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Tour of Chabre from Serre Des Ormes

64 km Distance
666 m Ascent
666 m Descent

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A local classic!!! Perfect ride for a shorter day or as way of tackling your first alpine col. The route first climbs Col St Jean offering fantastic views of Pic de Bure and the Alps to the North before descending to the village of Orpierre and its’ stunning rock faces which are popular with climbers from all over the world. It is well worth passing through the narrow streets of the village and stopping for a well earned coffee or lunch. From Orpierre you continue descending past the many apple orchards to reach the main Buech Valley. Your route now takes you through the dramatic Gorges de la Meouge, where the river weaves its way under, around and even through the steep cliffs. A geologists paradise.

Route suggested by Paul and Kate at Serre Des Ormes Cycling Retreat based in the spectacular Gorges de La Méouge. Please contact us for more route and holiday details.