This itinerary features two great uphill sections but nevertheless remains accessible to intermediate mountain bikers. The Sardières monolith makes an interesting place to stop for a break.

Map and points of interest

Let's go


The first climb takes you up to Sardières and, beyond the village, the famous monolith. After this geological curiosity you'll reach the resort of Aussois before descending to the banks of the Arc. You'll then need a bit of muscle power to climb back up to Bramans.
The Sardières monolith is a relatively straight vertical structure of cargneule rock which rises to a height of 93 metres above the ground. These dolomitic limestone rocks are hard and compact, standing up to the erosion which has cleared the site of the less resistant rocks that once surrounded the monolith.

Departs from: Plan de la Crois, Val Cenis Bramans, or Val Cenis.

Period of opening

From 01/05 to 01/11.

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.


  • Marked route Marked
  • Itinerary type Loop
  • Nature of the terrain Ground


Free access.

Plus d'infos

Municipality : Aussois
Adress :
43 route des Barrages


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Itinerary overview

  • Difficulty
    Difficulty Level red – hard
  • Positive elevation
    Positive elevation 535 m
  • Distance
    Distance 17.5 km
  • Negative elevation
    Negative elevation 535 m
  • Maximum altitude
    Maximum altitude 1679
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