Chestnut path Claude Gaignard
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Chestnut Trail

This easy hike forms a loop between the villages of Luins, Vinzel and Bursins. The path is accessible through the three villages.

The Chestnut trail, which benefits from a south-facing orientation, is a 5 kms loop walk, to be done in about 2.30 hours. Walkers can follow its marking from the villages of Luins, Vinzel or Bursins. The upper path runs through the freshness of the forest, while the lower path runs between the trees and the vines, revealing the magnificent panorama of La Côte AOC vineyard, Lake Geneva, the Alps and the majestic Mont Blanc.

On the way, about fifty plates on stakes give the name of the tree species, as well as a number referring to the brochure "Trees and Shrubs of the Vaudoise Forests" of NatuRando (on sale at the municipal office). A good way to learn about the flora of the region, while enjoying a pleasant walk.

From Luins, it is essential to stop at the Devens refuge, built in chestnut with a roof made of anchovies (very large pavilions).

The Chestnut Trail was created in 1998, as part of the forestry restoration of the forests of the Côtes, which aimed to regenerate the forests of the communes of Luins, Vinzel and Bursins.

Town
Luins
Distance
5 km
Duration
2h00
Difference in height
263 Metres
Difficulty
Medium

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