Discovery of the extraordinary Bald Cypresses

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Take to the mountain-bike trails to visit the extraordinary Boulieu lake and the forest of bald cypresses. The site is even more exceptional when seen its flamboyant autumn colours.
Byrne lake is the ideal place to unwind and observe nature, whatever the time of year!

Boulieu lake: the itinerary ends at the lakeside where a forest of Louisana bald cypresses creates a surrealistic atmosphere that is very soothing, especially if you find yourself here in the evening.

These trees are said to have been planted by Hilaire de Chardonnet, the creator of artificial silk, who allegedly brought them home from one of his many travels. Hilaire de Chardonnet was a great inventor who lived at Château de Vernay in the late 19th century.

Cascade de la Roche: A waterfall surrounded by beautiful bald cypresses that make this special site particularly colourful.
Période(s) d'ouvertureFrom 01/04 to 30/06/2022
Opening hours on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 9 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.

From 01/07 to 31/08/2022, daily between 9 am and 6 pm.

From 01/09 to 31/10/2022
Opening hours on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 9 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Themes
  • Activity type :
    • Sporting activities
  • Tourist itinerary :
    • Tourist itinerary
  • Ancillary services :
    • Equipment provided
  • Packaged Product Type (SEJ) :
    • All inclusive
  • Cycle sports :
    • Cycle sports
    • Mountain biking
    • Electric-assisted bike
    • Electric-assisted mountain bike
Useful Information
  • Informations activite :
    • Duration (minutes) 240
    • Place Espace Bike

Good to know

Complément accueilItinerary along a cycle path.
Departure/end point at the Blue Valley outdoor activities centre.
Picnic and sunglasses recommended.

Tarifs

Adult: from 17 €.
  • Payment methods :
    • Bank/credit card
    • Cash
    • Chèques Vacances
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Balade insolite aux Cyprès Chauves
Base de Loisirs de la Vallée Bleue
Rive gauche
38390
Montalieu-Vercieu
  • Spoken language(s) :
    • French
    • English
    • German

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Base de Loisirs de la Vallée Bleue
Rive gauche
38390
Montalieu-Vercieu
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 45.82402
Longitude : 5.420503