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Mountain bike FranceDIOIS SINGLETRACK TRAIL TRIO V1 A hidden MTB paradise in the Drôme Provençale

Welcome to the Diois and its maze of singletrack nestled between the Drôme Provençale to the south and the Vercors to the north, in the foothills of the Southern Alps! Sunflower and lavender fields, pine forests, vineyards, crystal clear rivers, and beautiful old villages let us know we're not far from Provence, while the mighty cliffs of the Vercors remind us that we're already in the Alps… A quiet, unspoilt area literally teaming with superb mountain bike trails. It's no coincidence that the founder of France Bike Trips chose the area as his home some 15 years ago. Discover the Diois and let him take you on a tour of the area’s best singletrack!

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Highlights

  • Home of the founder of France Bike Trips.
  • A singletrack paradise nestled between Provence and the Alps!
  • An area that remains relatively undiscovered, retaining much of its charm.
  • The mountains AND the climate of Provence...

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  • This trip exists in 3 versions : V1 = 1 wheel / V2=2 wheels / V3=3 wheels.
  • Special offers for private groups. Please contact us for a quote.

Day 1: Die - Châtillon-en-Diois

Itinerary start: Rendezvous with the organisation team is fixed on day 1 at 10am at Die SNCF railway station. On request we can book the previous night's accommodation for you in Die.

We welcome you at the train station in Die and head straight off on the bikes. The stage is set for our arrival, with the massive cliffs of the Vercors and Glandasse overlooking the valley of Die. We take the time to discover Die and its charming narrow streets, before heading into the foothills of the Vercors towards Châtillon-en-Diois. The distinct smell of the local pine forests reminds us we're in the south, while the vineyards evoke the local sparkling Clairette de Die... We get our first taste of the playful singletrack trails that the region is famous for. Our route takes us past the impressive 12th century Abbaye de Valcroissant, as well as several traditional stone villages before arriving in Chatillon-en-Diois, a medieval village nestled at the foot of the Vercors cliffs. The village is full of superb stone houses, narrow alleys and beautiful gardens that make for a pleasant evening stroll on arrival. 

Distance covered: approx. 30 km / Altitude gain: approx. 400 m

Day 2: Châtillon en Diois - Boulc

Today's route sees us follow the Bez River through the Gorges du Gats (great opportunities for a swim). Our route then climbs up out of the gorges on an ancient track to the isolated hamlet of Soubreroche, which offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. We drop down into the valley of Boulc on a wooded singletrack trail before joining the village. Boulc became famous when its only access road collapsed in 1994, leaving the village cut off from the ouside world for several months, before a tunnel was built. Welcome to the local Gauls!

Distance covered: approx. 30 km / Altitude gain: approx. 700 m 

Day 3: Boulc - Die

We start the day on quiet roads that lead us to Chatillon, before riding a great trail high above the Bez River. A mix of singletrack, forest tracks and small back roads lead us through pine forests, vineyards, walnut plantations, pastures and lavender fields to our final destination in Die.

Distance covered: approx. 35 km / Altitude gain: approx. 300 m 

Itinerary end: The trip ends in Die at around 4pm. On request we can book the following night's accommodation for you in Die.

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

Day 1: Die - Châtillon-en-Diois

Itinerary start: Rendezvous with the organisation team is fixed on day 1 at 10am at Die SNCF railway station. On request we can book the previous night's accommodation for you in Die.

We welcome you at the train station in Die and head straight off on the bikes. The stage is set for our arrival, with the massive cliffs of the Vercors and Glandasse overlooking the valley of Die. We take the time to discover Die and its charming narrow streets, before heading into the foothills of the Vercors towards Châtillon-en-Diois. The distinct smell of the local pine forests reminds us we're in the south, while the vineyards evoke the local sparkling Clairette de Die... We get our first taste of the playful singletrack trails that the region is famous for. Our route takes us past the impressive 12th century Abbaye de Valcroissant, as well as several traditional stone villages before arriving in Chatillon-en-Diois, a medieval village nestled at the foot of the Vercors cliffs. The village is full of superb stone houses, narrow alleys and beautiful gardens that make for a pleasant evening stroll on arrival. 

Distance covered: approx. 30 km / Altitude gain: approx. 400 m 

Day 2: Châtillon-en-Diois - Boulc

Today's route sees us follow the Bez River through the Gorges du Gats (great opportunities for a swim). Our route then climbs up out of the gorges on an ancient track to the isolated hamlet of Soubreroche, which offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. We drop down into the valley of Boulc on a wooded singletrack trail before joining the village. Boulc became famous when its only access road collapsed in 1994, leaving the village cut off from the ouside world for several months, before a tunnel was built. Welcome to the local Gauls!

Distance covered: approx. 30 km / Altitude gain: approx. 700 m

Day 3: Boulc - Luc-en-Diois 

For the 4 day version of this tour we spend the 3rd day in the heart of the Haut Diois. A string of three small passes lead us to the isolated hamlet of Les Granges, offering great views of the valley below. A great singletrack descent takes us down to the valley of Miscon, where we join a riverside singletrack that winds its way along the banks. We then join Le Claps, scene of an enormous rockfall in the 15th century. The rockfall created the "Saut de la Drôme", an impressive waterfall surrounded by enormous blocks of rock. From here we join our overnight accommodation in Luc-en-Diois.

Distance covered: approx. 35 km / Altitude gain: approx. 500 m 

Day 4: Luc-en-Diois - Die

Today's route takes us along the Drôme Valley on a mix of trails, forest tracks and quiet lanes that pass through pine forests, vineyards, walnut plantations, pastures and lavender fields before arriving in Die, the end of our trip.

Distance covered: approx. 35 km / Altitude gain: approx. 300 m 

Itinerary end: The trip ends in Die at around 4pm. On request we can book the following night's accommodation for you in Die.

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

GPS tracks

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

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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