River and forest

Walking/pedestrian ,  Walks and hikes at Loire-Authion

23.0 km
  • A 12.5 km  long loop to walk along the Authion river and forests. (Around 3h30)
    The tour starts from the picnic area and will bring you along the Authion. You will see the Corné bridge, spanning the Authion river on your right and will follow a small shaded path weaving along the river, with several small sluice gates. Then, walk along the forest and the cultivated fields. Take a path bordered by poplars. In the retting pool, witness of the hemp industry, take the path along the stream, crossed by several bridges.

    You can use an alternative path to prolong you walk, by crossing the wooded and shaded paths of the Briançon forest, farthest north (in that case, the route is 23 km long).

    Circuit market ou in green.
    Equipment at your disposal:
    • Picnic tables, sportive route and multi-sports grounds at the start, along the Authion river near the Corné bridge.
    Our advices!
    Some parts of the circuit can be very damp or flooded in case of rainy weather.
    Corné has several artisans (basketwork, leather shops, woodturning, etc.) : think about it to enliven your morning or your hiking day!
    To get this route
    You can get the 6 route plans in the Loire-Authion tourist office in Saint Mathurin sur Loire. 

  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)