Biking the Vertigo roads of the vercors

Even if the Vercors remains one of the most isolated places in France, it is thanks to the creation of the Vertigo Routes, between 1850 and 1900, that this mountain range was opened up. These sublime roads were built in corbels, carved out of the rock in cliffs often several hundred meters high. Like the Route de Combe Laval, they offer travellers exceptional panoramas. A bike tour in the Vercors is a journey in unknown lands. This impregnable rock fortress is an unexpected haven of peace between the Alps and Provence.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Vercors Vertigo Roads
  • Pont-en-Royans
  • WWII Resistance sites

A BIKE TRIP THAT ADAPTS TO YOUR WISHES!

Choose the option that suits you: supported, guided or custom.

Supported Tour

The perfect balance between autonomy and assistance.

Thanks to the simplicity of use of the biking GPS, which we include, you can enjoy your day the way you want. We suggest places for lunch and dinner as well as the activities not to be missed on the itinerary we have created.

Our driver-guide will pick you up the first day at the meeting place and drop you off at the end of your stay. At each stage, he transfers your luggage. For more security and comfort, the support vehicle is at your disposal for the duration of your trip. It will stay nearby to provide you with supplies, to solve any mechanical problems or to pick you up and transfer you to your hotel in case of fatigue or capricious weather.

From 1390€/person

Guided Tour

Follow the guide !

All you have to do is pedal and enjoy the scenery, we’ll take care of everything! You discover the region accompanied by a certified bike guide. Every day we program the best places for lunch and dinner, as well as the activities not to be missed on the itinerary we have created.

Our driver-guide will pick you up the first day at the meeting place and drop you off at the end of your stay. At each stage, he transfers your luggage. For more security and comfort, the support vehicle is at your disposal for the duration of your trip. It will stay nearby to provide you with supplies, to solve any mechanical problems or to pick you up and transfer you to your hotel in case of fatigue or capricious weather.

From 1920€/person

Custom Tour

The trip of your dreams !

With our expertise and the elements that you will share with us, we will know how to accompany you in the conception of the trip of your dreams! Whether it’s a question of creating a new itinerary or adapting one of our tours, each element of your trip will be carefully studied to meet your expectations: budget, dates, itinerary, difficulty, activities, theme, guiding, accommodation, catering, bike rental…

We design and organize bike tours for friends and families who wish to celebrate an event or simply share good times. We also offer solutions to companies, associations and administrations who wish to thank their teams or partners.

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BIKe itinerary

Welcome to the Vercors

We will meet you at Valence TGV at 2 pm before taking you to your hotel in the Vercors. We take advantage of this first day to adjust our bikes and discuss the stay.

Vercors VERTIGO gorges

Let’s ride through an unlikely route in narrow gorges (Ecouges, Nan, Presles and Bourne) with portions of the itinerary corbelled above the void, and others carved into the rock. The water has cut magnificent gorges in the limestone of the Vercors since millennia. Man has taken advantage of these routes to dig on the side of a cliff roads at the end of the 19th century and thus open up the Vercors to the world. These gorges, surprising and a little confidential are now classified as a sensitive natural area.

Rencurel to combe laval (via pont en royans)

Pont-en-Royans will surprise you at first sight. His ochre, yellow or pink houses had already impressed Stendhal. They are built on the rock, with protrusions above the water and wooden supports. Unique and picturesque!

We then ride towards Combe Laval, one of the most vertiginous roads in the Vercors! Aerial, carved into the impressive cliffs, the audacious road hangs over the valley, 600 m below. After several tunnels, the road opens out offering spectacular views of Combe Laval’s magnificent circus.

the vercors Resistance loop (via col de rousset)

We quickly reach the villages of Vassieux-en-Vercors and La Chapelle en Vercors where we will have the opportunity to pay tribute to the French Resistance in the Vercors, the massif being famous for its Maquis from 1941 to 1944. 

Then at Col de Rousset, bordered by cliffs which are reminiscent of the Dolomites, the road stretches out into a breathtaking landscape.

TIME TO SAY GOODBYE

It is unfortunately already time to say goodbye. We will take you back to Valence TGV after breakfast to end this Vercors vertigo roads bike tour, unless you want to extend your stay with Veymont Travel.

ACCOMODATIONS / HOTELS

Veymont Travel retains the right to change the hotels if necessary as stipulated in our GTC.

Rencurel – 2 nights

Le Maronnier

The hotel is located in the heart of a typical Vercors village. From the terrace you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the mountains and the valley.

