Every journey begins with a first step ...

The Jerusalem Way is the world's longest pilgrimage and international peace and culture route!

The Jerusalem Way connects religions and peoples in a unique peace project.

The Jerusalem Way stands for mutual recognition and tolerance.

Love, the most powerful force in the universe, penetrates, illuminates everything and builds bridges between all people!

 

Pilgrims create openness to encounters, dismantle prejudices and fears and strengthen trust - basic trust! The supposed boundaries between peoples and religions can be bridged by individuals with love and mutual respect.

Saint-Génix - Jongieux
30,93 km / ↓ 916 m / ↑ 993 m
Translate to other languages Show map in full screen mode

Description

This stage in the department of Savoy leads us more or less northwards along the Rhone, but we only hike a few kilometers directly along the bank after Yenne. As far as Yenne, the route leads over and along a ridge, which offers wonderful views over the Rhone Valley and the mountains on the other side of the valley, but the route also runs largely away from roads and settlements. The stage with its length and the inclines is demanding, but you can interrupt it in Yenne. The stage begins relatively flat to Grésin. In Grésin, the pretty "Chapelle de Pignieux" is worth a visit. Three scallops remind us that we are on a pilgrimage. Then the impressive hike begins on a high path that offers nature above all. Yenne is then back on the Rhone and is the largest town on the route. Yenne offers everything that pilgrims need, including accommodation if required. In Yenne, the Église Notre Dame de l'Assomption (12th century) is particularly worth visiting. On the rest of the stage, a few more flat kilometers await us along the Rhône, then a steep ascent in serpentines up to the St. Romain chapel with its unique view of the Rhone valley. Then Jongieux-Le-Haut will soon follow up on the heights, where we will inquire whether we'd better find suitable accommodation here or in Jongieux. Either way, we experienced a beautiful and demanding stage.


Pictures

Facts & Figures

Distance: 30,93 km
Difference in altitude: 632 m
Highest point: 856 m
Lowest point: 224 m
Total ascent: 993 m
Total descent: 916 m