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Les Cycl'O Gourmandes : My first local and easy ride

A 9km easy track adapted to families to follow the Giffre from the Lac aux Dames in Samoëns to the Lac Bleu in Morillon. A stop at "L'Artisan du chocolat" in Verchaix to discover some of the valley's sweet treats, to be enjoyed by the Lac Bleu.

Sport Les Cycl'O Gourmandes : My first local and easy ride Samoëns


Departing from Samoëns (74340)
Average length : 01h00
Total elevation gain : 27m
Vertical drop : 27m
Distance : 9.63km
Signed walking trail

Accessible by bike, mountain bike and e-bike. Accessible from 4 years old (1m) in mountain bike, 6 years old (1.20m) in VTTAE. Possibility of mounting a trailer for the youngest on an adult VTTAE (up to 40 kg).

Way and back
Total elevation gain : 27m
Altitude max : 699m
Vertical drop : 27m


Partly signposted from Lac aux Dames to Lac Bleu. Then follow the circuit signs

Further informations


(1) Departure from "Xtrême Glisses" in Samoëns village.
Take the Lac aux Dames road, go along the lake (2) and follow the signs to the Lac Bleu (3). From the Lac Bleu, turn right over the Giffre bridge towards Taninges on the right bank of the Giffre. Follow the Giffre and the "Les hameaux du Giffre" residential park. Follow the path for a few minutes through the forest, then go straight ahead at the intersection (do not follow the footpath and mountain bike path on the left). You will arrive at the entrance to "Les hameaux du Giffre" entrance. Continue as far as the bakery and turn left into rue de l'Epure. A few metres later, you'll arrive at "L'Artisan du Chocolat".

(4) Stop at "L'Artisan du chocolat" to choose some products for tasting.

(3) Return to Lac Bleu by the same road and stop on a bench, on the lawn or on the sandy beach to taste the products while admiring the view of the Criou, one of the emblematic peaks of the valley. It is possible to enjoy the playground for the little ones next door.

(2) Return to the Lac aux Dames by the same track and then to "Xtrême Glisses" (1)


Free of charge. Roadbook available with bike routes and discount coupon free of charge from Haut-Giffre Tourisme information offices. Mountain bike/e-bike rental and the products to taste are at your own expense.


Open to children
Animals not allowed
Languages of documentation : English, French

Period of practice

From 02/04 to 27/04/2024.
Closed Monday and Sunday.
IMPORTANT: check the opening and booking conditions on the circuits.

From 21/05 to 05/07/2024.
Closed Monday and Sunday.


Route du Grand Massif Express 74340 Samoëns
Departing from : Samoëns (74340)
Latitude : 46.078433 - Longitude : 6.725324
On : Samoëns (74340), Verchaix (74440)
Information update on 03/04/2024 by Haut-Giffre Tourisme