This loop will immerse you in the different environments and environments of the Morel valley on its sunny side.
Half of the route takes place in the forest, in the shade of the trees, and the other half on open paths well exposed to the sun through the flowery meadows.
It can be done by occasional walkers as well as active families, but not recommended for novice walkers.
The route begins at Doucy station, opposite the tourist office, and descends by a small path, then an alpine path, towards the village of Doucy. A short road crossing will be taken when crossing the village. This concludes by skirting the Baroque Saint-André church, classified as a Historic Monument, whose arrangements on the Morel torrent at the beginning of the 20th century prevented the fall of several hundred meters below.
The alpine path gives way to a path that enters the forest a little before arriving near the Morel, a torrent that flows in the center of the valley at the foot of impressive cliffs.
The path then crosses the watercourse, the lowest point of the route, and begins the ascent by following the latter until arriving at the recently renovated Vieux Moulin.
At this level, the path crosses the watercourse thanks to a bridge and takes an agricultural path which will lead it to the exit of the forest.
A new small passage on the road allows hikers to cross Villaret, another typical village in the valley, before joining a wide path through the slope meadows which they will not leave until the arrival at the station. Doucy.
Environment: deciduous forest, meadow, torrent
Points of interest: typical Savoy villages, old mill, pastoral activities, panorama of the Vanoise peaks
Difficulty: no particular difficulty
Total distance: 9.5 km
Elevation + total: 470 m
Estimated time: 4h30
DocumentsTracé GPX Boucle La Douceraine [gpx]
Distance: 9.5 Km
Durée: 270 Minutes
Altitude maximum: 1260 M
Dénivelé: 470 M