Distance: 14.8 km
Level: Mountain bikers
Level: Blue level - Moderate
Elevation: 260 D +
Departure: Charavines
Follow the mountain bike markings, circuit n ° 8 bis.
In the countryside, Lake or body of water within 300 m, Lake view, Mountain view
Recommended period (s): Autumn, Summer, Winter, Spring

This circuit between plain and forest, ideal for beginners who are discovering the joys and difficulties of mountain biking, will offer you beautiful views of Lake Paladru. In good weather, you can admire Mont Blanc and the Chartreuse massif.

A break at the Grange Dîmière in Le Pin allows you to regain your strength. Former dependency of the Carthusian monastery of the Sylve Bénite, this building dates from 1655. At that time being used to collect the harvests and the royalties in kind for the monks, the barn imposes itself by its vast proportions. Its masterful frame will surprise you.
This circuit combining rolling paths and pebble paths, will be ideal for beginners.
A stop at Sylve Bénite, will offer you a beautiful view of the Chartreuse, Vercors, Belledone or Mont Blanc massifs.

After the Sylve Bénite, beginner mountain bikers are advised to get off their bikes on the stony descent.

Tips and Suggestions: 
From May 1 to the end of September, the Grange Dîmière is open, contemporary art exhibitions are scheduled, admission is free. In Charavines, take advantage of the free municipal beach 100 meters from the Tourist Office and small local shops for your supplies. The Natura Vélo MTB/Cyclo school offers rental of eMTBs and other bicycles, courses, support and sales. Natura Vélo is located opposite the Tourist Office.

Services for cyclists: 
At the start of the circuit, opposite the Tourist Office, find the Natura Vélo rental company which will offer you a wide choice of e-MTBs for hire. Washing and inflation station in front of Natura Vélo, tokens (€1) on sale at Natura Vélo and at the Tourist Office.

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Free access.

Equipments & services


  • Public toilets


  • Coach access

Home of animals

  • Animals accepted: No


From the Charavines reception desk, Pays Voironnais Tourist Office

Our contact details

Lake Paladru on the Chartreux side

230 rue des Bains

38850 Charavines

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