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Les Cycl'O gourmandes : Half chapels half lakes

A 15 km loop through the villages of Morillon, La Rivière-Enverse, Taninges and Verchaix, with a stop at L'Artisan du Chocolat to discover local specialities. The tasting break will take place on the banks of "Lac Bleu".

Sport Les Cycl'O gourmandes : Half chapels half lakes Morillon


Departing from Morillon (74440)
Average length : 02h00
Total elevation gain : 181m
Vertical drop : 181m
Distance : 15.4km
Signed walking trail

Total elevation gain : 181m
Altitude max : 791m
Vertical drop : 181m

Further informations

Ground, Hard coating (tar, cement, flooring), Grit

(1) Departure from "Denarié Sport 2000" in Morillon village. Turn left out of the store, then left again onto route de Visigny. (2) OR start from "Précision Ski". Cross the crosswalk to Visigny and continue on route de Visigny.

After the "Pont de la Perrière" bridge, turn left onto the "route des champs", cross the village of "Vers le Pont" and follow the blue e-bike signs for the "Les Grands Bois" circuit. At Cravarin, follow the signs for Châtillon-sur-Cluses.

(2) At the Nicodex chapel, head for "Fargot d'en Haut" then "Cellières". Drive down to the Cellières chapel (3). Go back down to the RD4 and cross it to go towards the Lac des Vernays from "Fargot". Take the small climb to cross the Giffre via a footbridge. Drive along Lac des Vernays, continuing along the Giffre as far as Verchaix.
You'll arrive near the artisanal zone. Turn left towards the picnic tables, the hamlets on the Giffre and the village bakery (and leave the signposted path). At the bakery, turn left into rue de l'Epure. A few metres further on, you'll come to L'Artisan du Chocolat (4), where you can buy a selection of chocolates from a wide range made on site, at a special "Cycl'O gourmandes" price.

Return along the same path to the picnic table in front of the Giffre hamlets, and this time go straight ahead following the "Les Grands Bois" pedestrian and mountain bike signs. Continue along the Giffre and at the Giffre bridge, cross the road to reach Lac Bleu (5) for a well-deserved tasting break facing the emblematic Criou summit.

Cross the road and follow the Giffre along its left bank towards La Rivière-Enverse. At the signpost "Pont Perrière" / "La Grasse" cross the RD4, take the route des champs, then the Pont de la Perrière, the route de Visigny and return to "Denarié Sport" (1) or to "Précision ski" (2).


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 de Cluses 74440 Morillon
Departing from : Morillon (74440)
Latitude : 46.084356 - Longitude : 6.673612
On : La Rivière-Enverse (74440), Verchaix (74440), Morillon (74440)
Information update on 03/04/2024 by Haut-Giffre Tourisme