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Hiking in the Fontainebleau forest

Want to get away from it all just a few minutes from Paris? Think of the town of Fontainebleau, which is located to the south-east of the capital and which offers beautiful hiking spots. Indeed, hiking is a very popular sporting activity in this town in the Seine-et-Marne region because of its green spaces.

Fontainebleau offers a small natural oasis to city dwellers about 50 km from Paris in the Forêt de Fontainebleau. The town also has a rich heritage that you can discover through the various routes offered.

You can stay at the La Rivière Dorée campsite, a campsite synonymous with quality and modern facilities. You can also discover the climbing sites in Fontainebleau. 

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The Gorges de Franchard and the Route d'Amédée

If you don't have a lot of time, this is the route for you. It takes less than an hour to complete and is a must-do for family activities in Fontainebleau. Discover the important details to know about this route:

        Departure : On the car park in front of the Franchard Ecotourism Centre

        Arrival: Looped route

        Duration: 58 minutes

        Length: 4 km

        Level of difficulty: Easy

The main advantage of this loop route is its level of difficulty and its duration. It is suitable for beginners or children if you want to go hiking with your family. Moreover, this trail is the spot to go for a walk in the heart of the Fontainebleau forest. You can even plan a small picnic during your hike. In addition, immerse yourself in a rocky landscape within a rustic nature in the Franchard reserve.

From the Fontainebleau forest to Bois-le-Roi

Offering a circuit that allows you to alternate between mountain biking and hiking, this circuit has an exceptional geological wealth 30 minutes from the Fontainebleau campsite. Discover the characteristics of this route:

        Departure : Fontainebleau

        Arrival : Bois-le-Roi

        Duration: 2 hours 25 minutes

        Length: 9.5 km

        Level of difficulty: Medium

This trail is suitable for both walking and mountain biking. So you can choose according to your preferences. In addition, it offers an impressive landscape in all seasons. This means that you can make this hike even in winter. However, the best time to enjoy the best this place has to offer is between March and October. Dogs are also welcome on this trail, provided they are always kept on a leash.

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The 25 moguls circuit

As its name suggests, this route takes you up to 25 bumps. It is one of the most famous hiking routes in the Ile-de-France region. Find out more about this circuit in the following lines:

         Departure : Fontainebleau, parking of the Croix Saint-Jérôme

         Arrival: looped route

         Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes to 5 hours 30 minutes depending on your pace

         Length: 15.4 km

         Level of difficulty: Difficult

This circuit takes shape in the heart of the Fontainebleau forest. It crosses 25 moguls and offers a succession of gradients, hence its high level of difficulty. Nevertheless, this circuit offers panoramic viewpoints which have made it one of the best in the region.

Moreover, if you like mountain biking, it offers a trail made up of several rocks for unforgettable mountain bike rides. Similarly, thanks to the rocky nature of the trail, you can also go rock climbing. So if you are looking for a trail that offers many activities at the same time, the 25 bumps trail is a must.

The 11 ponds in the Fontainebleau forest

Here, the name of the circuit already suggests what awaits you on the way. Throughout your hike, 11 different ponds follow one another and each one has its own surprises in store for you. Here are the details of this trail:

         Departure: Fontainebleau

         Arrival: looped route

         Duration: 9 hours 05 minutes

         Length: 29.65 km

         Level of difficulty: Very difficult

This trail takes you to the emblematic ponds of the Fontainebleau forest. You will find 11 ponds, such as the duck pond, the wild boar pond, the evée pond, the Marchais pond, etc.

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