Following the Savara river
dal 01/05 to 31/10
Departure:Fenille (1295 mt.)
Arrival:Fenille (1295 mt.)
Difference in level:400 m
Description of the route
Technical difficulty: medium
Physical difficulty: medium
Type of route: mixed asphalt, dirt, path
The starting point is located in Fenille along the Valsavarenche Regional Road.
This itinerary, suitable for those with minimum physical preparation and mountain bike skills, covers the Valsavarenche dating continuing up the banks of the Savara River and following the typical villages of the valley.
Leaving the car in the large car park alongside the Regional Road at the tunnel exit, cross the bridge leading to the Fenille village where you can fill up your flasks and begin the excursion. The route starts by alternating between stretches of woodland and areas of mountain pasture before reaching the charming village of Bois de Clin. When you get to the asphalt path, continue to the right along an uphill path that allows you to travel through the village before continuing again on the dirt path in a woodland stretch. On emerging from the woods, the village of Rovenaud will come into view on the other bank of the river. Continue until you reach the Ran River and cross it. From here, a downhill stretch leads close to an old mill, beyond which an asphalt stretch of the old, simple regional road begins. Travelling a few hundred metres along this regional road, before it crosses the river, continue straight along the dirt path, crossing a stream and starting to climb up towards the incredible beautiful wood. After crossing a little bridge, descend for a short stretch and after a few ups and downs you reach an asphalt road that goes up on the right towards Vers le Bois. Here you have the opportunity to attempt a slightly more demanding but extremely fascinating trip towards the Orvieille farmhouses. Passing through the village, go down along a stretch of path that brings you back along the asphalt road. Once you have crossed this, you take the farm track that runs alongside the stream and continue along the Nordic ski slope that without crossing the river, alternating between uphill and downhill paths takes you as far as the asphalt road that descends from the village of Créton. Following this municipal road takes you to the built-up area of Créton, that due to its elevated position offers a fantastic view over the valley and the villages of Nex and Tignet located on the opposite side. On reaching the little road that enters the village (water), you follow it to the end and take the path that descends towards the valley beyond the stream. Once you have reached the right bank of the river, continue along the farm track that comes out at the foot of Vers le Bois and turn right towards the major town of Dégioz (water), passing in front of the football fiels and the Town Hall. After passing the regional road, go uphill towards the church. At the first turn leave the asphalt again, taking the old road that after a flat stretch becomes a slightly sloping path until before coming to the bridge, you reach the new regional road. After having covered a few hundred metres of this road, go back along the road taken on the outward journey and continue in the opposite direction towards Bois de Clin and Fenille.