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.

Carte & Points d’intérêt

J'y vais


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 Croix, Val Cenis Bramans, or Val Cenis.

Période d'ouverture

From 01/05 to 01/11.

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.


  • Balisage BALISE
  • Type d'itinéraire BOUCLE
  • Nature du terrain Ground


Free access.

Plus d'infos

Commune : Aussois
Adresse :
43 route des Barrages


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L’itinéraire en bref

  • Difficulté
    Difficulté Level red – hard
  • Dénivelé positif
    Dénivelé positif 535 m
  • Distance
    Distance 17.5 km
  • Dénivelé négatif
    Dénivelé négatif 535 m
  • Altitude max.
    Altitude max. 1679
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