Cycling Routes in the Jura

We have mapped out 5 different cycling routes in the Jura which you can choose to ride. These include the challenging climbs such as the Grand Colombier and Mont du Chat. A full circuit around the stunning Lac du Bourget whilst not technically challenging, will certainly be a highlight. The lake is framed with the Jura mountains to the west and the Alps on the right. The turquoise water will also have you tempted for a swim!

Lac du Bourget depuis la Chambotte côté sud au matin (été 2020)

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All of the cycling routes in the Jura we have mapped out below start and finish from the town of Aix les Bains. However, you easily change this so the rides can be started from any one of the villages along the shores of Lac du Bourget.

Grand Colombier se reflétant dans le Rhône en soirée (été 2018)

Grand Colombier

A very challenging ride the climb to the summit of the Grand Colombier will test you to your limits.

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As-Cy Mt du Chat versant Ouest 13,5

Mont du Chat

The steep gradients of Mont du Chat are often in double digits. On the climb you will enjoy stunning views across to the alps and Mont Blanc.

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Pont Seyssel Ain 1

Col de la Biche

The Col de la Biche is a testing climb starting from the shoreline of Lac du Bourget.

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VIew of Lac du Bourget looking towards Aix les Bains

Lac du Bourget circuit

Enjoy a scenic lap of France’s deepest inland lake on this cycling route. You will discover the charm of Lac du Bourget – with the Jura Mountains towering overhead for company.

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Grand Port d'Aix-les-Bains (juin 2018)

Aix les Bains to Chambéry

A family friendly cycling route utilising the cycling greenway between Aix les Bains and Chambéry. A great cycling option if you are after a ride that needn’t be too strenuous.

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