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2 - Lac de la Vieille - VTTAE itinerary

Ride around the Massif du Crey du Quart on the Bike Park's mountain bike trails. This varied route, with a passage through the forest, allows you to discover the Lac de la Vieille and enjoy magnificent views of the Massif.

Sport 2 - Lac de la Vieille - VTTAE itinerary Valloire


Departing from Valloire (73450)
Average length : 03h30
Total elevation gain : 940m
Vertical drop : 940m
Distance : 20.9km
Signed walking trail

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Technical point: depending on your level of ability and equipment (blue, red and black runs).
Duration: 3h-4h.
Physical level: medium

Total elevation gain : 940m
Altitude max : 2313m
Vertical drop : 940m


The trail is marked with signs.

Difficult passages

For the descent, depending on your level of ability and your equipment, you can choose to ski on slopes of different levels (blue, red or black).

Map references

The summer map of pedestrian, downhill mountain bike and VTTAE routes is available free of charge from the tourist office and lift ticket offices. IGN map 3435ET VALLOIRE - Aiguilles d'Arves / Col du Galibier is on sale in Valloire shops.

Topoguides references

Valloire hiking and mountain biking map.

Further informations

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    - The routes you take are your own responsibility. You must choose a route adapted to your physical and technical capacity. If in doubt, do not hesitate to contact mountain professionals.

    - Find out about the weather conditions before your departure.

    - Be properly equipped to practice hiking in complete safety and deal with the vagaries of the weather.

    Tell someone if you are leaving alone and prefer a morning departure so as not to be surprised by the night.

    Departure - From the Tourist Office, head up Rue des Grandes Alpes towards the hamlet of Les Verneys1 - Once you've crossed the bridge, walk along the parking lot to take the footbridge on the left of the main road to follow the "Vita Vittel" fitness trail2 - Once in front of the equestrian center, follow the wide dirt path to the right of the building. After a short climb, you'll see the Chapelle Saint Pierre. 3 - Once you've passed the Montissot chairlift, continue up the saddle track to the Les Mérégers restaurant. 4 - Continue towards Lac de la Vieille. 5 - Walk around the lake to find the downhill slopes (recommended route: the family trail). 5 - Follow the signposted path to the Chapelle des Trois Croix. You'll pass through the state forest. 6 - Once you've reached the Chapelle des Trois Croix, follow the signs for the signposted path to the hamlet of Le Col. 7 - You'll pass through the hamlets of Les Granges and Les Choseaux-Ville before returning to the Tourist Office.


    Free access.


    Animals not allowed
    Languages spoken : French
    Not adapted to strollers

    To keep the mountains a pleasure, choose an activity suited to your level of experience and physical ability. Check the weather forecast and seek advice from qualified professionals, and inform someone of your itinerary. Make sure you're properly equipped: helmets are compulsory, and we strongly advise you to wear kneepads, elbow pads, back protection and gloves. In your rucksack, take a water bottle and snacks to keep your energy levels up, and a survival blanket or warm clothing. Protect yourself from the sun with sunscreen and sunglasses. Don't forget binoculars to add a touch of observation to your adventure.

    For your dog's safety, we do not recommend mountain biking.

    Period of practice

    From 17/04 to 23/10.

    Subject to favorable weather.

    • Restaurant
    • Free car park
    • Car park
    • Picnic area


    Office de tourisme de Valloire 73450 Valloire
    Departing from : Valloire (73450)
    Latitude : 45.165722 - Longitude : 6.429529

    More informations

    Information update on 11/07/2024 by Office de Tourisme de Valloire