This itinerary between plain and forest is ideal for familiarising beginners with the joys and challenges of mountain-biking, and offers beautiful views over Paladru lake. When the sky is clear you can admire Mont Blanc and the Chartreuse mountains.
Stop to gather your strength at the Grange Dîmière (tithe barn) in Le Pin.
This former outbuilding of the Sylve Bénite Carthusian monastery dates back to 1655. The barn, of impressive dimensions, was used to store the harvest alongside the monks’ in-kind taxes. You'll be surprised by its remarkable structure.
This itinerary is a combination of smooth, easy tracks and stony paths, making it ideal for beginners.
Stop at the Sylve Bénite monastery for a beautiful view over the of Chartreuse, Vercors and Belledone mountains, not forgetting the Mont Blanc.
After the Sylve Bénite monastery, novice mountain-bikers are advised to dismount and descend the stony slope on foot.
- Cycle sports, Itinéraire de VTT à Assistance Électrique
- 14.8 km
- Trail type:
- Elevation gain:
- 260 m
From 1st May to late September, the Grange Dîmière opens for contemporary art exhibitions (free admission).
At Charavines, make the most of the free municipal beach just 100 metres from the Tourist Office where you’ll find local shops to purchase supplies.
The Natura Vélo cycling/mountain-biking school proposes bike rentals (including mountain Ebikes), as well as tuition courses, guidance and bike sales. You’ll find Natura Vélo opposite the Tourist Office.
At the start of the itinerary, opposite the Tourist Office, Natura Vélo proposes a wide range of mountain Ebike rentals.
You’ll find bike-washing and tyre-pressure stations just outside Natura Vélo. Tokens are on sale (€1) at Natura Vélo and the Tourist Office.
Contact details & information
Office de Tourisme du Pays Voironnais
- 230 rue des Bains
Starts from the Pays Voironnais Tourist Office in Charavines.
All year round.
Subject to favorable weather.