Road information – 23 June 2022
Following the violent thunderstorms and heavy rain that swept through the region, a major mudflow occurred on the RD120 between Culoz and Grand Colombier and occupied the entire roadway.
The road is therefore closed to traffic until further notice.
Diversions have been set up via Anglefort and the RD120a.
A breathtaking panorama
The Grand Colombier offers multiples beautiful point of views on the Alps, the Mont Blanc, Alpine lakes, whether you climb it by car, on your bike or hike to the top!
The best panoramas:
– « le Fenestrez » 1 150 m above sea level: from Culoz, follow the road RD120 turn left at la Sapette.
– « The cross » 1 525 m above sea level: 5 minute walk from the top.
The top can be reached using 4 different roads, the most scenic one being above the town of Culoz, but you can also climb it from Anglefort, Virieu-le-Petit or Lochieu.
Paradise for hikers
Several hikes with great panoramas can be done around the Colombier, maps can be found at the Tourist information offices
A legendary climb for all cyclists
Hors category climb on its 4 different roads leading to the top, the Grand Colombier is one of the climb every cyclist has to ride. Car-free cycling days are organised in summer with free food given at the top. The bravest riders will dare to climb it four times on its 4 different sides within a day! Get in touch with at firstname.lastname@example.org or on our Facebook page us if you plan to cycle in the area and get the best tips to ride in Bugey!
Grand Colombier in winter: © Adé Photographie
Vue du Grand Colombier : © Emmanuelle Bebi
Randonnée au Grand Colombier : © Emmanuelle Bebi
Located to the south of the Jura Massif and Bugey’s highest point Throughout the year : open daily.
(1531 m), with over 100 km of marked hiking trails (GR9, LWG,
GR) and panoramic views on the Alps (Belledonne
and Mont Blanc), Bugey, Rhone, lake Bourget and Lake 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 on the Alps.
Located to the south of the Jura Massif and Bugey’s highest point
Throughout the year : open daily.