Directions from Lyon:
Coming from the North via the A6 in the direction of
Take the A46 towards Grenoble (this is a ring road around Lyon and avoids the busy town center!)
Take the A42/E70 (toll road) towards Grenoble;
Just past the turnoff Bourgoin-Jallieu take the A48/E711 still towards Grenoble; this road automatically changes into the A480 just before Grenoble;
The A480 automatically changes into the A51 just after passing Grenoble, which on it's turn will change into the N75 towards Sisteron (So ignore all turnoffs!!)
The N75 leads via 8 - 9% slopes across the Col de la Croix Haute (1179 Mt.) and through the villages of Lus-la-Croix-Haute and La Faurie.
A few kilometers past La Faurie turn left onto the
D994b towards Gap;
At Veynes (roundabout) stay on the D994 towards Gap;
At La Roche des Arnauds (11 km past Veynes) turn right (D18) towards Céüze (just past the bend and across the bridge; across the road from the Pharmacy);
Follow the D18; it leads past Camping "Au Blanc Manteau" (ignore turnoff Manteyer!!!) and has a sharp bend after 600 to 700 Mt.., then turn right across a concrete bridge (this is where the real climbing commences as well as the breathtaking views);
After 5 cute hairpins (or 3,8 km from this concrete
bridge) at the first small asphalt road on your right you'll see the
sign of La Montagne (see picture below);
Turn right onto our "driveway"; at the end of this we'll be awaiting you with coffee (if you announce your arrival by phone, that is!)
Alternative route via the N85/ Route Napoleon (the slopes are a bit steeper; 12 to 13%, and it takes a bit longer):
On the A480 turn off to Gap/Briancon at Grenoble
(Route Napoleon). If you overlook the first turn off you'll get a
Keep traveling towards Gap; at Gap turn right at the first (real!) roundabout towards Valence;
Keep traveling towards Valence (i.e. straight ahead) to the roundabout just after Gap where you join the D994 to Veynes (as well as Valence).
Outside Le Freissinouse ignore the turn off to Manteyer/Céüze and stay on the D994;
After 5.5 km at La Roche des Arnauds turn left (D18) towards Céüze (across the Pharmacy);
Follow the first direction from ******.
note: WHEN YOU'VE REACHED GRENOBLE YOU THINK YOU'RE ALMOST THERE; HOWEVER, BE AWARE THAT YOU'LL STILL HAVE AT LEAST 1.5 HOUR TO GO!!!
Marijke and Wicher Nijkamp
Route de Céüze