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Mountain bike FranceVOYAGE ACROSS THE VERCORS V1 Superb riding and vast mountain landscapes in the Vercors Regional Natural Park

The Vercors is the largest mountain range in the northern Pre-Alps. Majestic cliffs, deep gorges and countless caves strangely hide a green mountain landscape of vast open valleys, forests and pastures, perfect for mountain biking. A mountain plateau, surrounded on all sides by sheer rock faces, the Vercors often gives the impression of being suspended high above the rest of the world.

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This tour is E-MTB compatible

Highlights

  • A trip through the Parc Régional du Vercors, superb high plateau of pine and beech forests, alpine pastures and limestone cliffs
  • Stronghold of the French Résistance movement during World War II
  • Pristine Pre-Alpine landscapes to discover.

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  • This trip exists in 2 versions : V2=2 wheels / V3=3 wheels.
  • Self-guided trip possible. Price and services in tour description
  • Special offers for private groups. Please ask us for a quotation.

Day 1: Villard de Lans - Herbouilly

Itinerary start: France Bike Trips services begin on day 1 at 9:30am in Villard-de-Lans. On request we can book the previous night's accommodation for you and organise a transfer from Grenoble.
We leave Villard de Lans by its small streets and lanes, then cross the Loubière forest to reach Corrençon. A climb through the Essanteaux woods takes us past the "lapiaz", deep faults dug by erosion into the limestone, access points for cavers to explore the depths of the Vercors...
Our day ends at our overnight accommodation in Herbouilly, a wooden « auberge » tucked away in the forest.

  • Distance covered: 25 km
  • Altitude gain: 400 m
Day 2: Herbouilly - Col de Carri

The second day begins with a great descent to Tourtre. From there, we head to La Chapelle en Vercors, focal point of the « Resistance » movement during the second world war. After reaching Le Révoulat, we begin a long flat section through villages, glades and small woods typical of the Vercors region. The descent to the Col de Carri is on forest tracks used for cross-country skiing in winter.

  • Distance covered: 30 km
  • Altitude gain: 500 m
Day 3: Col de Carri – Vassieux-en-Vercors - Return to Villard-de-Lans

The morning begins with a climb through dense woodland. After crossing the meadows of Bournette, our route leads us to the small ski station of Fond d'Urle. We then climb up to the Fontaine du Chien, before reaching the natural limits of the Vercors, with it’s cliffs that plunge to the Diois, home of the famous Clairette de Die. The southern end of the Vercors is a land of contrast, with alpine landscapes to the north, and Provence landscapes to the south, the Ardêche and the Rhône Valley to the west.
The journey ends with a descent to Vassieux-en-Vercors, another focal point of the « Resistance » movement. Transfer to Villard-de-Lans.

  • Distance covered: 25 km
  • Altitude gain: 600 m

Itinerary end: France Bike Trips services end in Villard-de-Lans at around 4pm on the last day. On request we can book the following night's accommodation and organise a transfer to Grenoble.

Distances and altitude gain are an indication only and may vary.

Day 1: Villard de Lans - Herbouilly

Itinerary start: France Bike Trips services begin on day 1 at 9:30am in Villard-de-Lans. On request we can book the previous night's accommodation for you and organise a transfer from Grenoble.

We leave Villard de Lans by its small streets and lanes, then cross the Loubière forest to reach Corrençon. A climb through the Essanteaux woods takes us past the "lapiaz", deep faults dug by erosion into the limestone, access points for cavers to explore the depths of the Vercors...
Our day ends at our overnight accommodation in Herbouilly, a wooden « auberge » tucked away in the forest.

  • Distance covered: 25 km
  • Altitude gain: 400 m
Day 2: Herbouilly - Col de Carri

The second day begins with a great descent to Tourtre. From there, we head to La Chapelle en Vercors, focal point of the « Resistance » movement during the second world war. After reaching Le Révoulat, we begin a long flat section through villages, glades and small woods typical of the Vercors region. The descent to the Col de Carri is on forest tracks used for cross-country skiing in winter.

  • Distance covered: 30 km
  • Altitude gain: 500 m
Day 3: Col de Carri – Vassieux-en-Vercors

The morning begins with a climb through dense woodland. After crossing the meadows of Bournette, our route leads us to the small ski station of Fond d'Urle. We then climb up to the Fontaine du Chien, before reaching the natural limits of the Vercors, with it’s cliffs that plunge to the Diois, home of the famous Clairette de Die. The southern end of the Vercors is a land of contrast, with alpine landscapes to the north, and Provence landscapes to the south, the Ardêche and the Rhône Valley to the west.
The day ends with a descent to Vassieux en Vercors, another focal point of the « Resistance » movement.

  • Distance covered: 25 km
  • Altitude gain: 600 m
Day 4: Vassieux-en-Vercors – Saint-Agnan-en-Vercors - Tourtre

We cross the vast plateau to the Col du Souillet. We take in some great trails along the way, with a superb final descent to Saint-Agnan-en-Vercors. We’re now at the foot of the Réserve Naturelle des Hauts Plateaux du Vercors, largest nature reserve in mainland France. Through a mix of glades and woodland, along the Vernaison river, we reach Tourtre, the end of our 4-day tour of the Vercors. Transfer back to Villard-de-Lans.

  • Distance covered: 30 km
  • Altitude gain: 600 m

Itinerary end: France Bike Trips services end in Villard-de-Lans at around 4pm on the last day. On request we can book the following night's accommodation and organise a transfer to Grenoble.

Distances and altitude gain are an indication only and may vary.

GPS tracks

If you choose to book a self-guided tour, we provide the GPS tracks of the route. GPX type files will be sent to you by email.

These tracks were created with GPS mapping software. In some parts, it may be that there are slight differences between the GPS track and field reality. These tracks are a "plus" that allows you to follow our route, but it does not replace the "paper" maps and common sense when out in the field...

We ask you not to publish these GPS tracks on the internet. Their development has required many hours of work, both in the field, and in the office. Thank you in advance for your understanding...

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