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Le Grand Colombier

Le Grand Colombier

Bugey’s highest point at 1,531 m, Grand Colombier at the southern end of the Jura mountains offers numerous signposted hiking trails as well as breathtaking views over the Alps, the Lac du Bourget and Bugey. The climb is also a very popular and really difficult mountain pass for cyclists, Grand Colombier featured on the 2012 Tour de France circuit.

Located to the south of the Jura Massif and Bugey’s highest point
(1531 m), it offers over 100 km of marked hiking trails (GR9, LWG,
GR) and panoramic views of the Chaîne des Alpes (Belledonne
and Mont Blanc), Bugey, Rhone, lakes Bourget and Lajes Annecy
and Leman. There is the opportunity to discover various sites
and landscapes: forests, grasslands, grangeons (temporary
accommodation for winemakers) the Chartreuse Arvières ruins,
ridge roads and panoramic views of the Chaîne des Alpes. Two
panoramic tables:
« le Fenestrez » (Altitude : 1 150 m): from Culoz, follow the
RD120 then at la Sapette crossroads, take the D120b on the left.
« La Croix » (Altitude : 1 525 m): to get there, follow the RD120
from Culoz towards Col du Grand Colombier. Parking nearby.

Open period

Throughout the year : open daily.

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