Come enjoy the Modane-Valfréjus climb on a road closed to motor vehicles outside VAE. 14 laces in a forest setting to reach the station. ATVs and ATVs will be able to continue their ascent to the Wash.


The road leading to Valfréjus will be closed to all motorized vehicles and left free for road bikes, mountain bikes, VAE from 9 a.m. to noon.
A “Contest” challenger card can be edited for cyclists wishing to make the most ascents / descents during the morning.
For cyclists equipped with a mountain bike or gravel, we invite you to continue your ascent once in the resort by taking the forest path which will bring you to the place called Le Lavoir and offer you a breathtaking view of the resort.

Start of the ascent: after the A43 interchange (1163m)
Main arrival: In front of the Valfréjus Tourist Office (1682m) with supplies offered by the association of resort traders.
Arrival alternate mountain biking or gravel (without supplies): Lieu-dit Le Lavoir at an altitude of 1941m, i.e. a drop of 259m and a course of 4.2Km from the resort's Tourist Office.
Non-compulsory registrations from June 30.
However, you must read the Rules of the event below and please respect the highway code during this event (downloadable document at the bottom of the page):

Your departure :
Any departure before the announced schedule will not be framed by an administrative road closure, so you will be likely to meet motorized vehicles during your ascent.
The climb is open to minors over 14 years of age with parental authorization to provide on their arrival on site in hard copy.

The climb and its sanitary rules:
 Respect for distance: ban on being in the wake and taking advantage of the group's aspiration, riding in single file with a safety distance of 10 meters between each cyclist,
 Absolute ban on driving two abreast,
 To overtake, keep an offset of at least 1.5m and fall back 7m in front of the overtaken cyclist,
 Sputum, sputum not allowed. If necessary, signal yourself, let yourself be overtaken to relieve yourself in the last position.

Cycling rules
Be sure to respect:
 The highway code,
 Wearing a helmet,
 Be careful with other cyclists and authorized users,
 Reduced and controlled speed when descending

Your arrival :
We advise you to remain vigilant if you wish to go back down after the administrative reopening time of the road. You would be likely to encounter and be passed by motorized vehicles.
 A water supply and individual sweet bars will be offered to you by Maurienne Tourisme, respecting a direction of movement, a maximum of 6 people per queue and a distance of 2 meters between each individual. Hydroalcoholic gel will be at your disposal.
For cyclists wishing to practice several cycle touring climbs of the Challenge Mountain Collection 2021, a collector's card will be given to you by Maurienne Tourisme at arrivals, and pasted at each of the climbs offered in Maurienne and Haute Maurienne Vanoise. Prizes will be to be won by drawing lots at the end of the summer season.

Period of opening

Tuesday 10 August 2021 between 9 am and 12 pm.


Free of charge.

Languages ​​spoken

  • French French


Let's go

Practical information

Devant l'Office de Tourisme
Résidence Les Mélézets
Rue des Bettets
73500 Valfréjus