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Mountain bike route: Sous la dent

Faverges-Seythenex
Mountain bike route: Sous la dent © RDNIS More photos
  • marked mountain bike route Faverges edge of Savoie Haute-Savoie

Mountain biking itinerary

  • Distance 9.2km
  • Change in altitude (uphill) 122m
  • Departure Faverges-Seythenex
  • Duration 01h30
  • Difficulty Hard
  • Maximum altitude Not reported

Opening period

All year round.

Subject to snow conditions.

Description

A short and technical route with great views of Arclosan, Mont Charvin and filled with fun creek and forest crossings. Landmarks to visit: churches and lime kilns, artificial lake.

Track n°5 - ROUGE
9,2km D+/- : 210m

From the Carré des Tisserands carpark, take rue des Fabriques street, turn left on Route du Thovey – be sure to visit the recently restored “Glacière” (ice house) – take the second right onto a dirt road called Chemin de la Grande Biolle, which ascends through the forest and then descends to a hamlet called Les Gras. Continue on the paved road until you reach the church in Cons-Sainte-Colombe, and then take Chemin des Raffours to the “Fours à Chaux” (old lime kilns), well worth the stop.
Turn immediately right onto a dirt trail that ascends through a forest clearing towards Ombre Dessus – there are technical sections with roots and stream crossings. Once in Ombre Dessus, continue riding on the paved road, and just after you leave the hamlet turn left onto a dirt path. When you meet up again with the paved road, turn left and then not too far down turn right,through the forest onto a dirt trail that descends to Ombre Dessous, first along a small wall and then a stream – on your left you will see a well-preserved communal oven still in use today – continue your descent until you reach D182 road at Pont d’Ombre bridge. Turn right to take a break at the artificial lake in Marlens and walk the educational trail. Ride back to Pont d’Ombre bridge, then take the first trail on your right, which is located just below a small chapel. The trail meanders through the forest, along “le Biel” stream, and then crosses two clearings before leading to an intersection. Turn right and ride through the prairie to join up with the bike path. Take the bike path to Rue des Grandes Pièces which you will ride on until you reach D182 road. Cross D182 road and take Route du Thovey back to the Carré des Tisserands carpark.

Price

Free access. 5 mountain bike routes kit to purchase for 3€ in the Faverges and Doussard Tourist Offices.

Accepted means of payment
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Map

Information updated by Office de Tourisme des Sources du Lac d'Annecy

  • 32 route d'Albertville
  • Carré des Tisserands
  • Faverges
  • 74210 Faverges-Seythenex
04 50 44 60 24 Website Contact