This short hike will allow you to savor moments of peace and relaxation in the heart of the Chaume des Neufs-Bois classified site and its three ponds. A green setting that spares pretty views.
Access: from the tourist office, follow the N66 and turn right, after the bridge, the D90, towards the Rouge Gazon.
Duration: 2 hours. Distance: 6 km. Elevation: +275 meters. Departure: parking lot at the Rouge Gazon hotel-restaurant.
From the Rouge Gazon car park, take the path opposite the hotel-restaurant which overlooks the road by which you arrived. Walk 600 meters and, at the intersection, continue on the path following Saint-Maurice by the blue Les Charbonniers path. Continue for 300 meters and turn right towards Bussang (mountain bike route 15). Follow this trail for approximately 1 km.
Discover the thatched Neufs-Bois on your left, then, on the aisle, on the left, the first Neufs-Bois pond. To go to the thatch of Neufs-Bois, take the path on the right. On the left side, a wooden sign indicates the thatch. Continue straight ahead, do not take the path on your right. Arriving at the thatch of Neufs-Bois, enjoy the tranquility and the beauty of the landscapes ...
Then retrace your steps, go to the first pond and follow the path to the right which runs along this pond. Follow this path always straight ahead, walk along the second pond and go to the third below. After a well-deserved break in this green paradise, retrace your steps and take the path between the first and second pond.
Enter the forest. After about 500 meters, look to the right and admire the thatch of Neufs-Bois opposite. After about 1 km, you arrive at the Col des Mineurs (sign). Take the path completely to the left (mountain bike route 17 and 18). A few hundred meters further, fork ... Do not take the path on the left, go straight. There are still 1.5 km to reach the Rouge-Gazon.
Brochure available on request at the tourist office or for download here. The GPX trace can be downloaded here.
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