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Mountain bike loop 5: Armaille lake.

Mountain Biking · Rhône-Alpes
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  • Circuit VTT du lac d'Armaille
    / Circuit VTT du lac d'Armaille
    Photo: Club cyclo Belley Bugey
  • / Lac d'Armaille circuit VTT
    Photo: ©Maxime Ballet
  • / Chemin menant au lac de Chailloux
    Photo: © Maxime Ballet
  • / Chemin menant au lac de Chailloux
    Photo: © Maxime Ballet
  • / Chemin menant au lac de Chailloux
    Photo: © Maxime Ballet
  • / Chemin menant au lac de Chailloux
    Photo: © Maxime Ballet
  • / Chemin menant au lac de Chailloux
    Photo: © Maxime Ballet
  • / Chemin menant au lac de Chailloux
    Photo: © Maxime Ballet
  • / Chemin menant au lac de Chailloux
    Photo: © Maxime Ballet
  • / Chemin menant au lac de Chailloux
    Photo: © Maxime Ballet
  • / Chemin menant au lac de Chailloux
    Photo: © Maxime Ballet
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Circuit from Belley, crossing Furans in the hamlet of Thoys then Arbignieu, up to La Roche Percée (the Leaky Rock).
You will follow the hamlet of Sens and be able to have a break on the lake of Armaille before coming down to Belley, by Boissieu and Les Baraques.
moderate
Distance 26.3 km
2:30 h
270 m
270 m
381 m
226 m
Follow the red signs number 5 starting from Belley.

Author’s recommendation

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Office de Tourisme Bugey Sud Grand Colombier
Update: November 03, 2021
Difficulty
S1 moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
381 m
Lowest point
226 m
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Tips and hints

APIDAE tourism data updated on 30/06/2021 by "Office de Tourisme Bugey Sud Grand Colombier".
Spotted an error? Write to e.bebi@bugeysud-tourisme.fr with the following information:
File name: Circuit VTT 5 : Lac d'Armaille | Record identifier: 527320 | URL (link) for this Outdooractive page.

Start

Le départ est situé devant la Maison St Anthelme, rue Sainte Marie à Belley (286 m)
Coordinates:
DD
45.756969, 5.690968
DMS
45°45'25.1"N 5°41'27.5"E
UTM
31T 709276 5070567
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Destination

L'arrivée est située devant la Maison St Anthelme, rue Sainte Marie à Belley

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Coordinates

DD
45.756969, 5.690968
DMS
45°45'25.1"N 5°41'27.5"E
UTM
31T 709276 5070567
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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
S1 moderate
Distance
26.3 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
270 m
Descent
270 m
Highest point
381 m
Lowest point
226 m
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