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Mountain-biking in the land of rock
Sporting activities

Mountain-biking in the land of rock

Between quarries and forestland, "bigue" posts and other stone features, explore the northern tip of the Balcons du Dauphiné region. Along the way you'll come across many "ancient rocks" that mark the historical features of Parmilieu.

Winches and other ancient tools often form an integral part of these abandoned quarries.
Each hamlet you visit offers a glimpse of the life of yesteryear. You'll notice the outcrops of limestone rock which often served as the foundations for houses or even as wheat-threshing stones.

NB:
Extraction begain in the quarries around 1750. In 1862, there were 835 quarry workers and stonemasons in Montalieu and the surrounding area. Stone from our region can be seen at Place Antonin, a square in Lyon, and at the entrance to the opera house in London.

"Bigues" are stone posts used to support vine-training wire. They have been used to mark a few remarkable sites along the itinerary.

Open period

From 19/05 to 30/06/2021
Opening hours daily between 9 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Closed on Tuesday.

From 01/07 to 31/08/2021
Opening hours daily between 9 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.

From 01/09 to 30/11/2021
Opening hours daily between 9 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Closed on Tuesday.

Subject to favorable weather.

In addition to the reception

Departure/end point at the Blue Valley outdoor activities centre. Picnic and sunglasses recommended.

Spoken languages

  • German
  • English
  • French

Methods of payment

  • Bank/credit card
  • Chèques Vacances
  • Cash
Espace Bike
Base de Loisirs de la Vallée Bleue Rive gauche 38390 Montalieu-Vercieu Show / Hide location

Booking

Direct, Récré Activ'
  • 06 71 70 11 12
  • http://www.espace-bike.com/rouler-clef-en-main-en-famille-location-velo-viarhona-accueil-velo-montalieu-proche-lyon/sentiers-des-bigues-itineraire-en-famille
  • contact@espace-bike.com