Itinéraire de VTT à Assistance Électrique

Autrans-Méaudre Valley in Vercors - The Via Vercors from Autrans

Take to the trails of this open valley full of woodlands and hamlets. Most of this itinerary is safe and free from motorised vehicles, giving you the chance to enjoy a pleasant, entertaining discovery of the local heritage and beautiful scenery.

Starts at the Claret site roundabout. First, as you arrive at the village square, go left towards Le Cornet, then right to Le Truc. At Le Truc, follow the signs to Le Bouchet. Follow the Via Vercors cycle path on a track that leads to the D106C road. Continue to Les Gaillardes. Stay on the Via Vercors which then goes left towards Les Arnauds, La Bourrière and Les Aguiards. Just after Les Aguiards, follow the itinerary to the left and continue straight ahead until you reach Les Girauds and Le Coin. Then go right to cross road D106 and turn left just after the bridge. Follow the waymarkers back to the village. Continue to the swimming pool car park, and head for Autrans. The track leads you to a small road. Turn right and, when you reach La Truite, turn right again, cross the D106 road, and rejoin the track on the other side, still heading towards Autrans.

Technical information

Activities
Cycle sports, Itinéraire de Vélo à Assistance Electrique, Itinéraire de VTT à Assistance Électrique

Target clientele:
For beginners / novice

Distance:
18.7 km

Trail type:
Loop

Elevation gain:
260 m

Elevation drop:
260 m

Daily duration:
1h 20m

Terrain type:
Hard coating (tar, cement, flooring), Grit

Map references:
A printed version of the Via Vercors map is available from the Vercors 4 Montagnes tourist offices, free of charge.

Difficult sections:
Please be careful on the short but busy road section between Le Coin and the village of Méaudre.

Type of waymarkers:
This itinerary is waymarked with orange panels that also provide information about the local savoir-faire, which you can witness for yourself wherever you see the green sign displayed by Via Vercors partners. These facilities and installations are of high quality and deserve to be protected from deterioration of any kind.

Practical information

Pets allowed
En laisse.
Aire de pique-nique
Free of charge

Little extra

This itinerary crosses the villages of Autrans and Méaudre and explores the surrounding area. You'll find some fun places to stop along the way, with children’s play areas and family-friendly spots with viewfinders pointed at the summits, donkey rides, benches, etc. Picnic areas are also at your disposal with large, comfortable picnic tables made with local resources in a rustic style that invites togetherness. Don’t hesitate to take this opportunity to meet local farmers and craftspeople.

By applying a few basic rules we can all learn to co-exist, respectfully united by the Via Vercors spirit.

- Adapt your speed in the presence of livestock herds or farm machinery
- Many animal species are protected.
If you come across any wild animals, avoid frightening or disturbing them and do not try to touch them.
- Do not pick the plants or flowers, some of which are protected or threatened species.
- Do not light fires.
- Leave the site clean and take your rubbish away with you.
You’ll find recycle bins in all the hamlets.
- Keep dogs on a lead to avoid accidents and awkward situations.
- Be mindful of other users, be they mountain-bikers, horse-riders, local residents, walkers, farmers or foresters.

Politeness is very much appreciated among Via Vercors users and may well help you meet some interesting people!

To vary your excursions, there are 4 Via Vercors alternatives on the 4 mountains: From Villard de Lans to Méaudre (and back). From Saint Nizier du Moucherotte to Lans en Vercors (and back). From Lans en Vercors to Villard de Lans (and back). From Villard de Lans to Corrençon en Vercors (and back).

History, culture and heritage

Along the way you’ll notice some houses with strange stepped roofs. This is because the farmhouses were designed to protect the inhabitants from some often harsh climatic conditions. The purpose of the stone slabs on the gable ends was to protect the thatched roof from the wind. These “crow-step” gables ensured rain didn’t seep into the walls. You'll also notice that the traditional houses face the midday sun and are protected by vast, low-hanging roofs.

Cyclist facilities

In Autrans village centre, you can rent Ebikes from Olympic Sport or La Grange aux Skis.

Contact details & information

OTI Vercors

Getting here

  • Parking de la Speed Luge
    Site du Claret
    Autrans
    38880 Autrans-Méaudre en Vercors

Starts from the Claret Speed-Luge car park.

45 minutes from Grenoble at the entrance to the Vercors village of Autrans (40 km). Accessible by a bus service run by Transisère (Route 5110 and 5120, from Grenoble bus station).

Opening times

All year round.
Subject to favorable weather.

Prices

Free access.

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Information updated on 24/02/2021 by Office de Tourisme Intercommunal du Vercors

Your itinerary

Autrans-Méaudre Valley in Vercors - The Via Vercors from Autrans

Parking de la Speed Luge
Site du Claret
Autrans
38880 Autrans-Méaudre en Vercors
France

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