This excursion is adequate for family with kids. Short and without difficulty you arrive finally to a lovely calm lake where you can swim or lie on the meadows surrounding it. There is an auberge (Auberge de Genin) where you can eat good quality country food for a reasonably low price. Here is my proposal:
|Date:||Sunday, 15 October 2017|
|Site:||Lac Genin (836)|
|Altitude:||977 m (highest point)|
|Climbing up distance:||150 m (in various pieces)|
|Total hiking time:||2h00|
|Starting point:||Lac Genin - (836m)|
|Meeting point:||My place at St. Genis at 11h30 am|
|Remarks:||A beautiful and peaceful lake. Rustic grill house.|
|Access:||From Bellegarde take road in direction to Nantua. At the hight of St. Germain de Joux take deviation to the right to Oyonnax (D55). Follow the road for about 4km and then you arrive to Echallon-La Pallud. Take the deviation to Oyonnax (D55). Contibue along this road for about 2km and then you arrive to road D13. Take it to the left direction Oyonnax. Drive along this road for about 1km and then turn left to Lake Genin. Driving time from St. Genis: 60 minutes|
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Click here to see a txt file with the way points of the path. .
It is convenient to emphasize some useful items: please do not forget to carry on (wear) raincoat, hat/cap and sun glasses, warm gloves, hiking boots or sport-footwear with thick and non-slipping sole, enough food and drinks for the own consumption. Spear dry clothes and after excursion confortable shoes are very convenient.
Have a lovely weekend! Cheers! Jose.