The Plateau de Retord is an out-of-time corner of France, located right between Geneva and Lyon, one step away from Annecy and Chambéry. This wild plateau is known for its beautiful wild flowers, the typical housing architecture and wonderful panoramas on the Alps. The place is ideal to Mountain bike.
Follow the black signs number 15
16 km long with an elevation gain of 656 m, this loop will lead you to the small town of Hotonnes and back up to your starting point through the downhill slopes.
Do not forget to download the map before you go.
Ski resort in winter, les Plans d'Hotonnes is also famous for its slopes, cross country and snowshoe tracks and the international biathlon centre where you can try your luck on the shooting range at any time of the year.
You do not own a bike? Rent your mountain bike, e-bike, at the local rental shop Servi'Nature located at the starting point.
max. 1192 m
min. 736 m
Specialising in rental and repair since 1995, Servi'nature offers a fleet of 80 bicycles, including more than 25 electrically-assisted bicycles or mountain bikes.Located in Les Plans d'Hotonnes, at the start of the mountain bike circuits of the Plateau de Retord, the Servi'nature shop offers a wide choice of bikes for all practices and all ages, including electrically assisted mountain bikes for juniors, electrically assisted racing bikes for climbing the Grand Colombier, mountain bikes and also 2 Quadrix, all-terrain wheelchairs for people with disabilities. You will also find all the necessary equipment for cycling, hiking and skiing. In winter, you will enjoy a wide choice of ski equipment at this Nordic specialist (skating, classic, snowshoeing, Nordic hiking) but also alpine skis, sledges and all the clothing necessary for your excursion on the Plateau de Retord. On sale in the shop: local products and souvenirs from the Plateau de Retord.
Ain's temps loisirs is a multi-service structure: a bar-restaurant, a shop selling local products, crafts and souvenirs. There is also a rental area (skis, snowshoes, scooters, swincar) and a wellness area (massage).Small catering with local products only, to be found in the shop area. Area (Nordic bath, sauna) massage on reservation.
Enjoy a moment of relaxation in the nature of Jura mountains: Norwegian hot tub, traditional sauna and various massages.Enjoy privileged moments in a unique natural setting located at the start of cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails in winter and at the start of mountain biking and hiking circuits during the summer period. - Norwegian hot tub. - Traditional sauna. - Massages: plantar or dorsal reflexology, amma massage, facial shiatsu. Naturopathic advice (on reservation). By reservation only, 24 hours in advance. - Drinks composed only of local products, homemade desserts and artisanal ice cream.
Hotel-restaurant with 9 rooms in the heart of the resort of Les Plans d'Hotonnes on the Plateau de Retord at the foot of the ski slopes. Bar-restaurant with mountain specialities on the menu.
Restaurant open all year round in the heart of the Plans d'Hotonnes resort, at the foot of the downhill ski slopes, 500 m from the cross-country ski area and from the hiking and mountain bike trails.In a mountain chalet atmosphere, Hervé offers a varied menu with raclette, tartiflette, fondue, brasserie menu, salads, pizza and a workers' menu. Vegetarian dishes available on request.
Alain and Tanguy have developed a shop selling local products outside their sports shop. A great way to get your strength back after the effort!You will find in the shop: honey, beers, Bugey and Cerdon wines, quenelles, jams, sausages, snails, etc. No health pass required