Val-Cenis - Lanslebourg-Mont-Cenis

This out-of-the-ordinary trail offers the perfect combination of breathtaking scenery (views of the Aiguilles d'Arves, Ecrins, Dent Parrachée and Vanoise glaciers), technically challenging climbs, amusing descents and a high-mountain decor.

Carte & Points d’intérêt

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You'll be warming up right from the start with a succession of climbs and descents before reaching the highest point of the itinerary. The rather technical descent that follows is an absolute must, comprising singletrack forest paths that include some steep sections and hairpin bends that require some skill. All put together in a varied yet consistent alternation of technical challenges and more amusing sections. Make a few stops to recover your breath and, as on almost any trail in Haute Maurienne Vanoise, you can contemplate the beautiful panoramic views, especiallly over the majestic Dent Parrachée and the Vanoise glaciers. When the sky is clear you can even see the Aiguilles d'Arves and Ecrins.
Once you reach Bramans the return trip depends on how fit you're feeling, either up the Chemin du Petit Bonheur, or by a shuttle bus which is equipped to carry bikes. Why the name? Because this area is a fortification hotspot, especially near the Replat des Canons.

Departs from: Mont Cenis Pass or the lifts at Val Cenis Termignon.

Période d'ouverture

From 01/07 to 01/10.

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.


  • Balisage BALISE
  • Type d'itinéraire ALLER_ITINERANCE
  • Précision balisage Beaconing French Cycling Federation
  • 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 black - very hard
  • Dénivelé positif
    Dénivelé positif 520 m
  • Distance
    Distance 21 km
  • Dénivelé négatif
    Dénivelé négatif 1330 m
  • Altitude max.
    Altitude max. 2410
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