Get some inspiration for walks less than 2 hours from Lyon and Geneva, and share your favourite #HikingMoments in Ain!

Want to get outdoors and discover Ain’s beautiful natural features or prefer a challenging hike up a mountain for a more rewarding and memorable experience? Well grab your backpack as Ain has over 3,000 miles (5,000km) of routes for you to get out and get some fresh air.

Are you a seasoned hiker looking for a mountain trek or do you just fancy a change of scenery?

Both Pays de Gex and Bugey boast many stunning walking routes to complete, whether you want a challenge or a leisurely walk. So lace up your walking shoes and set off on a trek to the top of Crêt de la Neige or an easy walk on Retord Plateau.

Hiking on Retord Plateau up to Reculet

Hiking on Retord Plateau up to Reculet


Wander through the great outdoors and discover some of Ain’s stunning natural areas

Ain is not far from Lyon and Geneva, easy to get to, and offers walkers a diverse range of routes with something for all abilities, families and keen hikers. Why not start off with a walk along the Pertes de la Valserine trail or discover Mont Myon, in the foothills of the Jura Mountains?

Discovering the Pertes de la Valserine

Discovering the Pertes de la Valserine