Boucle vélo Vif - Les Saillants-du-Gua

Equipment : Cycling sports, Cycle tourism route, Routes for electrically assisted cycles

It's a walk along the water's edge, which you begin by skirting the torrent of La Gresse on the way out, and which you ascend on the other bank on the way back. It's a family-friendly walk with no great difficulties.

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The starting point for this loop is Place de la Libération, which runs alongside Vif town hall and is surrounded by shops. Please note that some parking spaces are free, while others are in the blue zone.

This is a stroll along the water's edge, which you begin by following the torrent of La Gresse on the way out, and which you follow upstream on the other bank on the way back. In between, you'll take the D8, a completely flat but relatively busy road, before moving on to quieter secondary roads with a slightly steeper gradient. It's a family outing with no major difficulties.

At the start or end of your walk, take a stroll through the center of Vif, where you'll find the historic Hôtel de Ville, Musée Champollion and Saint-Jean-Baptiste church. In the hamlet of Genevrey, linger near the church of Sainte-Marie, whose medieval architecture is enhanced by the painting over the entrance portal. On the way back, let yourself be charmed by the view of the Belledonne mountain range.

From the salle des fêtes parking lot, head up Rue du Polygone, cross the D1075 with care, and then take Rue Gustave Guerre along the Gresse torrent.

Take the cycle lane along Avenue du Général de Gaulle (D8) on your right. At the entrance to Le Genevrey, cross the D8 with care and turn left onto rue de l'Église, level with the cemetery.

Continue on Avenue Louis Vicat, slightly to the right.

At the crossroads, carefully cross back over to the D8 to turn left onto the cycle lane. Then, 100m further on, as you leave the bridge, take rue du 8mai 1945, which runs straight ahead towards place de la Cascade.

Turn right onto rue des Moulins and continue up the hill on route de Champrond, which rises on your right.

Continue downhill to the right on route de Champrond, which becomes route de Champrond à Vif, also known as route des Celliers.

Turn right over the D1075 bridge to reach Vif and your starting point.


Free access.

Opening periods

All year round.

Subject to favorable weather.

Equipments and characteristics

  • Pets allowed
  • Parking


  • In the country
  • Riverside
  • Close to a motorway
  • Lake 5 km away

Track characteristics

8 km
Positive level difference:
125 m
Daily duration:
Level green – easy

See also