Signposted cycling routes

Mountain pass Col d'Ornon from Entraigues (southern slope)

Start from Valbonnais. A steady ascent deep in the valley leads you to Entraigues, then Chantelouve, in the heart of a beautifully preserved valley along the border of Ecrins national park.

From Valbonnais, take the D526 towards Entraigues. At the Entraigues intersection, turn left towards Le Perier and Chantelouve/Col d’Ornon.
Take the gradual ascent up to Chantelouve, where the slope flattens out again in preparation for the final climb up Col d'Ornon with a series of zigzags! From La Chalp hamlet, observe the major effects of erosion from passing fords: mudslides are very frequent here, and many attempts by man to develop the area have given in to the forces of Mother Nature. Stop for a stroll through Europe’s largest white alder forest, a fragile, protected area on the flat part of the pass. Descend on the same route.

Technical information

Activities
Cycle sports, Signposted cycling routes

Distance:
13.4 km

Trail type:
Go / roaming

Elevation gain:
585 m

Elevation drop:
20 m

Daily duration:
2h 50m

Terrain type:
Hard coating (tar, cement, flooring)

Map references:
"Vallées du Valbonnais" map

Type of waymarkers:
White and green signs for "Col d'Ornon"

Practical information

Free of charge
Information updated on 10/03/2020 by Matheysine Tourisme

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Mountain pass Col d'Ornon from Entraigues (southern slope)

Mairie de Valbonnais
38740 Valbonnais
France

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