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Chartreuse and Grésivaudan mountain ranges

Sport, Cycling sports, Cycle tourism route in Chapareillan

51.0 km
3h 30min
Very difficult
  • Between Isère valley and the Petites Roches plateau, this circular route provides an exceptional panoramic view of the Belledonne range, the Bauges and Mont-Blanc. Rich heritage abounds with a castle, bastioned fort, paper mill and funicular railway.

  • Leaving from Bellecombe, head for Chapareillan (RD285), through the hamlets of Bellecombette, La Palud and La Ville.
    Then head for Barraux (RD590A).
    Turn right towards La Flachère via the hamlet of Le Fayet (RD9).
    After Saint-Vincent-de-Mercuze, in Le Touvet, the ascent to the plateau of the Petites Roches (RD29) begins.
    In Saint-Bernard-du-Touvet - Les Pelloux, turn right to return to the start via the Col de Marcieu (RD30C) and Sainte-Marie-du-Mont (RD282).

    This itinerary begins...
    Leaving from Bellecombe, head for Chapareillan (RD285), through the hamlets of Bellecombette, La Palud and La Ville.
    Then head for Barraux (RD590A).
    Turn right towards La Flachère via the hamlet of Le Fayet (RD9).
    After Saint-Vincent-de-Mercuze, in Le Touvet, the ascent to the plateau of the Petites Roches (RD29) begins.
    In Saint-Bernard-du-Touvet - Les Pelloux, turn right to return to the start via the Col de Marcieu (RD30C) and Sainte-Marie-du-Mont (RD282).

    This itinerary begins with a small detour through the Savoie vineyards, along the Grésivaudan valley, the eastern edge of the Chartreuse.
    The plateau benefits from exceptional aerological conditions that attract free-flight enthusiasts from all over the world. The famous Coupe Icare festival is an annual highlight.