: Meaux. Arrival: Esbly 10:02.
2. At Esbly, transfer to Crécy-la-Chapelle/Crécy-en-Brie  at 10:10.    Arrival : 10:22.
Take the HEAD OF TRAIN, we have only 5/7 minutes to change trains.

Return from the same station:   14:35 arriving at 15:28. 15:35 arriving at 16:28

Remember to bring along water and some lunch... 
We will walk through fields, woods and rivers... Sure, you are ready for a lovely walk.
A  bientôt !
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Longer walk  

Parmain - Nesle  -   about 23 k  


To give Daniel R. a bit of a break, I will lead the walk this week, with his help still, to make sure we take the nicest way back to the station. 

We will walk in a loop from Parmain. Varied landscape and terrain. Estimated cumulative elevation gain: about 450m.
Wear good footwear. Bring a picnic lunch, snacks and enough water.

Getting there:

We will aim to take an early train not to finish too late but also in case of problems due to the SNCF strike ending in the morning, this will allow us to take a later train if need be.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

-Take train H POVA to Persan Beaumont at 8.30 from Gare du Nordget off at l’Isle Adam-Parmain, arriving at 9.19.                     
Zone 5 (regular return fare, 14.20€).  I will meet you at Gare du Nord by the platforms, we will sit at the rear end (or a little bit farther down if the train is full). If you are not familiar with Gare du Nord, arrive early enough to make your way through the maze there.

-Return trains from l’Isle Adam-Parmain : direct trains at 16.39 (arr:17.29); 17:09 (arr: 17.59); 17:39 (arr: 18.29)
.There are other frequent trains that are not direct (1h 05 min).


See you on Wednesday! 

Laurence



NB: Meeting point is at/on the platform unless otherwise stated , 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.

14 April 2018

Hike for 18 April



St Rémy   -   about 20 k

Dear Walkers,

this week Daniel R. will lead the hike in beautiful Vallée de Chevreuse again because of the SNCF strike. 
We will walk at a steady pace to arrive early enough at the train station.

As usual, take a picnic lunch, bring enough water as it will be over 20°C in the sun, and of course, shoes and clothing adapted to the season, there may still be some mud.

Getting there:

RER B “PLAC”to St Rémy les Chevreuses, Station Châtelet-Les Halles at 8.53  
(next trains 9.08, 9.23) Meeting point: on the platform, rear end of the train.
We can catch the next trains in case of a problem with the first one. Daniel will drive and meet up with us in St Rémy.

Return from the same station  15:52, 16:07, 16:22… return ticket, full fare= 10.40€

Because of the national rail strike, I will confirm the exact time for the train Tuesday ON THE BLOG.
If times are modified it will most likely be by only a few minutes.

If, by any chance, we were unable to catch a train, I will offer a "city/park walk" from Châtelet to Bois de Vincennes.
If we haven’t met up at the platform, the meeting point will be in front of the canopy on the garden side, at the top of the elevators to Les Halles station and shopping center.


                                                           
I hope to see you there,

Laurence


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NB: Meeting point is at/on 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.


06 April 2018

Hike for 11 April 2018


 Forêt de Marly  -   17-18 k

Dear Hikers,

Normally next Wednesday is not one of the strike days announced by the SNCF. Therefore I dare to propose a walk using the train, Line L from the Gare St. Lazare. We will walk 17/18 km in the Foret de Marly, starting and ending at the Gare de St. Nom La Breteche Foret de Marly. There are a few hills but nothing difficult, except for the mud, mud, glorious mud. (comme partout en ce moment). Weather permitting we will do a 3 km loop in Ste. Gemme and Feurcherolles after our picnic before heading back to the station..

Getting there:
Gare St. Lazare, train de banlieue /suburban train “SEBU”, line L, leaves St. Lazare at 9:09 and arrives at St. Nom La Breteche at 9:55 where I will be waiting for you. This train passes at La Defense at 9:22. Participants usually board the last train car leaving the station.
Return trains every 15":  15:50, 16:05, 16:20, etc.

As usual, you will need basic necessities of food and water, plus rain protection and your wonderful sense of humor.

See you on Wednesday!

Mary Lynne




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NB: Meeting point is at/on 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.