Val-Cenis - Lanslebourg-Mont-Cenis

The path that climbs gently up to the Ronce fort allows you to enjoy an exceptional panorama of the pass and the Mont-Cenis lake. This axis of passage between France and Italy has always been firmly defended by imposing fortifications.

Map and points of interest

Let's go


From the car park below the Chapel, follow the signs to La Buffart/Fort de Ronce. Avoid the traffic by taking the balcony path, which climbs barely but steadily.
Return via the same itinerary or take another means of transport. You can reach the Plan des Fontainettes (Pyramid/Alpine Gardens) from Ronce Fort.

You can extend the walk to reach the Mont-Cenis dam in 3 hours.

Period of opening

From 15/06 to 15/10.

Subject to snow conditions.


  • Marked route Marked
  • Itinerary type Out and back
  • Nature of the terrain Not suitable for strollers

Equipment & services

  • Pets welcome


Free access.

Plus d'infos

Municipality : Val-Cenis - Lanslebourg-Mont-Cenis
Adress :
Col du Mont-Cenis


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Itinerary overview

  • Difficulty
    Difficulty Walkers/hikers
  • Positive elevation
    Positive elevation 250 m
  • Distance
    Distance 12 km
  • Negative elevation
    Negative elevation 250 m
  • Maximum altitude
    Maximum altitude 2299
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