Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne Photo gallery

The gradient on this climb is greater than 9% all the way from Gévoudaz to Albiez-Montrond, a pretty village-resort at the foot of the Aiguilles d'Arves.

Map and points of interest

Let's go


It could be called "the Opinel ascent". Indeed, you cross the hamlet of Gévoudaz, where Joseph Opinel invented the universally known knife in 1890. This is also where your slope exceeds 9% and won't weaken before passing Albiez-le-Vieux, a pretty resort dominated by the Aiguilles d'Arves.

There are some kilometer markers

Period of opening

From 15/04 to 31/10.
Depending on the weather.


  • Balisage Not avalaible


Free access.

Plus d'infos

Municipality : Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne
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Itinerary overview

  • Difficulty
    Difficulty Level black - very hard
  • Positive elevation
    Positive elevation 1081 m
  • Distance
    Distance 17.5 km
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