Between the Col de l’Iseran, Col de Petit Saint Bernard and Cormet de Roselend, there is no shortage of challenging ways for cycloclimbers to enjoy the beautiful countryside of the upper valley. Other great climbs on which to savour the peace and quiet of the high mountains include Lac du Saut and the hamlet of Savonne. And, of course, the climbs to Les Arcs 2000 and Tignes are not to be missed.
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cormet de roselend from the east
893 Points – The climb begins through the long Chapieux Valley, beside the Glaciers stream. After a flat section at Crêt Bettex, the chime of cowbells will welcome you to the Neuva Valley. The summit of the pass is at almost 2000 m.
956 Points – The climb to La Savonne is a gem – 6.6 km at an average gradient of 10.7%! Your efforts will be rewarded by spectacular views of the north faces of some of the Vanoise’s highest peaks.
lac du saut
1069 Points – Lac du Saut is set amidst magnificent countryside. The views of Lac du Chevril and all the summits of the Vanoise make this a particularly beautiful ride.
les arcs 2000
959 Points - The Tour de France visited Les Arcs in 1996. To ensure a more peaceful – but harder – ride, the route avoids a section of the main road to the resort.
886 Points – Starting from the dam, the road goes past two lakes – Chevril Reservoir, where you can still see the fresco of Hercules painted for the 1992 Olympics, and Lac de Tignes.