The Plateau de Chambaran is just to the south of the much higher, more savage Vercors Massif. This cycling loop managed 6 cols for the most part on super quiet roads.
I had an absolute blast watching the Critérium du Dauphiné prologue in Grenoble today.
Les Sept Laux (including Pipay & Prapoutel) is a small ski station in the Belledonne Alps between Chambéry and Grenoble. Much higher – hike-able in summer – is a plateau with 7 small lakes.
Le Collet d’Allevard will feature in stage 6 of the 2011 Critérium du Dauphiné.