Val-Cenis - Lanslebourg-Mont-Cenis

Cross an enchanting forest to reach a rocky promontory. Enjoy spectacular views as you journey through a wide range of mountain landscapes. Stop dilly-dallying! A breathtaking panoramic view awaits you up there...


Marmots' calls greet you as soon as you leave the village. Cross the Sainte-Marie stream and embark on one of the area's most beautiful approach hikes. The Pramaria woods are wonderfully cool and refreshing. Spruce and fir trees dominate here. Can you feel the serenity? Suddenly, as if by magic, Massif du Mont Cenis rears its head on the opposite slope. When the Lombarde starts to blow, an astonishing sight often begins to unfold as clouds envelop the Col. A well-deserved food stop may tempt you to stay overnight in this unsupervised refuge. In the hamlet of Cuchet, ruins and restored chalets come together to create an authentic mountain atmosphere, showcasing traditional life in the mountain pastures. Herds, marmots, and chamois often share this living area. Sometimes, you can even spot the wings of a bearded vulture as it soars over La Turra ridge and the peak of Grand Vallon. At the fringes of Vanoise National Park, enjoy a succession of exhilirating viewpoints that'll give you wings as you make your way down a trail designed for experienced trail runners and hikers.

Period of opening

From 01/06 to 15/10.

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.

Additional welcome

1/ How is trail running time calculated?
Trail times are calculated on the basis of reference paces for a regular runner who practices running on average 1 or 2 times a week.
600m/h ascent in altitude
900m/h ascent on descent
9km/h on the flat

2/ Using GPX tracks
As hazards may occur at any time on the routes, the GPX tracks provided are not contractual. They are given for information only. Riders use them at their own risk, depending on their level of technological proficiency and their understanding of the terrain.

Equipment & services

  • Public WC
  • Car park
  • Charging stations for electric vehicles


Free access.

Languages ​​spoken

  • French French


Non accepted


By bus: Line S52 or S53 - Tourist Office stop.
By car: park near the Lanslebourg Tourist Office; electric vehicle recharging point on the side of the building.

Let's go

Itinerary overview

  • Difficulty
    Difficulty Level black - very hard
  • Positive elevation
    Positive elevation 770 m
  • Distance
    Distance 10.7 km
  • Negative elevation
    Negative elevation 770 m
  • Maximum altitude
    Maximum altitude 2165
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