Male wolf © Philippe Pierini Mercantour National Park

Fauna, Flora

On Route des Grandes Alpes®, you'll ride through vast stretches of wilderness, skirting and crossing parks. From your saddle, you may spot a chamois or ibex in the distance. A family of marmots may whistle as you pass! Or the immense wingspan of a bearded vulture may fly over you in the Bargy massif, on the Col de la Colombière road between Cluses and Le Grand Bornand. So you don't have to rely on luck alone, here are three places to visit to get to grips with the Alpine ecosystem.