By road bike, e-bike or mountain bike; there are many ways to discover the Maurienne Valley. Whichever bike you take, you’ll discover mythical passes, secret roads and extraordinary sites and in this Collection, you’ll find all the information to make your stay in this Alpine wonderland unforgettable.
Today, there are more than 60 road routes to explore in Maurienne Valley. More than 100 establishments with the ‘welcome cyclist’ label (‘Accueil Vélo’) are ready to welcome you and offer you the best service and, if you opt for electric assistance on your day trips or more demanding tours, around 300 rental e-bikes are yours to choose from.
Every summer, the valley attracts professionals and amateurs alike during its 30+ cycling events: The Tour de France, Tour de Savoie Mont Blanc, La Marmotte, the Trans-Maurienne MTB race and La Trilogie de Maurienne, to name but a few. Riding here means you’re in excellent company.
The Maurienne Valley is an exceptional playground for all cyclists in search of challenges. Equally, it remains a destination appreciated for its authentic character and breathtaking panoramas. Take the time to admire and enjoy this dreamlike mountain scenery because the valley is more than its mythical cols - it is a legendary place.
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You start in Modane, which has excellent connections with Intercité and TGV. In total, you climb 940 meters in altitude to the Lac de Plan d’Aval mountain lake.Shortly after you set off, you will pass the Rochet des Amoureux, a popular spot for climbing enthusiasts, just before Villarodin-Bourget. Maybe next time you will come by here with climbing equipment.