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Best cycling routes and trails around Grand Colombier

Welcome to Bugey for your cycling holidays!

Many cycling itineraries for all levels cross the region: road bike routes, mountain biking, the legendary Grand Colombier climb or the ViaRhôna cycling path along the Rhone!

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Suggestions for cycling loops

FAQ

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  • What are the dates of the Grand Colombier 2024 cycling days?

    The road between Culoz and Grand Colombier is closed for cars on the second Saturdays of June, July, August and September:
    Saturdays June 8, July 13, August 10 and September 14 2024

    What are the cycling days?
    The cycling days are free events, 4 Saturdays of the summer, the road between Grand Colombier from Culoz is closed to cars and reserved for cyclists.

  • What are the opening and closing dates of the Grand Colombier roads?

    The 4 roads leading to Grand Colombier are closed throughout the winter period from November to the second part of April.

  • How to get to the foot of the Grand Colombier ?

    – By train: the Culoz train station at the foot of the Grand Colombier is located on the Lyon – Geneva railway line.
    – By car: several parking lots are accessible near the Culoz Bicycle House.
    To do a few kilometers of warm-up before the climb, it is possible to park at the Lac du Lit au roi and follow the ViaRhôna bicycle path on 12 km.

  • Is the ViaRhôna "complete"?

    The ViaRhôna bicycle route is complete in the sense that it links Lake Geneva and the Mediterranean. However, the bike route is not only composed of bike lanes, some parts are shared lanes and a few parts do not have any special lanes for cyclists. Find out more about the cycling lanes on our dedicated page.

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