Cave Roof itinerary

  • La Balme les Grottes


Curiously, you'll start by crossing a washhouse! Highly appreciated by expert mountain-bikers, this loop itinerary warms up your leg muscles on the plain before climbing on two cliff sections. It can be extended to include Torjonas and Chassieu.
Beware! There's a tricky road crossing of the RD65 between "La Brosse" and "Beauchêne". On your return to La Balme, we recommend you follow the gyratory system which has been set up for the safety of both pedestrians and mountain-bikers: at "Sur la Grotte", the latter should follow "Suptilieu" while the former can walk straight down to the village.
Features: La Balme village (street, washroom and stream), the Rhône plain, the hamlet of Travers and Beauchêne plateau.
From the entrance to the caves - La Salette - La Brosse - Beauchêne - Les Moures - Le Sepay - Sur la Grotte - La Balme les Grottes.
Période(s) d'ouvertureFrom 01/01 to 31/12.

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Parking Mairie de La Balme
Route de Lagnieu
La Balme-les-Grottes
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  • Type d'itinéraire :
    • Pédestre


Circuit : Sur le toit des Grottes
Parking Mairie de La Balme
Route de Lagnieu
La Balme-les-Grottes
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 45.853045
Longitude : 5.337536
  • Équipements & services :
    • Animaux admis
  • Accessibilité handicap :
    • Non accessible aux personnes en mobilité réduite
  • Route :
    • Distance (km) 14.7
    • Elevation (m) 200