Lac Genin – Jura Mountains Loop


The French department of l’Ain (north and west of Geneva) has 27 signed cycling routes ranging in difficulty from short and flat to long and mountainous. The routes are well signed, usually on quiet scenic roads. Maps and route cards are available from major tourist offices in the area.

Today’s route was primarily on l’Ains cycling route 8. A hilly, scenic ride on deserted roads above Nantua in the Jura mountains.

Lac Genin Nice horns Tas de Bois Col du Sentier

We did detour a little on a tiny forestry road in order to ride by Lac Genin and search for Col du Sentier.

There was no Col sign at the location I had marked on my GPS – but we yelled in delight as we found a sign around a turn. 😉

The ride ends with a terrific descent and views of Lac de Nantua.

Above Lac de Nantua


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  1. Thanks Will, I know you did this ride for Col du Sentier and me (Lac de Genin). And thanks for the guidance re. Belleroche-Cuvery. Was very useful.

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