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The Singuigneret loop
The Singuigneret loop
The Singuigneret loop
The Singuigneret loop
The Singuigneret loop
The Singuigneret loop
The Singuigneret loop
The Singuigneret loop

The Singuigneret loop

A 7 km descent on a varied and technical path down steep valleys. Although quite long, the climb up is gradual.

Route in the “MTB in Oisans” guide (Oisans Tourisme)

Departure/Arrival (loop): Mizöen 1190 m
Length: 4 hours
Distance: 24 km
Highest point: 2310 m
Lowest point: 1190 m
Total height gain: +1164 m
Total height loss: -1164 m

Technique : 3/4
Endurance : 4/4

Map: Top 25 Bourg d'Oisans et l'Alpe d'Huez 3335 ET


ROUTE
From the center of Mizöen village, take the track road to Singuigneret. The climb should take about two hours, without hurrying, up to the Chalet du Fay. You have time to enjoy the views over the Romanche valley, Girose glacier and La Meije.
Go round the Refuge du Fay to join up with the GR 50 which climbs gradually to the Chalets Girardet. Stay on the right-hand track up to "Sur Brèche" (2307 m).
This is the highest point of the ride. You can now enjoy the descent through the pastureland, following signs to the Refuge des Chatons.
The paths descends into a magnificent valley. At the bottom, cross over to the right-hand bank of the stream and continue to the Ruines de l'Alpe and then the Refuge des Chatons.
Cross the track in front of the hut and take the path leading off downhill. This section crosses over a shale wall with a commanding view over the Lac du Chambon. This may sound challenging, but apart from the first two bends, there are no specific technical difficulties. Just make sure you don't fall off.
This path leads back to Singuigneret and then Mizoën, cutting over the track road on several occasions.

23 km
4 h
max. 2315 m
min. 1182 m
1164 m
1164 m
Style : Mountain
Public : Sportsmen

Starting point

Vierge de Mizoen
38142 Mizoen
Lat : 45.0501Lng : 6.14313
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Mizoën

Starting at the car park at the end of the village of Mizoën, take the track road to Singuigneret. The climb should take about two hours, without hurrying,

Vierge de Mizoen 38142 Mizoen
Lat : 45.0501Lng : 6.14297
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Come and relax at 2250 m altitude in front of glaciers in an idyllic...Read more

Refuge des Mouterres 38142 Mizoën
Lat : 45.0554Lng : 6.2129
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Chalet du Fay

The Chalet du Fay is not far from the track.
Look for the GR 50 which climbs gradually through pastures to the Chalet Girardet, before descending sharply towards Mizoën.

Feyret 38142 Mizoen
Lat : 45.058Lng : 6.21352
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Hut Fay

We have owned and run the familial refuge of La Fay for 32 years !...Read more

Le Plateau d'Emparis 38142 Mizoën
Lat : 45.0575Lng : 6.21359
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Mizoën

Sitting on a rocky peak, Mizoën is the front door of the Ferrand valley....Read more

38142 Mizoën
Lat : 45.0504Lng : 6.14321
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Chalets Girardet

Unnamed Road 38142 Mizoen
Lat : 45.0557Lng : 6.20504
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Downhill Start

Unnamed Road 38142 Mizoen
Lat : 45.0545Lng : 6.1981
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Barrage du Chambon

This barrage was built in 1935 to regulate the wild river Romanche;...Read more

38142 Le Freney-d'Oisans
Lat : 45.0429Lng : 6.14093
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Cross the track

You then cross the track to enter into a very wide valley.

Unnamed Road 38142 Mizoen
Lat : 45.0601Lng : 6.18693
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In the hollow of the valley

The path looks as if it climbs steeply but, fortunately this is just an optical illusion, as it in fact stays level.

Chaton et Trois Terres 38142 Mizoen
Lat : 45.0584Lng : 6.17792
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Ruins

Unnamed Road 38142 Mizoen
Lat : 45.0567Lng : 6.17271
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Refuge des Chatons

Pass just below the Refuge des Chatons that you passed on the way up.

Chaton et Trois Terres 38142 Mizoen
Lat : 45.0543Lng : 6.16518
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Technical part

The descent here features some technical sections, switchbacks and steps on terrain that is sometimes slippery.

Unnamed Road 38142 Mizoen
Lat : 45.0558Lng : 6.15861
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Singuigneret

Once at the peaceful hamlet of Singuigneret, follow the GR path back down
to Mizoën.

Hameau de Singuigneret 38142 Mizoen
Lat : 45.0492Lng : 6.15086
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Follow GR 50

Grand Tunnel du Chambon 38142 Mizoen
Lat : 45.0482Lng : 6.14651
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4 informations complémentaires

Contact

Phone : 04 76 80 00 85

Email : info@oisans.com

Website : http://www.bike-oisans.com

Open period

From 01/05 to 31/10 : open daily.

Updated by

Oisans Tourisme - 20/07/2016
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