To meet the growing numbers of downhill biking fans, the ski resorts of Isère turn into mountain bike resorts. The routes have been carefully designed to please everyone, from beginners to enthusiasts. Yet summer is also a great time to cycle across the superb Nature Parks of Vercors and Chartreuse, or the Oisans and Belledonne massifs.
Those who like more gentle gradients can explore the area of plains and hills - still by mountain bike - to pleasantly combine physical exertion with knowledge of the local area.
Mountain biking: Trans’Vercors VTT - Next edition : August 2016 - Villard-de-Lans
The Trans’Vercors VTT is one of France’s greatest events of its kind. Awarded the ‘’Rando d’Or’’ label by the French Cycling Federation, each year over 1,500 contestants take part in 2 days of mountain bike riding and competitive events. These take place over 10, 40, 60 and 100 km (trek or timed), between Vassieux-en-Vercors and Villard-de-Lans, through the unspoilt scenery of the High Plateaux of Vercors.