Parcours La boucle du Clariant (bleu)
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Vercors - Isère planned a mountain bike ride.
June 2, 2021
The Clariant Loop is a blue-rated mountain biking trail measuring 21 kilometres (13 miles), featuring a few larger climbs, including the summit at the Auberge du Clariant.
From the town of Villard-de-Lans, you head south on this mostly out-and-back route, with a few loops through Corrençon-en-Vercors and up to the auberge. To start, climb on a series of cycleways, dirt roads and quiet lanes to pass Le Balcon de Villard, through Les Bouchards and into Corrençon-en-Vercors from the east.
After this flatter section parallel to the river, you start to climb again, up through the golf course and into the woodland where you can pause at the auberge at the halfway point for some refreshments.
Take the easy descent back down to the golf course, through the town and retrace your steps back to Villard-de-Lans to complete the loop.
June 16, 2021