St Genix-sur-Guiers to Chavanay

Stage 2 of 3

113km

7 days

Comfort

Popular time

july

Starting from

€1300

Overall

Distance:

18.5 min | 28.3km average | 36.1 max

Ascent:

338 min |614.5m average | 908 max

Cardio:

3   3.5   4

Follow the Camino Preview Map Trip 640

The second section of the Geneva Way will take you from St Genix sur Guiers through rural France to Chavanay. Look forward to cute villages, picturesque landscapes and local wine.

Lac de Paladru

Lac de Paladru

When passing the scenic region of Le Pin, why not take a break from hiking at the clear, deep blue Lac de Paladru and enjoy a cooling swim? And if you don’t feel like taking a dip, you can just relax at the beach and watch the little sailing boats passing by in the sunshine.

La Côte-Saint-André

La Côte-Saint-André

Not only is it a great example of France’s quaint historical towns, La Côte-Saint-André is also the birthplace of Hector Berlioz, one of the greatest classical composers of the 19th Century. His house, where he was born on the 11 December 1803, is now an informative museum. In August, the town hosts the Festival Berlioz in honour of its most famous citizen.

Monastery of Carmel Notre-Dame de Surieu

Do you feel like taking a break from walking and experiencing some religious tranquillity? Then you should visit Carmel Notre-Dame de Surieu, a small monastery near Bellegarde-Poussieu and catch a glimpse at how the nuns lead their daily, humble lives in these beautiful old walls.

St Genix-sur-Guiers to Chavanay

Starting from € 1300

SAINT GENIX SUR GUIERS

CHAVANAY

Camino Details
Contact Details

Services

Included in this package

Bed & Breakfast

Specially Hand-Picked Accommodation

Our Holiday or Pilgrim Pack

24/7 Customer Service

Virtual Face-to-Face Pre-Departure Briefing

Add-On

Premium Accommodation

Airport Pick-Up

Additional Nights

Dinners

Luggage Transfers from Hotel to Hotel

Day Tours to Local Sites of Interest

Not included: Flights/trains, Insurance, Drinks/Lunch

Itinerary

Day

1

km

SAINT GENIX SUR GUIERS

Bienvenue – St Genix sur Guiers makes a great starting point for the second section of the Jacob’s Way. Enjoy some excellent local cheese and wine before you set off on your adventure, and definitely try the town’s speciality, the pink praline-studded Gâteau de Saint-Genix.

Day

2

18.5 km

SAINT GENIX SUR GUIERS SAINT ONDRAS

Starting out from St Genix Sur Guiers you will cross the Le Guiers and then follow the river for a while. You are now in the Department Isere having left the Department Savoie behind in St Genix Sur Guiers. Before you finish walking for the day, you will pass through the small town of Les Abrets. This area was given to the ‘Poor Knights of Christ’ back in the early 12th Century, who became better known as the hugely powerful order of the Knights Templars.

Day

3

36.1 km

SAINT ONDRAS COTE SAINT ANDRE

Leaving Saint Ondras, you will follow a rural route through the French countryside. Your destination for the night, Cote Saint Andre, was the home of famed French Romantic composer and conductor. You can learn about him in the compact Musée Hector-Berlioz.

Day

5

34.5 km

COTE SAINT ANDRE BELLEGARDE POUSSIEU

Although long, your walk today will be pleasant, passing by several small lakes. This section is relatively flat but there are a few shallow climbs that help keep the walk interesting. Before reaching Bellegarde Poussieu you will pass by the former parish church of Bellegarde and a protected natural area full of local fauna and flora.

Day

6

23.9 km

BELLEGARDE POUSSIEU CHAVANAY

Today is the day that you will cross the Rhone River into the Loire Department of the Rhone-Alpes region. As you approach the river, you will notice that the landscape becomes more built up. Crossing the Rhone, ahead lies your stop for the night and the final night of this section – Chavanay. Reward yourself for making it this far with a glass of one of the local wines of the region.

Day

7

km

CHAVANAY

Today we say Au Revoir and hope to see you on the next and final stage of the St Jacob’s Way. Chavanay is a charming town, typical of the Rhone-Alpes region, and is the perfect place to rest after your walk and enjoy local food, such as gratins, with good wine.

How to Get There

Getting to St Genix Sur Guiers, France

To begin your Camino, it is best to fly into the airport in Lyon.

Fly into Lyon

Lyon Airport is served by all the major airlines across Europe, including Iberia/BA and Aer Lingus out of Dublin. From the airport, there is a direct bus line to the town of Chambéry. Then, you can catch a bus to St Genix Sur Guiers. The journey will take about 2 hours and 15 minutes.

    Getting home from Chavanay, France

    It is easiest to return from Chavanay via Lyon Airport.

    Fly home from Lyon

    In Chavanay (at La Halle), get a bus to Gare St Clair- Les Roches. Then, transfer to the train station and travel to Lyon Part Dieu. Lastly, switch trains to the Villette line to arrive at Lyon Airport. This trip will take around 1 hour and 30 minutes.

      Start Planning your Adventure Now

      Walk the Camino to experience what is set to be the biggest Camino experience of the
      century so far. Embrace your freedom to explore and challenge yourself to walk the Camino.

      Search
      Blog
      Book Now
      Saved
      Log in
      Off season
      February Off season
      March Off season
      April Off season
      May Good time
      August Good time
      October Good time
      November Off season
      December Off season