Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne Photo gallery

Harder than the Croix-de-Fer. A 6.6-km section of the switchbacks has an average gradient of 10.3%. Looking towards the Aiguilles d'Arves, it is easy to see why one of them is called the Tête de Chat (cat’s head).

Map and points of interest

Let's go

Period of opening

From 01/05 to 30/10.


  • Marked route Not avalaible
  • Itinerary type Out and back

Equipment & services

  • Picnic area
  • Bar
  • Public WC
  • Car park
  • Orientation board
  • Covered car park
  • Motorhomes allowed


Free access.

Plus d'infos

Municipality : Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne
Adress :


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Itinerary overview

  • Difficulty
    Difficulty Level black - very hard
  • Positive elevation
    Positive elevation 1645 m
  • Distance
    Distance 28.2 km
  • Negative elevation
    Negative elevation 315 m
  • Maximum altitude
    Maximum altitude 1905
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