The Bois de la Crose (Vercors Trièves n° 53)
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The Bois de la Crose (Vercors Trièves n° 53)

The Bois de la Crose (Vercors Trièves n° 53)

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The discovery of authentic villages and hamlets of Trièves, put yourself in the saddle and let yourself be surprised by the richness of this territory.
Mountain biking enthusiasts looking for mountain climbing, technical passages, singles or just rolling tracks, this circuit is for you!


Departure from the village of Saint-Andéol, take the road in the direction of Château-Bernard for a moment before taking on the left the path at the level of the Sautelaire place. Always follow the black mountain bike beacons of circuit n ° 53. Continue until the hamlet of La Combe and reach Chénevarie 1 then Le Mas Roux 2 and the crossroads of Mas 3. A nice path leads to Les Janas 4 and a little further to La Croix de Jacques 5. At the intersection of Gallo-Romain 6, you can reach the Col de l'Arzelier by a round trip (5 minutes) or continue through Mauret 7, Font du Mas 8 and Font Bessou 9). It is a very pleasant rolling itinerary crossing the Bois de la Crose in the middle of a varied landscape, the continuous road to Betrana 10 before starting the progressive descent southwards to Ruisseau Rafin 11 and La Source 12 The village of Saint-Andéol is already there.
  • Departure : Parking town hall, Saint-Andéol
  • Arrival : Parking town hall, Saint-Andéol
  • Towns crossed : Saint-Andéol and Château-Bernard


Altimetric profile


Attention, some passages of the circuit can be slippery in rainy weather!

This loop can be enhanced by a climb to the chairlift of the Col de l'Arzelier to enjoy one of the downhill mountain bike trails of this resort.

Inquire about opening hours and days.

Use the passages provided to cross the fences, close the gates and barriers behind you.

Stay on the marked paths is also respect private property.

Information desks

43, route du Grand-Veymont, 38650 Gresse-en-Vercors 82 62 63 50

Mairie de Château-Bernard La Chapelle , 38650 Château-Bernard 76 72 38 31

Access and parking

From Grenoble, take the A84 then the A51 towards the South, exit at exit 12 towards Sisteron / Vif.

At Vif, take the D8 direction Miribel-Lanchâtre then Saint-Guillaume. Then take the D 242 a to Saint-Andéol.

From Monestier-de-Clermont, follow the D8 and join the village of Saint-Guillaume. Then take the D 242 a to Saint-Andéol.

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