The first part of the circuit crosses the south side of the valley, overlooking the Esseillon forts and the pine forests of Sardières, home to the famous Monolith. After Lanslebourg, a steep but steady climb leads to the beautiful panorama of Mont Cenis.

Map and points of interest

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Description

The climb from Lanslebourg runs through a shady larch forest to the open meadows of the Col du Mont-Cenis. It is worth continuing to the Mont-Cenis Pyramid, which houses a local history museum, and the adjoining Alpine Garden. This climb has kilometre markers betwin Lanslebourg and the Col du Mont-Cenis.

Road surface: Good
Traffic levels: Quite heavy
Drinking water:
- Lanslebourg Church
- Plan des Fontainettes at Mont-Cenis

Period of opening

From 01/05 to 31/10.
Practicable except during snow period and depending on weather conditions. Please inquire in advance about the conditions at the Tourist Office.

Itinerary

  • Marked route Not avalaible

Equipment & services

  • Picnic area
  • Public WC
  • Orientation board
  • Parking

Prices

Free access.

Plus d'infos

Municipality : Modane
Adress :
73500

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Itinerary overview

  • Difficulty
    Difficulty Level black - very hard
  • Positive elevation
    Positive elevation 1520 m
  • Distance
    Distance 45 km
  • Negative elevation
    Negative elevation 480 m
  • Maximum altitude
    Maximum altitude 2100
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