As the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics are just around the corner, cultural and sporting entertainments around the event increase in Ile-de-France. After the success of the Olympic Days at the weekend, a big marathon, Randopolitain, is proposed to Ile-de-France inhabitants and tourists starting from Sunday June 26, 2022, to discover the region in a new way until the 2024 summer.
100 hikes labelled as “cultural Olympic games” are now listed and available via public transit thanks to this event. Online media Enlarge Your Paris – behind the project – announced they want to “draw the world’s biggest train-accessible hiking circuit” in partnership with SNCF. Occasional hikers can hike every other Sunday and one Wednesday a month, to enjoy trails covering 15 to 20 kilometers, by walking from one railway station to the other.
Most hikes are for the first 50 people, so you need to sign up ahead of time to take part in it. To inaugurate Randopolitain this Sunday, brave hikers walked from the Montereau-Fault-Yonne railway station to the Champagne-sur-Seine station, on the train line R. The next hikes are scheduled on July 2, 3, 6, 10 and 17, and invite you to discover the “most beautiful natural spaces in Île-de-France” alongside botanists, historians, forest rangers, artists, fauna and flora specialists and cooks. The complete program is available on the project’s website.
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