The Grand Tour of the Balcons du Dauphiné

76,96 Km
7 h 00 min
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76,96 km cycling loop from Crémieu

From ViaRhôna, choose a completely secure loop that's 100% on greenways in the Balcons du Dauphiné region. Starting from the medieval town of Crémieu and reaching the Arandon ponds, passing below the Larina archaeological site and through the Isle Crémieu plateau, you'll cycle along a route marked by the freshness of the river and the tranquility of its natural spaces. On your itinerary: ponds, sensitive natural areas, the painters' town, archaeological remains, and a visit to the Balme Caves. It's a full-day cycling trip for the more adventurous and a great weekend outing for a family ride!
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Grand Tour of the Balcons du Dauphiné starting from ViaRhôna

A large loop to be done over the course of a day or a weekend. No particular difficulty, very low elevation gain (former railway track + ViaRhôna along the Rhône), and 100% of the route is on greenways or agricultural roads with very low traffic.

The loop includes a section of ViaRhôna, and the starting point of the loop can be reached from the route.

Route Marking

The loop is 100% marked in both directions, except for the junction between Crémieu and Saint-Romain-de-Jalionas, which is currently being marked.

Highlights of the Ride

  • Medieval Town of Crémieu
  • Sensitive Natural Area of the Etangs de la Serre (stopover + visit to the ponds)
  • Medieval site of Quirieu
  • Leisure Base of La Vallée Bleue + Whitewater Area of ​​Ile de La Serre (camping, swimming pool, canoeing, kayaking, dining, river...)
  • The Balme Caves
  • Heritage Museum of Hières-sur-Amby, hiking to the Larina archaeological site
  • Archaeological site of Vernay

Nearby Train Stations

  • Ambérieu en Bugey: 10 km
  • Bourgoin-Jallieu: 16 km

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