Val-Cenis - Lanslebourg-Mont-Cenis

The Arcelle Enduro mountain trail is mostly a track and singletrack itinerary. This beautiful balcony path, with views of the Vanoise glaciers, the Dent Parrachée and Bessans Valley, won't fail to impress!

Carte & Points d’intérêt

J'y vais


Despite the name (which means "Art of the Saddle"), you won't be sitting much on this trail. You'll need to stand and find the right saddle contact for the fabulous descent. From Mont Cenis Pass or the Val Cenis lifts, you'll ride across the mountain on a singletrack balcony path for about 6 km. You can rest the brakes on a few sections before plunging down to the valley, but the steeper parts are not particularly technical. This descent alternates between Alpine pasture and forest. Besides some lovely paths it offers a bird's-eye view over the valley. So why the name "Art de la Selle"? This is in fact a play on words, as the itinerary takes you close to the hamlet of Arcelle.
Departs from: Mont Cenis Pass or Val Cenis Lanslevillard.

Période d'ouverture

From 15/06 to 01/10.

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.


  • Balisage BALISE
  • Type d'itinéraire ALLER_ITINERANCE
  • Précision balisage Marking French Cycling Federation
  • Passage délicat Technical difficulty: Balcony path that can sometimes lead to a void. The crossing of the bridge over the Châtel stream requires you to get off the bike and a short portage of a few dozen metres is compulsory. Physical difficulty: Some very short steep sections, but overall the route is not very physical.
  • Nature du terrain Stone Ground Grit


Free access.

Plus d'infos

Commune : Val-Cenis - Lanslebourg-Mont-Cenis
Adresse :
Col du Mont-Cenis


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L’itinéraire en bref

  • Difficulté
    Difficulté Level red – hard
  • Dénivelé positif
    Dénivelé positif 200 m
  • Distance
    Distance 11 km
  • Dénivelé négatif
    Dénivelé négatif 820 m
  • Altitude max.
    Altitude max. 2243
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