La Valserine 

Les Pertes de la Valserine

Pêche à la truite Fario

Crêt de Chalam

Cascade des Etrets


Les Pertes de La Valserine

The Losses of the Valserine are among the most visited Sensitive Natural Areas of the Ain. In its downstream section, the river has dug deep gorges in the limestone rock giving rise to surprising strangulations or natural sites sometimes impressive: Devil's Bridge, Bridge of the Stones and finally the losses of the Valserine. It is a large limestone slab in which the stream flows before disappearing after digging deep pots of giant ...

Brown trout fishing

The Valserine is the first watercourse to be labeled "Rivière Sauvage" in France, followed by the Vézeronce and the Dorches. Amateurs or experienced, you can fish for brown trout near the campsite. Trout fishing is authorized in accordance with the regulations of the Valserine group. Indeed to practice fishing on the rivers of La Valserine, the Semine and on the river of the Rhône, you must have a fishing license available at the Proxi grocery store in Chézery or on:

The Etrets waterfall

Only 1 hour walk from the campsite, you can enjoy the freshness of this magnificient waterfall and if you feel like continuing your journey you can access the crêt de Chalam

Crêt de Chalam

Culminating at an altitude of 1,545 meters, Crêt de Chalam offers a splendid 360 ° C viewpoint over the plateaus and ridges of the Haut-Jura but also a piece of the alpine chain. The Crêt de Chalam takes the form of a pointed summit, visible from many belvederes in the Jura Mountains.

The shortest and easiest access is from the Borne au Lion site in the town of La Pesse, where you can park. The ascent of the ridge is only done in fine weather by a loop or round trip route (minimum 2 hours).


The Terre de Valserine Tourist Office offers two emblematic walks, which allow you to discover the treasures of our valley.

Detailed guidebooks are available at the campsite. Escape to the Valley of La Valserine, with a possible loop of 2 to 4 hours, depending on your dreams.

Departing from Bellegarde, a wide path accessible to strollers, explore the Pertes de La Valserine, a geological rarity. Walk in the footsteps of the past by hiking the mythical and historical route of the Tramway.

This route takes the old tram route, (a vestige of which remains in Chézery) which ran from 1912 to 1937 between Bellegarde-sur -Valserine and Chézery-Forens 18km.

You can walk this path in its entirety or in small sections between the villages. Walk along the Valserine de Ponts en Ponts: Moulin Thomas, Pont du Diable, Pont du Roufy Or set off to enjoy an exceptional panorama over the Haut-Jura at the Crêt de Chalam, 6 hours from the campsite, or 1 hour from the Borne au lion car park. Additional information at the tourist office.

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