Mountain Biking: Tales of the riverbank - 265 m. (869 ft)

Thu, 3 October 2019


Minimum altitude: 223 meters

Distance: 55.8 km

Slope Aspect: South

Vertical Climbed: 169 meters (554 feet)

Vertical Descended: 166 meters

Rating: 1


I fancied some flat riding today and decided that a trip up and down the river as far as the town of Pontcharra would fit the bill. I've not ridden the whole of this route before. I was surprised by the size of the Cheylas reservoir.

The route follows the river bank on a "tow path". There is no danger as it is a wide, well made up path but overall it is quite long. Possibility to shortcut via any of the Isere road bridges but the section from Goncellin to Pontcharra is quite long. The Crolles road bridge is narrow with heavy traffic.


The Cheylas bridge is being rebuilt. The river path is blocked at this point, best to keep to the right of the large reservoir. Some puddles after the rain. On the return (right bank) the path has been washed away at Alloix river and you have to detour via a path and footbridge. There are also signs saying the path is out of bounds during the day due to works... but of course there are no works anywhere.


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