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Dog-friendly holidays in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes


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Travel with your dog: During your stay Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes you’re spoiled for choice. On this page weve put together suggestions for numerous dog-friendly excursions, leisure activities, restaurants and accommodation as well as a couple of other insider tips for dog owners:
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Dog-friendly hiking in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Vue sur le Pic du Tenneverge - Cirque du Fer-à-Cheval
Snowshoeing · Rhône-Alpes
Balade du Giffrenant - Cirque du Fer-à-Cheval
Premium content Difficulty easy
5.9 km
1:30 h
261 m
264 m
Randonnée en raquettes dans le magnifique Cirque du Fer-à-Cheval, à la découverte de Giffrenant vers le Chalet de Prazon / Le Fond de la Combe.
Gorges de Thurignin
Hiking Trail · Ain
Hike: Gorges de Thurignin
recommended route Difficulty difficult Open
14.2 km
4:15 h
240 m
334 m
From Artemare to the heights of Belmont Luthézieu to discover the secrets of the Seran river.To discover along the way: the Thurignin Gorges, the Cerveyrieu waterfall and the Massignieu wine-growing hills; beautiful views, particularly of the Grand Colombier Massif.
Randonnée Cascade Clairefontaine Virieu le Grand
Hiking Trail · Ain
Hike of the Clairefontaine waterfall
recommended route Difficulty easy Open
6.9 km
2:00 h
316 m
316 m
Hike starting from Virieu-le-Grand leading to the impressive Clairefontiane waterfall.
Mohn und Felder bei Jussy.
Hiking Trail · Genferseegebiet
Von Jussy via Monniaz nach Les Arales
Premium content Difficulty easy
10.4 km
2:45 h
49 m
49 m
Auf dieser gemütlichen Rundwanderung im Genfer Hinterland kommt man auch über den höchsten Punkt des Kantons Genf. Dieser befindet sich bei Les Arales in der Nähe von Monniaz.
En Pryse - Massif du Grand Colombier
Hiking Trail · Ain
Hike of the Grand Colombier starting from Munet
recommended route Difficulty difficult Open
15.8 km
7:00 h
1,100 m
981 m
Starting in the calm forest of the Massif du Grand Colombier, the slopes will lead you to the breathtaking panoramic views of the summit and the rock of Chanduraz during your ascent from the hamlet of Munet to Virieu-le-Petit.
la table d'orientation du Mont Mourex,  vue côté Alpes.
Hiking Trail · Pays de Gex and its Monts Jura resort
Grilly-Le Mont-Mourex
recommended route Difficulty easy
4.7 km
1:30 h
115 m
111 m
At Mont-Mourex top, we note a 145m circumference and 47m diameter stone circle on the ground.  In the past the site could have been dedicated to the sun cult.  The upright monolith in the center was brought back recently.
Hiking Trail · Pays de Gex and its Monts Jura resort
Fort l’Ecluse-Along the Rhone River
recommended route Difficulty moderate
12 km
5:00 h
720 m
544 m
The Condiere mill: in medieval time, under the Savoie earl, a small industry used the ‘’Nans’’ and ‘’3biefs’’hydro energy. The Condiere mill sight already existed in the XIV century.  For centuries a cable ferry allowed to cross the Rhône there.
Signal du Petit Mont Cenis über dem Lac du Mont-Cenis. Foto vom Rocciamelone
Mountain Hike · Sollières-Sardières
Signal du Petit Mont Cenis
Premium content Difficulty moderate
13.3 km
5:30 h
1,040 m
990 m
Freestanding 3000m peak high above the large Lac du Mont Cenis reservoir on the border between France and Italy. Technically and conditionally doable for many mountain hikers (T3).
La source du Groin
Hiking Trail · Ain
Hike: A wolf life.
recommended route Difficulty easy Open
7.9 km
2:10 h
157 m
167 m
Hike in the local nature of Valromey following a peaceful river, an emerald source and several local heritage monuments.
Combe du Cimetière - Grand Colombier - Col de la Biche - Sur Lyand
Hiking Trail · Ain
Hiking in Bugey: Crêtes de Sur Lyand
recommended route Difficulty easy closed
9.3 km
3:30 h
329 m
329 m
Wonderful hike in the heart of the Grand Colombier massif: discover the crests and its panoramas on the Alps, pastures and the site of Arvières (former Chartreuse, ethnobotanical garden and refuge).

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