Bus from Le Bourg d'Oisans to Grenoble

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Bus from Le Bourg d'Oisans to Grenoble

Postby Cyclophiliac » Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:59 pm

Do any of you know if it's possible to get a bus from Le Bourg d'Oisans to Grenoble which takes bicycles? I'm planning an Alps cycling trip where I'd be spending time in Le Bourg d'Oisans and then Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne. Internet tells me I can get a bus to Grenoble, then train to Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne. The train should take bicycles (although I need to confirm that), but I don't know about the bus.

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Re: Bus from Le Bourg d'Oisans to Grenoble

Postby biker jk » Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:49 pm

Yes you can put your bike bag in the luggage compartment at the side of the bus.

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Re: Bus from Le Bourg d'Oisans to Grenoble

Postby Cyclophiliac » Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:50 pm

biker jk wrote:Yes you can put your bike bag in the luggage compartment at the side of the bus.

What about bicycles not bagged? I'll be using a hire bike, and need to transport it between the 2 towns, to avoid having to hire 2 separate bikes.

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Re: Bus from Le Bourg d'Oisans to Grenoble

Postby dalai47 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:51 pm

Cyclophiliac wrote:
biker jk wrote:Yes you can put your bike bag in the luggage compartment at the side of the bus.

What about bicycles not bagged? I'll be using a hire bike, and need to transport it between the 2 towns, to avoid having to hire 2 separate bikes.


Good question. I used the bus both ways from Grenoble, but the bike was boxed and the only person with a bike so can't comment on how other bikes are transported.

Perhaps email the bus company?

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Re: Bus from Le Bourg d'Oisans to Grenoble

Postby scirocco » Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:32 pm

The baggage compartments in those long distance coaches often just have a steel floor. There may not be anything to secure a bike to, so it might slide around which could make both the bus driver and the bike shop owner unhappy.

A lot of cycle tourists in France use a cheap soft bike bag when touring, big enough to let you take the wheels off and stash them alongside the frame. These allow you to take your bike for free as regular baggage on long distance trains without paying a bike fee. They call them a "housse" in French.

That's not applicable to your situation, but my point is they are widely used and the bike shop owner may have one that he'll lend or rent you.

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