Distance: 92 km
Level: Black level - Very difficult
Level: Mountain bikers
Elevation: 2170 D +
Departure: Saint-Geoire-en-Valdaine
In the forest, Lake or body of water within 300 m, In the countryside
Recommended period (s): Autumn, Summer, Winter, Spring

By bike

By mountain bike

This black circuit allows you to admire the diversity of the landscapes of the paths of the Pays Voironnais. You overlook the Lac de Paladru, discover the peaceful hills of Valdaine, skim past marshes, lakes and ponds. A great challenge for athletes!

You will not see the 92 kilometers of this route pass by whatever starting point you choose (Saint-Geoire-en-Valdaine or Charavines)! The first kilometers are on small, quiet country roads before taking you on forest or stony tracks, sometimes single-track in the undergrowth or across fields.

If you start from Saint-Geoire-en-Valdaine, around km 64 near Charavines, take a break and take advantage of the shops to get supplies.
If you start from Charavines, fill up on site or in Saint-Geoire-en-Valdaine, you will not find anything on the rest of the route.

A shortcut around km 83 (km 17 if you start from Charavines), at a place called La Davière (Massieu), allows you to avoid the climb to Lake Saint-Sixte and save you 5 km and 270 m of elevation gain ; markup indicating "shortcut" is in place.

Topo / step by step : Benefit from voice guidance on OnPiste: https://www.onpiste.com/explorer/destinations/pays-voironnais-426

Visitor alert : In the event of rain the days preceding your visit, the descent under Mont Follet (km 69) will be muddy and gullyed.

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

Points of interest

Station multi-randos

Multi-hike resort

Château de Longpra
Cultural heritage

Longpra Castle

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  • Black level - Very difficult
  • Mountain bikers


Free access.

Equipments & services


  • Picnic area.
  • Parking
  • Free parking
  • Public toilets


  • Coach access


Two possible departures:
- Multi-hike station in Saint-Geoire-en-Valdaine
- In front of the Tourist Office in Charavines