Walk in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines

Get ready for the Paris Olympics in 2024 on the Olympic Mountain Bike site!

This hike connects the leisure base of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines with the hill of the Revanche, the highest point of the Île-de-France with 231 meters, the hill is artificial, it is constituted of the embankments of the new city of Saint-Quentin. There is almost no one on the hill of La Revanche located in Elancourt, the entrance being particularly difficult to find (look at the map). The hill with its impressive climbs and descents is the site where the mountain bike events for the Paris 2024 Olympics will take place. You can test the future course in preview!

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Duration: 4 h.

The entrance to the leisure center

The entrance to the leisure center
The entrance to the leisure center of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines is not free for cars: 4E. You can then leave your car on the parking lot to start the hike. You can also make this walk by mountain bike.

The pond of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines

The pond of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines
You can practice water sports on the lake (sailing, canoeing...) but the nautical base is located on the other side. Be careful, the base is big and it takes a long time to go around the lake. Here it is the side of the natural reserve.

Picnic around the lake

Picnic around the lake
It is possible to have a picnic around the lake, people don't go far, they just sit next to the parking.

The exit of the leisure center

You can leave the base by a pedestrian way. It's more convenient to reach the hill of Elancourt, you don't need to go along the main road (see the map).

Le chemin sportif

Le chemin sportif
Next to the road is a small sports course.

The path follows the road

The path follows the road
There are trails and paths that run alongside the road all the time. Except for a few roads to cross, you are never directly on the road. However, you have to be careful with children on mountain bikes.

The entrance to the hill

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The entrance to the hill
Don't let the fence and the "Private Property" sign fool you, the hill is open to all walkers. The entrance is on the side. The fence was put in place to avoid motocross and quads.

The way to the hill

The way to the hill
There are many small paths that lead to the summit, there is even an old road.

Repentance

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Repentance
The hill is the highest point of the Ile-de-France region, so of course it is necessary to climb. If Paris gets the next Olympic Games it will be the site for the mountain bike events.

The point of view

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The point of view
In the distance we see the lake that we have just left.

The future mountain bike course of the Olympic Games

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The future mountain bike course of the Olympic Games
Most of the time there is absolutely no one on this hill which is absolutely not highlighted. It is incomprehensible because it is a magnificent place to train for mountain biking or running. The site will be modified for the 2024 Olympic Games. Be careful, the entrances are not easy to find.

View of the region

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View of the region
You can really find your happiness if you come by mountain bike there are very nice descents and climbs. There are even some races organized during the year. And there is hardly anyone around.
Departure point (Google Maps)

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