From Perouges to Bugey

Circuit of the greenways: Viarhôna and old tram route

Departing from a beautiful landscaped park, along an old train line, this circuit takes you to the foot of the Bugey mountains, along the Rhône via the Viarhôna. The ideal route for a quiet stroll, alone, with friends or family.

Distance : 7.5 km
Duration : 2 p.m.
Level : Easy
Elevation : 27 D +
Circuit of the greenways: Viarhôna and old tram route
Distance : 7.5 km
Duration : 2 p.m.
Level : Easy
Elevation : 27 D +
Departure: Lagnieu
Groomed route, Hard surface (tarmac, cement, floor), Suitable for city pushchairs, Suitable for all-terrain pushchairs
Pet Friendly
Download the circuit: GPX PNG Roadmap

A stroll in gentle mode all the way, with the family, with a stroller. By bike or even on rollerblades or scooters, the greenway formed by the old tram (train) route is made for everyone. Small detour possible by the beautiful village of St-Sorlin-en-Bugey, its beautiful half-timbered houses, its fresco of St-Christophe and its bucolic washhouse. Before returning by the beautiful cycle path along the Rhône and the pretty park of Lagnieu and its lake.

Your itinerary


Go to the greenway

At the car park opposite the fire station, walk along the stadium, keeping it on your left. On the left at the corner with avenue Charles de Gaulles. Then take the first right, opposite the skatepark (Chemin des Roches). After about 300m, a path descends to the right (at the level of an electric pylon) indicated by a cycle path sign

Crossing the greenway

Continue straight until crossing the D60b (route de Chartreuse). Take the continuation of the greenway opposite. Continue straight, crossing the Grande Rue (D122) continue on the greenway opposite. Continue in a straight line until you cross the road to the port, at the entrance to the village of St-Sorlin-en-Bugey.

Alternative: visit of the village

Variant via the village of St-Sorlin-en-Bugey (visiting time not taken into account in this itinerary): turn left on the road to the port. Take the ascent of the church, up to the church. Go back down via the Place de la Halle (view on the way up), take the long descent towards the Areymont wash house. Continue along the Chemin de la Durandière (continuation of the circuit without visiting the village).

Continuation of the greenway

(if not visiting the village) Go straight ahead, still between the houses and the fields. We find the cycle path which passes at a distance from the village of St-Sorlin-en-Bugey (view of the bell tower) and ends at the level of the Château de la Durandière. Go along the main road for a few meters and immediately turn right after the castle (at the village exit sign) on the Chemin de la Durandière. Straight on until the intersection with the Viarhôna

To Lagnieu Park

Turn right and straight along the Rhône until you reach the Viarhôna car park, near the national road. Cross the road towards the path opposite with the wooden barriers (caution!). Passage between stream and fields to the bridge then the path forms a bend which leads back to the left. Turn right at the intersection with rue du moulin des Buis

Back through the park

After a few meters, at a dead end sign, take the path closed by stones and continue keeping the stream on your left. Then follow the pedestrian markings (red and white) which turns right into the landscaped park of Lagnieu (south entrance). Cross the park by the path of your choice (along the stream, or by cutting through the paths to the tennis courts).

Learn more

In case of rain

Do not panic ! Here are all our sheltered activities.

On the way back

To bring back a souvenir or something to treat yourself, stock up on local products from Pérouges in Bugey.








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