Little Switzerland / Circuit 1

Natural ,  Walks and hikes ,  Walking/pedestrian ,  Religious at Millac

12.5 km
Loop
Walking/pedestrian
3h 8min
Hard
12.5 km
Loop
Mountain biking
38min
Easy
12.5 km
Loop
Horse-riding
1h 15min
Medium
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  • The origins of the Petite Suisse…
    The Poitou region’s Little Switzerland spans the communes of Mouterre-sur-Blourde, Asnières-sur-Blour and Luchapt.
    Its mountains, woods and groves form a spectacular landscape.
    Once, in 1918, Father Joseph Pavaillon arrived in the village of Mouterre-sur-Blourde, and climbed up to the top of his church’s steeple. Upon seeing the series of green valleys, he exclaimed “it looks just like a little Switzerland”.
    This discovery inspired him to travel around the countryside; it gave rise to a desire to affirm the area’s picturesque qualities, and resulted in these few poetic lines:
    “From the top of the road which hugs the hillside, the silvery river can be seen dreamily flowing between its flower-covered banks amongst the meadows, straddled by the ancient bridge”.

    This circuit is one of 3 circuits known collectively as "La Petite Suisse", located in the Luchapt, Millac and Mouterre-sur-Blourde area.
  • Difference in height
    211.39 m
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
211 meters of difference in height
  • Start altitude : 149 m
  • End altitude : 149 m
  • Maximum altitude : 208 m
  • Minimum altitude : 135 m
  • Total positive elevation : 211 m
  • Total negative elevation : -211 m
  • Max positive elevation : 36 m
  • Min positive elevation : -53 m