Flagstones abound

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Along this circular route around Crémieuin in northern Isère, stone is omnipresent in natural and heritage sites with the medieval town, an archaeological site, the flagstone museum and amazing caves.
Start out from Siccieu-Saint-Julien-et-Carisieu along the D52 to Crémieu, then turn right onto the D65. Pass through Certeau and Leyrieu, then turn right onto the D65E.
Carry on through Vernas and Hières-sur-Amby .
Take direction Optevoz on the RD52A. At the intersection with the RD52I, turn right towards Chatelans, Le Rocher.
Just after Annoisin, turn left towards Siccieu.
When you reach the RD52, turn left towards Optevoz.
At Courtenay, take the RD140 road, then go right and continue via Soleymieu, Carizieu and Siccieu back to the start.

This itinerary in the land of stone takes you from the medieval town of Crémieu, along the cliffs of Larina to admire the rich archaeological heritage of Hières-sur-Amby, before returning via Annoisin-Chatelans on a lane lined with boxwood, blue juniper, and flagstone walls.
Période(s) d'ouvertureFrom 01/01 to 31/12.

Subject to favorable weather.
  • Section :
    • Sport
  • Tourist itinerary :
    • Tourist itinerary
  • Cycle sports :
    • Cycling sports
    • Cycle tourism route
Useful Information
  • Levels of sporting experience :
    • Level red – hard
  • Natures terrain :
    • Hard coating (tar, cement, flooring)
  • Accessibilité handicap :
    • Non accessible aux personnes en mobilité réduite

Good to know

Bons plansLa Foyesse: an original brioche, a speciality found in Crémieu.
Use a pound of flour to make a "volcano" and incorporate the following ingredients:
10 g salt
25 g sugar
4 eggs
1/2 cube baker's yeast
1/2 glass lukewarm water
Add 300 g of softened butter, knead and leave to stand for an hour and a half.
Fold the dough again and leave to rise for another hour and a half.
Flatten the dough on a sheet of greaseproof paper, then leave to rise for another hour. Scatter dabs of butter on the dough and sprinkle with white sugar. Bake for 25 minutes. Allow to cool before serving.


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Flagstones abound
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Au pays des Lauzes
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 45.740566
Longitude : 5.320826
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  • Type d'itinéraire :
    • VTT, Cyclotourisme
  • Difficulté :
    • Difficile
  • Route :
    • Distance (km) 44
    • Daily duration (minutes) 150
    • Elevation (m) 650
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