Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking

Cessens has plenty of trails that make it a perfect place for mountain biking.

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Mountain bikers enjoy biking through the Cessens trails and forest, either on offical tracks or offroad.

Carte des circuits VTT canton Albens

Map of mountain biking routes from the Albens County Council.

Albens Route number 11

This trail is managed and has been marked by the Communaute de Communes d’Albens (sort of County Council). Route #11 departs from La Biolle, goes through Monduran and Laval before reaching Cessens and the Col du Sapenay. The way back takes mountain bikers along the Cessens and Corsuet mountains and offers nice views over the Lac du Bourget.

A map is available at the Albens Tourist Information Center.

Savoie Randolac Routes

The Communaute d’Agglomérations du lac du Bourget (Lac du Bourget Council), has created many mountain bike routes, among which five go across Cessens le Sapenay. These trails are marked with « Savoie Randolac » signs:

“Chemins du soleil” itinerary

The « Chemins du soleil » itinerary , is a set of moutain bike routes in the French alpine foothills, going from the Geneva Lake to the Mediterranean Sea.

Route « La Villette – Vars » departs from La Biolle, crosses Cessens to finally arrive in Chindrieux. Its downhill slope of about 700 meters gradients is quite famous among mountain bikers.


The non-profit organization La Biolle Loisirs, organizes an yearly moutain bike race called « Les balcons du lac ». The 2015 edition will take place next fall. Information and registration online.


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