45,43 Km
3 h 01 min

45,43 km cycling route from Saint-Jean-de-Chevelu to Lépin-le-Lac

You now head from one major French Alpine lake to another! Cycle along this stage to reach the banks of Lac d’Aiguebelette, France’s third-largest natural lake. You leave behind the Chaîne de l’Épine Range, with its great views and mysterious legends, to continue along ways that keep you up on high. Between Aiguebelette and the Rhône Valley, this stage of the P’tites Routes du Soleil® leads you over three further passes: the Col du Mont-Tournier (821m); the Col de la Lattaz (754m); and the Col du Banchet (591m).

Elevation of the stage

1041 m 1105 m

Waytypes of the stage

By road: 45,43 km

Surface of the stage

Lisse: 45,43 km
↗ 1036 m ↘ 954 m

Don't miss:

  • Lac d’Aiguebelette: a little corner of paradise. Enjoy the Maison du Lac displays, stand-up paddleboard, or a well-deserved little pause on the beach at Lépin-le-Lac… We’ll leave you to decide how to make the most of the gentle possibilities around this exceptional lake. 
  • Mont du Chat: the highest point in the Chaîne de l'Épine Range dividing Lac du Bourget from Lac d’Aiguebelette. For cyclists wishing to take on an extra, extremely demanding challenge, tackle the climb to the Relais du Mont du Chat (1,496m), considered one of the hardest ascents in France for cyclists. 

Accommodation on the stage

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