A refreshing walk along an old but still well-alive canal, winding in the forest.
Altitude climb + : 100 m Outward walk : 1h à 2h30
Start : St Laurent en Beaumont ou La Salle en Beaumont
Difficulty : easy Map : Top 25 IGN 3336OT La Mure - Valbonnais Trail map « La Matheysine »
Three thematic and educational trails are available to the hikers from St Laurent or La Salle. The shortest trail starts from St Laurent, with the «Ambiance» walk following a loop. From La Salle, for the children, follow the «Ludique» walk; for the adults, follow the «Connaissance» walk. To do all these trails, the ideal start is St Laurent, following La Salle en Beaumont along the canal until the end of the «Connaissance» walk. Go down to La Salle en Beaumont and follow the «Connaissance» walk to go up the canal and return to St Laurent via the outward trail.
When there is water in the canal, you should remain very careful especially with children and dogs since the current can be quite strong in some places, even though the canal is not very deep. Underground passages increase this risk.