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Loop between Arbois and Pupillin

Hikes & walks in Arbois

Description sheet

Departure municipalityArbois
Outing typeHike
Recommended periodfrom january to december
Kilometres11 km
Altitude upon departure301m
Change in altitude505m


From the N83, exit at Arbois.

Parking around the Saint-Just church.

Another car park, close by in the center of the village, if it is full.


From Saint-Just d'Arbois church, cross the road and take the rue du Prieuré opposite.

At three quarters of the street, turn right and go up rue du Montot.

Leave the village and at the crow's feet (Paradis), follow the small paved road to the left.

Continue through the vineyards of Arbois (1st AOC in France) to Domaine de la Pinte.

Continue straight on along a stony path on a downward slope.

After a bend, turn at the next sign: direction Pupillin / Micheru.

The path makes a double bend then goes up to join another path.

From there, continue to the right.

We enjoy a distant view towards the west.

Further on at a small house and a crossroads, go up to the left by a small tarred road again.

In the course of the vineyard, we mainly evolve on this type of road. This is the case in almost all wine estates. But nevertheless, it is very little traffic and therefore remains pleasant.

A few meters higher, find a large Hollywood-style inscription on the right.

Go around it and join the route.

Beautiful panorama of the region.

We can now see the village of Pupillin, but fork to the left then to the right to climb up a hill.

The asphalt disappears (ignore the path going to the left) and trace straight ahead.

A visible trace enters an undergrowth and emerges into a meadow.

Go along the latter on the right towards the village.

Go down the street of the small town until you reach the main road and continue to the left.

Turn at the 2nd street (sign) and follow the white / red paintings.

We leave Pupillin by a steep slope then we enter the forest.

An intersection is further on. Turn left in the direction of the Allée du Roi de Rome.

A little further down, leave the path to the left and follow the GR 59 opposite.

Later, at the sign, do not go directly in the direction of Arbois, but continue a few hundred meters to visit the "Foyard Président": a pretty beech 35 m high.

Make a U-turn then go down to the right on a small road.

Follow the signs that will lead you to Arbois passing next to the Hermitage chapel.

Arriving in the small town, turn left to the Church car park, which is approximately 600 m away.

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