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Mountain bike loop number 16 starting from Les Plans d'Hotonnes - Bugey's federal MB base.

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The Plateau de Retord is an out-of-time corner of France, located right between Geneva and Lyon, one step away from Annecy and Chambéry. This wild plateau is known for its beautiful wild flowers, the typical housing architecture and wonderful panoramas on the Alps. The place is ideal to Mountain bike.
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Distance 23.6 km
2:00 h
625 m
420 m
1,344 m
1,032 m
Follow the red signs number 16

24 km long with an elevation gain of 450 m, this is the typical loop around the plateau. The trails will lead you to noticeable points called Ferme de Retord, Auberge de Cuvéry (where it is possible to grab something to eat on the way, the beautiful panorama of Tumet and the local summit Crêt du Nu.

Do not forget to download the map before you go.

Ski resort in winter, les Plans d'Hotonnes is also famous for its slopes, cross country and snowshoe tracks and the international biathlon centre where you can try your luck on the shooting range at any time of the year.

You do not own a bike? Rent your mountain bike, e-bike, at the local rental shop Servi'Nature located at the starting point.

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Hotel Restaurant Berthet
Restaurant Berthet
Farm cooking "To the rhythm of the herd"

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APIDAE tourism data updated on 15/06/2022 by "Aintourisme".
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File name: Circuit 16 Les Plans d'Hotonnes - Espace VTT-FFC du Bugey | Record identifier: 98187 | URL (link) for this Outdooractive page.

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Le départ est situé devant la Maison des Plans, le bureau d'information touristique des Plans d'Hotonnes (1,034 m)
Coordinates:
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46.039111, 5.701669
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46°02'20.8"N 5°42'06.0"E
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31T 709046 5101942
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L'arrivée est située devant la Maison des Plans, le bureau d'information touristique des Plans d'Hotonnes

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46.039111, 5.701669
DMS
46°02'20.8"N 5°42'06.0"E
UTM
31T 709046 5101942
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Alexis Penot
August 20, 2021 · Community
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When did you do this route? August 20, 2021
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Difficulty
S1 difficult
Distance
23.6 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
625 m
Descent
420 m
Highest point
1,344 m
Lowest point
1,032 m
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