Mountain bike loop number 16 starting from Les Plans d'Hotonnes - Bugey's federal MB base.
The Plateau de Retord is an out-of-time corner of France, located right between Geneva and Lyon, one step away from Annecy and Chambéry. This wild plateau is known for its beautiful wild flowers, the typical housing architecture and wonderful panoramas on the Alps. The place is ideal to Mountain bike.
Follow the red signs number 16
24 km long with an elevation gain of 450 m, this is the typical loop around the plateau. The trails will lead you to noticeable points called Ferme de Retord, Auberge de Cuvéry (where it is possible to grab something to eat on the way, the beautiful panorama of Tumet and the local summit Crêt du Nu.
Do not forget to download the map before you go.
Ski resort in winter, les Plans d'Hotonnes is also famous for its slopes, cross country and snowshoe tracks and the international biathlon centre where you can try your luck on the shooting range at any time of the year.
You do not own a bike? Rent your mountain bike, e-bike, at the local rental shop Servi'Nature located at the starting point.
From 01/05/ to 31/10/
- Drop : 625 m
- Distance : 24 km
- Daily duration : 120 mn
- Level red – hard
Les Plans d'Hotonnes 01260 Haut Valromey Show / Hide location