Jour 2: Engins à Lans-en-Vercors — ViaVercors
Includes a segment in which cycling is forbidden
You will have to dismount and push your bike.
94 yd in total
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Vercors - Isère planned a mountain bike ride.
June 2, 2021
Although this is the hardest section of the ViaVercors due to the climbs, you'll be rewarded with the most incredible 360 degree panoramic views, with les 3 Pucelles, Plateau de la Molière, and the classified site of the Gorges du Bruyant…
You'll ride through fields, character-packed hamlets and wooded valleys between Engins to the north and the town of Lans-en-Vercors, passing through Saint-Nizier-du-Moucherotte.
From Engins, leave the dam at the beautiful Le Furon river to head north-east to Batardière, where the small road turns into a good track, the Ayettes forest road, overlooking the Furon gorges.
Climb steadily to the hamlet of Rochetière where you'll be spoiled with panoramic views over Grenoble and the Belledonne and Chartreuse ranges.
After a steep push, you roll into the village of Saint-Nizier, which marks a gateway to the Vercors Isère.
At the highest point of the tour, you now head south on the track parallel to the Route de 4 Montagnes, contouring around the hillsides with splendid forest and mountain views until you gently descend to Lans-en-Vercours.
June 16, 2021