Distance: 50.9 km
Level: Red level - Difficult
Level: Mountain bikers
Elevation: 1546 D +
Departure: Charavines
MTB markings, circuit n ° 18.
Lake or body of water within 300 m, In the countryside
Recommended period (s): Autumn, Summer, Winter, Spring

By bike

By mountain bike

Difficult "red" circuit, but not a Stations of the Cross for sports enthusiasts who are discovering the Croix des Cochettes, the 3 Croix à Paladru and the Croix du Moine Mort. Due to forestry work, prefer weekends!

Mud lovers will appreciate the Combe Vieille sector after the rain.
Appreciate the route on the eastern shore of the lake to Paladru. In the hamlet of Brézins near Le Pin, a steep climb on the road awaits mountain bikers. At the chapel of Notre-Dame-de-Milin, a break in the shade of the trees may be necessary before setting off again and climbing into the undergrowth.

FIELD NEWS (June 2022): cutting and transport of wood in the Croix des Cochettes sector, as well as shredding and transport of wood between Bilieu and Haute-Véronnière. For your safety, do not enter the area if construction sites are in progress. Prefer the weekend!

Free information : Water point and public WC at the start of the circuit.

Tips and Suggestions : In Charavines, take advantage of the free municipal beach 100 meters from the Tourist Office and small local shops for your supplies. The mountain bike / Cyclo Natura Vélo school offers mountain bike rentals, support and sales. Natura Vélo is located opposite the Tourist Office. Washing and inflation terminal in front of Natura Vélo, tokens on sale at Natura Vélo and at the Tourist Office.

Points of interest

Musée archéologique du lac de Paladru
Cultural heritage

Paladru Lake Archaeological Museum

Chemin des marais de la Véronnière et du Courbon

Path of the Véronnière and Courbon marshes

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  • Red level - Difficult
  • Mountain bikers


Free access.

Equipments & services


  • Public toilets


  • Pet Friendly
  • Coach access
  • Supervised beach