Lakes and Ponds of Isle Crémieu

  • Isle de la Serre Porcieu Amblagnieu


This very gentle itinerary takes you along both banks of the River Rhône, from the stone quarries to the hillsides of Le Bugey, discovering the lovely stone villages and numerous lakes that are dotted discreetly across the landscape like little green gems.
From Montalieu-Vercieu near the foothills of Le Bugey, head north along the D1075 road for a few kilometres before turning off to the left and crossing the Rhône into the department of Ain and the ancient village of Sault-Brénaz.
Turn right onto the D19 to reach Montagnieu, then right again to take the D19a, crossing back into Isère via the Briord bridge.
Take the D16 to find yourself surrounded by the lush greenery of Mépieu and Barral lakes, then follow the D1075 for 2 km until you reach Lancin and the beautiful 15th-century Château de Montchalin.
The D140b road then takes you alongside Salette lake to Courtenay.
Head back north on the D140a towards Optevez, then on the D52 to Charette before returning to Montalieu-Vercieu on the D1075.
Période(s) d'ouvertureAll year round.

Subject to favorable weather.

Good to know

Bons plansAt the beautiful stone village and inn of Optevoz you can still see traces of some wall sketchings which are the work of pre-impressionist painters who used to meet here. The Maison de la Pierre et du Ciment gives a full description of the stone and cement activities that began with these quarries as far back as the Roman era.
Lakes and Ponds of Isle Crémieu
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  • Type d'itinéraire :
    • VTT, Cyclotourisme


Dans l'Isle Crémieu, entre lacs et étangs
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 45.812559
Longitude : 5.414329
  • Difficulté :
    • Facile
  • Accessibilité handicap :
    • Non accessible aux personnes en mobilité réduite
  • Route :
    • Distance (km) 46
    • Daily duration (minutes) 180
    • Elevation (m) 338
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