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Circuit VTT n°11 La Voie du Tram - secteur Valserhône Est

Mountain Biking · L'Ain
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  • VTT sur la Voie du Tram
    / VTT sur la Voie du Tram
    Photo: ©Daniel Gillet - OT Terre Valserine
  • / VTT sur la Voie du Tram
    Photo: ©Daniel Gillet - OT Terre Valserine
  • / VTT sur la Voie du Tram
    Photo: ©Daniel Gillet - OT Terre Valserine
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Disused from1940, the tram line was converted into a walkway in 1991. This gently sloping path gives access to numerous sites between Bellegarde and Chézery and is completely traffic-free.
easy
Distance 13.2 km
1:30 h
326 m
326 m
There are different ways to hike on this path :
- on foot : discover the fantastic history of the trolley thanks to a lot of signs with information written on them
- by bike : you can have a lot of fun thanks to many activities you can try with an all-terrain bike
- you can also go jogging and time yourself thanks to all the kilometer marker on the way

Author’s recommendation

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Author
Marie Jacques Terre Valserine
Update: November 03, 2021
Difficulty
S0 easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
554 m
Lowest point
405 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Tips and hints

APIDAE tourism data updated on 17/11/2021 by "Office de Tourisme Terre Valserine".
Spotted an error? Write to marie.jacques@terrevalserine.fr with the following information:
File name: Circuit VTT n°11 La Voie du Tram - secteur Valserhône Est | Record identifier: 5511985 | URL (link) for this Outdooractive page.

Start

D991 route de Lancrans, parking lieu-dit Rougelan (405 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.118024, 5.828609
DMS
46°07'04.9"N 5°49'43.0"E
UTM
31T 718556 5111051
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Destination

D991 route de Lancrans, parking lieu-dit Rougelan

Turn-by-turn directions

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Getting there

Parking

Coordinates

DD
46.118024, 5.828609
DMS
46°07'04.9"N 5°49'43.0"E
UTM
31T 718556 5111051
w3w 
///barks.risk.cascade
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Flyer disponible à l'Office de Tourisme Terre Valserine.

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
S0 easy
Distance
13.2 km
Duration
1:30 h
Ascent
326 m
Descent
326 m
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