This rather short but strenuous itinerary round the foothills of the Belledonne mountains leads through some light undergrowth overlooking Lake Verney deep beneath.The view of the Grandes Rousses mountains is captivating!
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Maximum altitude : 1056 m
Minimum altitude : 720 m
max. incline : 11%
Distance :38 km
Nature of the route : loop
Cartography : Michelin Carte Département Isère, Savoie n° 333
From Bourg-d’Oisans follow the RN91 to Allemont. Then follow the D526 in the direction of Pont-Ratier - Le Rivier-d’Allemont. Turn left at the second crossroads (at the old transformer station) and follow the small winding road to Le Mollard (meaning ’colline’ (hill) in French patois) which will take you back to the secondary road.
Go back down and turn right at the second junction of Le Villaret - Allemont-le-Vieux to follow the D43. Then you can follow the D526 and later on the RN91 to go back to Bourg-d’Oisans.
Some delicious local food for cyclist : the Farcis de l'Oisans'
An authentic local dish which is served in mountain cabins or restaurants. It is usually served together with salted pork and a green salad also complements it very nicely. This authentic recipe of l’Oisans was especially popular towards the end of the winter when the stocks of potatoes in people’s cellars were gradually going down.
max. 2002 m
min. 709 m
Styles : MountainTraining
Public : Cyclists
From Bourg d’Oisans follow the RD1091 to Allemont.
Turn left toward Allemont on the RD526
Ride through Allemont and follow the D526 in the direction of Pont Ratier - Le Rivier d’Allemont.
Turn left at the second crossroads (at the old transformer station).
Follow the small winding road to Le Mollard (meaning ‘colline’ (hill) in French patois) which will take you back to the secondary road.
Hamlet of Allemont Village, with its old school.
Go back down and turn right at the second junction of Le Villaret - Allemont le Vieux to follow the D43.
Along this small road above the Verney lake enjoy the scenery and views of the Grandes Rousses.
Enter Allemont village. Pass the town hall (left) and cross the old Allemont to the church. Enjoy the charm of the village, the old houses, the laundry ..