Cols et panoramas de Chartreuse

Chartreuse mountain passes and panoramas

Sport, Cycling sports, Cycle tourism route in Saint-Étienne-de-Crossey

75.4 km
5h
Very difficult
  • This route in the Chartreuse regional nature park abounds with natural treasures such as the Cirque de Saint-Même and some of Isère's cultural treasures including the Grande Chartreuse museum.

  • Start in Saint-Étienne-de-Crossey. Take the D49 towards Saint-Nicolas-de-Macherin. Just after Le Pilon, turn right and continue until you reach Sainte-Sixte.
    Pass by Le Burlet and continue on the D28 to Miribel-les-Échelles.
    Continue on the D49, pass through Les Échelles, Saint-Christophe-sur-Guiers then cycle along the Gorges du Guiers Vif to Saint-Pierre-d'Entremont.
    Turn right towards Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse via Le Planolet.
    Turn right towards Saint-Laurent-du-Pont (D520B) then...
    Start in Saint-Étienne-de-Crossey. Take the D49 towards Saint-Nicolas-de-Macherin. Just after Le Pilon, turn right and continue until you reach Sainte-Sixte.
    Pass by Le Burlet and continue on the D28 to Miribel-les-Échelles.
    Continue on the D49, pass through Les Échelles, Saint-Christophe-sur-Guiers then cycle along the Gorges du Guiers Vif to Saint-Pierre-d'Entremont.
    Turn right towards Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse via Le Planolet.
    Turn right towards Saint-Laurent-du-Pont (D520B) then head for Villette and Basbolin.
    Take the D49 and turn left towards Saint-Roche. Return to the starting point via Ture.

    This visit to the land of Carthusian monks abounds with monumental, preserved nature...emerald green forests, raging torrents and sharp cliffs.
  • Deals

    Chartreuse liqueur... and variations: Chartreuse liqueur is made in Voiron, not in the Grande Chartreuse monastery, but the liqueur's history is inseparable from the mountains and monks. Made by the Carthusian fathers since the 18th century, the secret recipe includes roughly 130 plants and mountain flowers. Several varieties of liqueurs are now available: yellow, green (sweeter and less alcoholic), a vegetable elixir... It can be used for a range of products, including chocolates. Try the particularly famous Chartreuse chocolates made at Petit, a chocolate-maker in Saint-Laurent-du-Pont. Isabelle and Emmanuel Petit welcome visitors to their laboratory and shop for chocolate and sweets tastings. They explain how chocolate is made, from the cocoa bean to the subtle chocolate-chartreuse mixture. www.chartreuse.fr www.chocolatier-petit.com
  • Difference in height
    2316 m
  • Plain text period
    From 01/05 to 31/10.

    Subject to favorable weather.
  • Documentation

    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
2316 meters of difference in height
  • Maximum altitude : 1142 m
  • Minimum altitude : 365 m
  • Total positive elevation : 2316 m
  • Total negative elevation : -2316 m
  • Max positive elevation : 293 m
  • Min positive elevation : -344 m