The dancing rocks

The dancing rocks

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Forget everything as you ride along the small roads of this hilly countryside

5 points of interest

  • Fauna

  • Geology

    The Dancing Rocks in Saint Barthélemy de Vals

    The name les Roches qui Dansent (dancing rocks) comes from a legend. One Christmas evening, the effect of moonlight and passing clouds on the rocks made it seem like they were moving. This unusual geological site is made up of massive blocks of quartz sandstone, the result of sand solidification during the Eocene era. Even nowadays, geological reality is left behind when our imagination takes over in this natural setting, ideal for daydreaming.
  • Panorama

    Viewing point

    Viewing point


Go down to the N7 and turn right onto “route de Serves”.

1. 1,4 km Turn left at the stop sign.

2. 1,5 km Turn right onto the N7 then first right going past the old railway station.

3. 2,1 km Turn right onto “route des belvédères” going through Puy-de-Serves.

4. 9,2 km Continue along “route des fruitiers”.

5. 10,5 km Turn left onto the D163 and follow the signs for “Drôme à Vélo” cycling route N°9 classified red for 10km.

6. 21,2 km Turn left onto “route des bois”.

7. 22,9 km Turn right then left at the stop sign and head towards Larnage.

8. 25,4 km Turn right onto “route des Côtes-de-Meyer”.

9. 25,8 km Turn right onto “route des Charrets”.

10. 27,1 km Turn left onto the tourist route.

11. 27,2 km Follow the signs “belvedere de Pierre Aiguille”, continue to Crozes.

12. 31 km Go through Crozes and then straight on.

13. 32,2 km Follow the small road on the right straight after the railway bridge.

14. 33,6 km Turn right at the stop sign and go through Gervans and straight on.

15. 35,5 km Once in Erôme turn left over the railway line and go down “la montée du pavé”.

16. 35,7 km Cross the N7 and continue on ”route de Saint-Antoine”.

17. 36,1 km Turn right onto “route de la plaine”.

18. 36,6 km Turn right onto “chemin des Clots”. 19. 37,1 km Cross the N7 again onto the “rue du cimetière".
  • Departure : Erôme – Heramen car park
  • Arrival : Erôme – Heramen car park
  • Towns crossed : Érôme, Serves-sur-Rhône, Larnage, Chantemerle-les-Blés, Crozes-Hermitage, and Gervans

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Information desks

6, place du 8 mai 1945 - BP 70019, 26601 Tain l'Hermitage

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Heramen car park

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