Little Switzerland / Circuit 3

Canoe-kayak ,  Historic ,  Natural ,  Walks and hikes ,  Walking/pedestrian at Luchapt

10.3 km
1h 2min
10.3 km
2h 35min
10.3 km
Mountain biking
  • 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
    182.79 m
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
183 meters of difference in height
  • Start altitude : 183 m
  • End altitude : 183 m
  • Maximum altitude : 229 m
  • Minimum altitude : 146 m
  • Total positive elevation : 183 m
  • Total negative elevation : -183 m
  • Max positive elevation : 47 m
  • Min positive elevation : -43 m
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