Stage 4 Saint-Vulbas Saint François Longchamp17 August 2020
Saint François Longchamp
6 racing highlights
- KM 43.7Sprint - Belley
- KM 74.9GPM - Col de la Chambotte (Cat. 2)
- KM 88.6GPM - Côte de Chainaz-les-Frasses (Cat. 3)
- KM 121.6GPM - Col du Frêne (Cat. 4)
- KM 155.6GPM - Côte de Saint-Georges-d'Hurtuières (Cat. 3)
- KM 190.9GPM - Arrivée Saint-François-Longchamp (HC)
Located east of Lyon (1h30), in the heart of the lower Bugey and along the Rhone, Saint Vulbas welcomes you in a green setting, which was once the seat of an important Gallo-Roman settlement.
With the label “Quatre fleurs”, Saint Vulbas will take you to the heart of nature and paths, for beautiful walks that will delight young and old.
Numerous actions in favour of sustainable development and biodiversity have been set up: fallow land sown in 2016, integrated biological control in the town’s greenhouses, chickadee nesting boxes decorated by children, provision of compost… An eco-pasture has also been developed since 2017 around the Bugey power station, with donkeys and Solognot sheep.
If you feel like it, you can then extend your trip on the territory of the Communauté de communes de la Plaine de l’Ain, which enjoys recognized heritage sites (Medieval City of Pérouges), admirable natural sites (Cascade de Charabotte) and an undeniable cultural offer (Ambronay Baroque Music Festival, Festival du Printemps de Pérouges…).
By its geographical situation, it will make you discover varied landscapes extending between the foothills of Bugey, the ponds of the Dombes to the banks of the Rhone and the river Ain and will unveil a range of emotions as singular as varied, spread over its 53 communes.
Saint François Longchamp is a winter and summer mountain destination. It is the first resort of Maurienne in terms of access and is an easy, friendly and warm resort.
Nestled in the hollow of the Lauzière massif at an altitude of 1650m, it offers visitors a beautiful ski area in winter with 165 km of slopes linked to Valmorel, and becomes a land of cycling in summer thanks to the mythical Col de la Madeleine, which will be crossed again by the Tour de France in 2020.
The area has a remarkable natural environment which benefits from a remarkable sun exposure. The Col de la Madeleine offers a unique 360° view of the surrounding peaks: Mont-Blanc, Etendard glacier, the aiguilles d’Arves, Cheval Noir.
The activities are not to be outdone in winter as in summer: unique in the Maurienne, the resort is equipped with a toboggan on rails and a Balneotherapy Center last generation.
Resourcing and well-being are the key words for holidays spent at François Longchamp!