In the vineyards, In forest
16,54 Km
1 h 06 min
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Le Perréon

16,54 km cycling route from Le Perréon to Grandris

Short but steady, this stage of the GTR by mountain bike, lightened by descents and restorative flats, reaches the Col de la Croix de Montmain. You leave the vineyards behind and enter the Pyramide forest. The descent after the pass offers fine views. After a short effort, you reach the village of Grandris, where you can enjoy the panoramic views from the top of the village.

Elevation of the stage

506 m 672 m

The cycle route

The stage begins with a long 8 km ascent to the Col de la Croix de Montmain (approx. 600 m D+) via vineyard paths and then forest trails. This is followed by a 7 km descent to Moulin Dascut and the Azergues river, before reaching Grandris by a final short climb (100 meters D+).

Points to watch:

  • Crossing the D49 at Sotison
    Crossing the D385 after Moulin Dascut

Trains & stations

Lamure-sur-Azergue station (2 km from Meyrolles): lines to Nevers and Paray-le-Monial.

Don't miss

  • Musée des vieilles mécaniques (Saint-Cyr-le-Chatoux)
  • Lamure-sur-Azergues Bike Park

See & know

  • Vaux-en-Beaujolais (or Clochemerle): picturesque village, musical theater and trompe l'oeil fresco (wall of the tourist office)
  • Gabriel Chevallier Museum
  • Pyramid forest
  • Viewpoint over the Azergues valley and Beaujolais region

Accommodation on the stage

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