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The Path of the Waters

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Explore the Enchanting Waters Trail of Douaisis

Embark on a picturesque journey alongside the serene waterways that shape the landscape of the Douaisis region. "Le Chemin des Eaux," curated by DOUAISIS AGGLO, is more than just a hiking path; it's a 19 km loop that invites adventurers to immerse themselves in the tranquility of nature, tracing the Scarpe River, the Canal de la Scarpe, and the Escrebieux. This trail is a testament to the harmonious blend of water and land, where each step promises a refreshing perspective on the splendors of the great outdoors. Venture out and let the gentle streams guide your exploration.



Technical Insights: A Rugged Journey

Spanning a distance of 20.225 km, the trail reaches its zenith at 36 meters, while the low points are nestled at 20 meters above sea level. The trail's cumulative elevation gain ranges between 53 and 56 meters, indicating a relatively mild ascent throughout. Given these specifications, it is evident that "Le Chemin des Eaux" offers a gentle, yet engaging, terrain for hikers of all abilities. Prepare for a journey that, while not demanding in elevation, captivates with its scenic waterways and lush landscapes.



Seasonal Hiking Advice & Safety

Regardless of the season, "Le Chemin des Eaux" promises distinct wonders. However, preparation is key. In spring, revel in the blossoming flora but watch for muddy paths. Summer offers lush, green panoramas but necessitates hydration and sun protection. Autumn turns the trail into a canvas of vibrant colors, yet the days are shorter—carry a flashlight. Winter, serene and less crowded, demands caution on potentially icy paths. Always check the weather, dress appropriately, and respect nature's boundaries for a memorable experience.



Delve into Douaisis: Land of Waterways

Douaisis, a territory known for its rich tapestry of rivers and canals, plays a pivotal role in the textile history of Northern France. This region, with its lush landscapes crisscrossed by the Scarpe River and the Canal de la Scarpe, not only powered the mills of the past but also shaped the economic and cultural fabric of the area. Today, "Le Chemin des Eaux" serves as a bridge connecting visitors to the historical significance of these waters, offering a glimpse into the region’s industrious heritage and its thriving natural allure.



Weather Patterns & Optimal Visits

Douaisis region experiences a temperate maritime climate, characterized by mild winters and cool summers. Precipitation is distributed fairly throughout the year, with occasional rainy spells. Considering these conditions, the best time to traverse "Le Chemin des Eaux" would be late spring to early autumn. During these months, you'll enjoy moderate weather, making your hike more comfortable and allowing you to fully appreciate the beauty and tranquility of the waterways without the impediment of extreme weather conditions.

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Duration
5h (1d)
Dist.
20 km
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Lat : 50.385178313178Lng : 3.0906543392593

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Image DOUAISIS AGGLO
proposed by DOUAISIS AGGLO
746 rue Jean Perrin - BP300 59351 Douai Cedex

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Caution!
We have no information on the difficulty of this circuit. You may encounter some surprises along the way. Before you go, please feel free to inquire more and take all necessary precautions. Have a good trip! 🌳🥾