La Grave/Villar d’Arène
7 to 10 days
The highest Grande Traversée route in France!
The GTHA runs from La Grave-Villar d’Arène to Laragne-Montéglin and is a real mountain bike experience with diverse scenery from glaciers to lavender fields. You can be sure of an adrenalin rush and endless variety of views! Start at the foot of the glaciers high in the mountain and ride down to a Provencal setting ripe with orchards and lavender in the Buëch Valley via the great Serre-Ponçon Lake. 10 French Cycling Federation approved routes in 1.
Must-sees and outstanding sites
- La Meije and its eternal glaciers on the edge of the Massif des Écrins range
- Vauban UNESCO World Heritage sites Briançon and Mont-Dauphin
- White water sports on the Durance and Guil
- Villages with personality and Buëch lavender