COMBE LAVAL – 2 nights

Hotel du Col de la Machine 3*

The Hôtel du Col de la Machine is located at 1015m altitude at the end of the vertiginous road of Combe Laval.

equipment / bikes

Included

Carbon road bike – Shimano 105

Trek Emonda SL5 or equivalent

Women’s model also available

Size: 47 – 50 – 52 – 54 – 56 – 58 – 60 – 62

Chainring: 50-34 Cassette: 11-32

Supplement + 60€

Road E-bike

Pinarello Nytro or equivalent

Size: 46,5 – 50 – 53 – 55 – 58

Chainring: 50-34 Cassette: 11-30

Supplement + 135 €

Carbon road bike – Ultegra DI2

Pinarello Prince or equivalent

Women’s model also available

Size: 46,5 – 50 – 51,5 – 53 – 54 – 56 – 57,5 – 59,5 – 62

Chainring: 50-34 Cassette: 11-32

Supplement + 520 €

Carbon road bike – Dura Ace DI2

Pinarello Dogma F12 or equivalent

Size: 46,5 – 50 – 51,5 – 53 – 54 – 55 – 56 – 57,5 – 59,5

Chainring: 50-34 Cassette: 11-32

Equipment / dEtails

You can choose to travel with your own bike and/or bring your own pedals, saddle and helmet. The guide will set up your equipment upon arrival.

Equipment provided with the rental of a Road Bike
Equipment provided with the rental of a Hybrid Bike
  • Pedals to choose from the following:
    • cleats: SPD-SL / SPD-M / Look Keo
    • flat with cages
    • flat
  • 1 Pump
  • 1 Computer
  • 2 water bottles
  • 1 saddle bag: 1 spare tube + 1 multitool + 2 tire-levers
  • 1 helmet
Equipment provided with the rental of a Hybrid Bike
  • Pedals to choose from the following:
    • cleats: SPD-SL / SPD-M / Look Keo
    • flat with cages
    • flat
  • 1 Pump
  • 1 Computer
  • 1 water bottle
  • 1 saddle bag: 1 spare tube + 1 multitool + 2 tire-levers
  • 1 helmet
  • 1 handlebar bag
  • 2 rear panniers

WHAT’s INCLUDED / WHAT’S NOT incluDED ?

Included
Supported tour
Not Included
Supported Tour

Accomodation

  • 4 nights in 3* hotel (or equivalent) in double occupancy

Meals

  • 4 breakfasts
  • Snacks and refreshments

Guiding

  • 1 driver-guide

Activities

  • 3 road bike rides

Equipment

  • Carbon road bike rental with bike equipment (see above)
  • Garmin bike GPS rental (1 for 4 persons)
  • 1 Veymont Travel cycling jersey

Support & Transfer

  • 1 support van following the group and offering to the guests:
  • Transfer of people
  • Transfer of luggage
  • Transfer of bikes
  • Mechanical assistance
  • Refreshments
  • Pick up and drop off at predeterminated places
Not Included
Guided Tour
  • Travel and repatriation insurance
  • Plane/train tickets and transportation to/from predetermined pick up/drop off locations
  • Accomodation before and after the stay
  • Personnal effetcs purchased during the stay
  • Activities not planned by Veymont Travel
  • Meals not mentionned in the “meals” section
  • Wine and dinks in bars, hotels and restaurants
Included
Guided tour
Not Included
Guided Tour

Accomodation

  • 4 nights in 3* hotel (or equivalent) in double occupancy

Meals

  • 4 breakfasts
  • 3 lunches
  • 4 dinners
  • Snacks and refreshments

Guiding

  • 1 driver-guide
  • 1 certified bike guide

Activities

  • 3 road bike rides
  • Visit of the Choranche Cave
  • Visit of the Vercors Resistance Museum

Equipment

  • Carbon road bike rental with bike equipment (see above)
  • Garmin bike GPS rental (1 for 4 persons)
  • 1 Veymont Travel cycling jersey

Support & Transfer

  • 1 support van following the group and offering to the guests:
  • Transfer of people
  • Transfer of luggage
  • Transfer of bikes
  • Mechanical assistance
  • Refreshments
  • Pick up and drop off at predeterminated places
Not Included
Guided Tour
  • Travel and repatriation insurance
  • Plane/train tickets and transportation to/from predetermined pick up/drop off locations
  • Accomodation before and after the stay
  • Personnal effetcs purchased during the stay
  • Activities not planned by Veymont Travel
  • Meals not mentionned in the “meals” section
  • Wine and dinks in bars, hotels and restaurants