Itinéraire de VTT à Assistance Électrique

Paladru lake, Carthusian end

This itinerary between plain and forest is ideal for familiarising beginners with the joys and challenges of mountain-biking, and offers beautiful views over Paladru lake. When the sky is clear you can admire Mont Blanc and the Chartreuse mountains.

Stop to gather your strength at the Grange Dîmière (tithe barn) in Le Pin.
This former outbuilding of the Sylve Bénite Carthusian monastery dates back to 1655. The barn, of impressive dimensions, was used to store the harvest alongside the monks’ in-kind taxes. You'll be surprised by its remarkable structure.
This itinerary is a combination of smooth, easy tracks and stony paths, making it ideal for beginners.
Stop at the Sylve Bénite monastery for a beautiful view over the of Chartreuse, Vercors and Belledone mountains, not forgetting the Mont Blanc.

After the Sylve Bénite monastery, novice mountain-bikers are advised to dismount and descend the stony slope on foot.

Technical information

Sports cyclistes, Itinéraire de VTT à Assistance Électrique

14.8 km

Trail type:

Elevation gain:
260 m

Type of waymarkers:
Suivre le balisage VTT, circuit n°8 bis.

Practical information

WC publics
Free of charge

Good deals!

From 1st May to late September, the Grange Dîmière opens for contemporary art exhibitions (free admission).
At Charavines, make the most of the free municipal beach just 100 metres from the Tourist Office where you’ll find local shops to purchase supplies.
The Natura Vélo cycling/mountain-biking school proposes bike rentals (including mountain Ebikes), as well as tuition courses, guidance and bike sales. You’ll find Natura Vélo opposite the Tourist Office.

Cyclist facilities

At the start of the itinerary, opposite the Tourist Office, Natura Vélo proposes a wide range of mountain Ebike rentals.
You’ll find bike-washing and tyre-pressure stations just outside Natura Vélo. Tokens are on sale (€1) at Natura Vélo and the Tourist Office.

Contact details & information

Office de Tourisme du Pays Voironnais

Getting here

  • 230 rue des Bains
    38850 Charavines

Starts from the Pays Voironnais Tourist Office in Charavines.

Opening times

All year round.
Subject to favorable weather.


Free access.


Information updated on 22/03/2021 by Office de Tourisme du Pays Voironnais

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Paladru lake, Carthusian end

230 rue des Bains
38850 Charavines

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