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Base de départ de Saint-Nicolas-des-Biefs pour les activités de pleine nature

Sport, Cycling sports, Pedestrian sports, Recreational activities, Leisure complex, Trail office in Saint-Nicolas-des-Biefs
  • Three activity departure bases have just been set up: La Verrerie in Saint-Nicolas-des-Biefs, Le Vernet and Châtel-Montagne. Accessible by reservation, they are the entry point for numerous mountain bike, trail, hiking and orienteering routes.

  • On site, sports enthusiasts have access to changing rooms equipped with lockers, showers and WCs. There is also an outdoor bike-washing area. Accessible by reservation 72 hours in advance, the three departure bases are easy to reach and simple to use. Sports enthusiasts fill in a form on the Vichy Communauté website (in the outdoor activities section) and receive a code by SMS to access the changing rooms. The code is valid only on the day of booking.
    Advantages :
    - Accessible at all...
    On site, sports enthusiasts have access to changing rooms equipped with lockers, showers and WCs. There is also an outdoor bike-washing area. Accessible by reservation 72 hours in advance, the three departure bases are easy to reach and simple to use. Sports enthusiasts fill in a form on the Vichy Communauté website (in the outdoor activities section) and receive a code by SMS to access the changing rooms. The code is valid only on the day of booking.
    Advantages :
    - Accessible at all times
    - Free service
    Link to reservation form: https://www.vichy-communaute.fr/bases-de-depart-dactivite-de-pleine-nature/
    La Verrerie is an emblematic site for outdoor activities.
    Located close to the Pierre Châtel climbing site (1.2 km), the Saint-Nicolas-des-Biefs base is accessible to people with reduced mobility.
    It is the starting point for a wide variety of routes and offers a complete range of outdoor activities:
    - 5 mountain bike trails (n°51, 52, 53, 54, 93)
    - 7 trail routes (n° 7, 11, 17, 26, 36, 38, 43, 55, 85)
    - 2 trail orientation courses (green, red)
    - 3 mountain bike orienteering courses (green, blue, red)
    - 1 hiking trail (PR12) and GR3A passage

    The La Verrerie site is part of the "Espace VTT Destination Grand Air", which is the largest FFC-certified mountain-biking area in France, including :

    - Espace VTT Vichy Montagne Bourbonnaise,
    - Espace VTT Massif des Bois Noirs,
    - Espace VTT Ambert-Crêtes du Forez.
    - Espace VTT Montagne et Plaine en Roannais

    All courses are FFC-certified.

    For people with reduced mobility, 2 joëlettes (including 1 electric) can be made available on request.

    This new area comprises an entrance hall with information on the various courses, 1 men's changing room and 1 women's changing room, each with washbasin, shower, benches and lockers, and 2 WCs.
    The changing rooms and toilets are accessible to people with reduced mobility.
  • Spoken languages
    • French
Services
  • Accessibility
    • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
    • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
  • Equipment
    • Public WC
Openings
Openings
  • All year 2024
    Open Everyday
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