Signposted cycling routes

The Four Lakes Tour

Discover this very rural and agricultural area, surprisingly sprinkled with monumental remains of a formerly thriving mining industry. While on the Drac cliff road, enjoy the spectacular panoramic views of the Trièves, Vercors and Monteynard-Avignonet reservoir!

Start from La Mure: take the D26 road towards Valbonnais, then take the D114 to Nantes-en-Rattier. At the roundabout, take the D115 towards Villard-Saint-Christophe and Cholonge. Stay on the D115 until Laffrey, where you cross the famous Napoleon route (at the traffic lights). Carry on to La Motte-d’Aveillans via Saint-Jean-de-Vaulx and Notre-Dame-de-Vaulx. Once in La Motte, visit the La Mine Image museum, then carry on along the D116 to La Motte-Saint-Martin, Marcieu and Mayres-Savel. This is the southern face of the Sénépi mountain’s. Carry on towards Saint-Arey, then Prunières to visit the mine’s old headframe. The La Mure ascent passes by the theatre and Notre-Dame de l’Assomption church before taking you back to your starting point.

Technical information

Cycle sports, Signposted Cycling routes

55 km

Trail type:

Elevation gain:
1160 m

Elevation drop:
1160 m

Daily duration:
4h 20m

Map references:
"La Matheysine"

Practical information

Free of charge

Good deals!

Bring a swimsuit for a quick dip in Petichet or Laffrey lake.

Contact details & information

Matheysine Tourisme

Getting here

  • Bureau d'information touristique
    38350 La Mure

Opening times

De mars à octobre.
Sous réserve de conditions météo favorables.


Free of charge.


Information updated on 14/12/2021 by Matheysine Tourisme

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The Four Lakes Tour

Bureau d'information touristique
38350 La Mure

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