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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.
  • Deals
    Grésivaudan wine: Grésivaudan, near Savoie, is also a wine-growing area. In Bernin, winegrower Thomas Finot makes a fine wine using local grape varieties, including white verdesse, red persan and étraire and other more widely known grape varieties such as pinot noir, chardonnay and viognier. A young eco-responsible winegrower, Thomas Finot takes meticulous care of his vineyard and uses traditional methods to allow the grape varieties and the land to express themselves in his wines. Domaine Finot: Tel. +33 (0)4 76 72 43 67 or +33(0)6 84 95 21 44. www.domaine-finot.com
  • Plain text period
    From 01/04 to 31/10.

    Subject to favorable weather.
  • Spoken languages
    • French
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)