La cyclomontagnarde du Vercors

It is the 7th edition of this cyclomontagnarde.
Organized by the CODEP de la Drôme, it is 4 new routes that are proposed.

The Vercors course

Departure to the small picturesque village of Rochefort Samson (alt 400m).

After a few pedal turns to warm up, it’s already the Col de Tourniol (FR-26-1145). Cross Léoncel, pass in front of the Cistercian Abbey and a long descent behind the Montagne de l’Epenet leads to Pont-en-Royans and its houses hanging over the river.

The route then follows the magnificent gorges of the Bourne to reach La Balme de Rencurel, the place of refreshment.

The road then takes us to Saint-Julien-en-Vercors and leads us to the rough slopes of the Col d’Herbouilly (FR-38-1370) and the Col de Chalimont (FR-38-1365a).  Then, passing by the Calvary of Valchevrière, a high place of the Resistance, a long descent leads to the heart of the Vercors plateau in Villard-de-Lans, point of lodging for the option ” tourist ” (formula on 2 days).

The second part of the route leads to Autrans (winter sports resort) via the Col de la Croix Perrin (FR-38-1218) and then to Méaudre, a very pretty green resort.

By the superb gorges of Meaudret, we find the gorges of the Bourne with passages in overhang of the river, until the Balme of Rencurel.

Then it’s the climb to the Col de Romeyère (FR-38-1069b) by the Ecouges road and to the Col du Mont Noir (FR-38-1421) located in the Forêt Domaniale des Coulmes, the highest point of the CM du Vercors. A long descent by the Col de Toute Aures (FR-38-0560b), beautiful viewpointjoins againPont-en-Royans (Water museum)!

Ste Eulalie-en-Royans is the refreshment point of the day. The last part of the course of the 2023 edition will be done with an alternation of hills by St Jean en Royans, then  a passage at the foot of the ruins of the castle of Rochechinard, a descent on St Nazaire en Royans. Finally discovery of Hostun, in the middle of walnut trees that are part of the PDO of the walnut, before arriving at the village of Rochefort Samson.

Distance : 198 km
Positive elevation gain : 4.200m
6 road passes

Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11 
La cyclomontagnarde in 2 days

Lodging in a half-board gîte near Villard-de-Lans, transport of luggage and supplies on the circuits

Dimanche 11 juin
La cyclomontagnarde en 1 jour.

Departures from Rochefort Samson from 4:00 am
Ravituals on the circuits
Meals at the arrival

La Mini-Vercors

It is the little sister of the Vercors! You will take the most beautiful roads of the Drôme and the ascent of the most beautiful passes of the Vercors, the whole in a condensed km!

Distance : 131 km
Positive elevation gain  : 2.900 m
Departure : Sunday: 7 h à 10 h
4 passes : Col de Tourniol, Col de Romeyère, Col du Mont Noir, Col de Toutes Aures

La Décou’Vercors

The ideal course if you want to climb your first deviation of more than 1000 m in a resplendent setting. Come and challenge yourself and ride the beautiful roads of the Drôme, with the Col du Tourniol!

Distance : 62 km
Positive elevation gain : 1.230 m
Departure : Sunday : 7 h à 10 h
2 passes au programme : Col de Tourniol, Col de Panavare (FR-26-0425)

La Cool’Vercors

A course accessible to all, to be done alone, with friends or family to fully enjoy your Sunday under the sun;

Distance : 41 km
Positive elevation gain: 600 m
Departure : Sunday : 7 h à 10 h

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