Welcome to the waterfall of Glandieu, a magical place for family walks or solo hikes! Your senses will be reeling as you gaze at the sparkling water, listen to the roar of the water and feel your body re-energised by the cool spray. This fiercely protected, unspoilt site is easy to reach on foot, by car or even by bike, thanks to the nearby ViaRhôna greenway, the ideal way to prolong your exploration of the Bugey region.

 

The setting

A waterfall with an exotic feel

Asia or Guadeloupe? Try again! This waterfall is in the Jura Mountains.

Plan large de la Cascade de Glandieu
Evgeny Schmulev
Plan large de la Cascade de Glandieu Evgeny Schmulev
Cascade de Glandieu en gros plan
Evgeny Shmulev
Cascade de Glandieu en gros plan Evgeny Shmulev
Vacances au vert - cascade de Glandieu
One Day One Travel - Viarhôna - BFC Tourisme
Vacances au vert - cascade de Glandieu One Day One Travel - Viarhôna - BFC Tourisme
Cascade de Glandieu
Jorge Alves
Cascade de Glandieu Jorge Alves

Yes, it's true that the luxuriant vegetation, the deafening sound and the mist surrounding this 60-metre waterfall seem to come from a faraway place. But this faraway place is easy to reach, because the car park is very close to the waterfall. You can even admire it without any effort at all, from the terrace of the café just opposite.

Tempted by a quick dip? Beware! Despite the temptation to cool off in the invigorating waters of the fall, bathing is strictly forbidden. Here, the priority is to preserve the local fauna and flora, the only way to ensure this protected site retains all its magic.

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Great ecological wealth

As a certified "Natural Sensitive Area", the waterfall and the area around it offer sanctuary to a surprising number of discreet species such as bats, rare birds and small molluscs.

 

Greenway

Hiking and cycling

On foot or by bike, follow a section of the ViaRhôna, a greenway that stretches for 700km between Switzerland and the Mediterranean Sea, and just happens to pass in front of the beautiful Glandieu waterfall.

We recommend the 26km section from La Balme to Groslée, the ideal route for a family bike ride.

More details about the ViaRhôna section

How to reach the Glandieu waterfall

A lovely waterfall just 1 1/4 hours away from Lyon

A refreshing escape

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En résumé
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Plan large de la Cascade de Glandieu Evgeny Schmulev
Cascade de Glandieu en gros plan Evgeny Shmulev
Vacances au vert - cascade de Glandieu One Day One Travel - Viarhôna - BFC Tourisme
Cascade de Glandieu Jorge Alves